Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, National Midwifery Student Debate

Dec 09 2019 Posted: 09:27 GMT

On the 29th November 2019, the School of Nursing and Midwifery at NUI Galway hosted the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Annual Student Midwife Debate. The annual debate is organised by NMBI in conjunction with the six Higher Educational Institutes (HEIs) that provide midwifery education leading to registration.

On the day, we welcomed representatives from NMBI, clinical partners, women’s representatives, and midwifery students and lecturers from across the country. Two teams of midwifery students robustly debated the motion that "This house believes that midwifery skills are being lost as technology is promoted in all stages of pregnancy, labour and birth". For a preview of the day, please watch the short video here.

Congratulations to everyone involved and in particular to the midwifery students!