Adaptation course in the Republic of Ireland

  1. Hi everyone

    I recently received a Decision letter from ABA( Nursing Council of Ireland) to complete a period of adaptation before registration. Can anyone assist me secure this as I have failed to do it on my own? I don't mind an employment bond, should there be a willing sponsor.

    Many thanks
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  3. by   K+MgSO4
    Your not going to have much luck as many of Ireland's own grads cannot get jobs and EU guidelines on employment state if the job cannot be filled by an Irish resident or an EU resident then and only then can it be filled by another person.
  4. by   Primrose2013
    Hie Jaymass,am really in the same bought as you.I received my letter back in January and have not found a place for adaptation.All the hospitals on the list except for one do not do the adaptation course.Its really frustrating.Am almost giving up but my whole family moved to Ireland and now am stuck.
  5. by   Primrose2013
    Ooops,i meant to say boat not bought!My apologies.
  6. by   jaymass
    Thank you K+MgSO4. In other words this is a futile exercise? Gracious God!
  7. by   jaymass
    Primrose, I'm so sorry to hear that, and really disappointed! Any luck with the nursing homes?
  8. by   Primrose2013
    Jaymass, its been a long struggle because when I apply for jobs they say I need to be registered first but for me to be registered I need to do the adaptation so its kind of confusing. They tell me to apply once I get my pin but how can I get it when I have to do the adaptation first. I have already started my UK registration and received the second pack recently.If I manage to go to the UK will have to leave my husband behind unless he gets a transfer which is unlikely and I cannot sit at home waiting as I think am really going crazy about all this. How about you?Any luck?
  9. by   jaymass
    no luck primrose, am soo frustrated! is it easier in the UK?
  10. by   vinceyuu
    Ireland is so confusing as affairs stand but am a one who is now trying to transfer to a college to get BN degree in Ireland.
  11. by   Hooloovoo

    I am not sure if this thread is still active.

    It can be quite frustrating to get registration if NMBI decides you need a Period of Adaptation and trying to find a hospital that will take you on is quite challenging.

    If you have a nursing skill that is in high demand then write to the nursing department and seek their help in facilitating a period of adaptation.
  12. by   banjiadewusi
    Hi primrose, I know its been three years since you posted this but I just found myself in this same situation.

    I want to find out if you were successful back then and how did you get one eventually if you ever did.

    I really need help, can someone help? I won't mind a nursing home either.

  13. by   Ccyd26
    I hope this thread to be active. But you need to get an employer to assist you with the adaptation. They will pay for the cost and help you find a hospital to conduct the adaptation.
  14. by   JERRY007
    I m also in the same situation..Pls update what is the current scenario foor adaptation requirement nurses.