Nursing in Ireland

  1. Hello, I am new grad nurse and I am looking to move to Ireland. soon I will become registered nurse in and I wish to ask if there is someone who was in my same situation or some irish nurse. I am not EU citizen and I will need work permit. where can I seek for help , are there recruitment agencies willing to help ? Or should I find employer on my own
    ( that's really hard ) ? bye
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  2. 33 Comments

  3. by   suzy12
    Where did you train and is it northern or Southern Ireland you want to nurse

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  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Have you even registered yet with the nursing board of either places? Also things are a bit tough in Ireland so finding someone willing to go work permit route may be hard
  5. by   suzy12
    The nursing board for the UK is the NMC .. And you have to have a lot of practise hours , I had to complete over 2300 , I did here that foreign nurses can get in with 1600? But am not sure , as for sponsorship , I have heard of foreign nurses getting sponsored in the UK as a whole ... The rules for Southern Ireland may be different as its not part of the UK

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  6. by   Silverdragon102
    But you still need to register with the Irish board of nursing and jobs are still difficult
  7. by   K+MgSO4
    In the republic Nursing is still in a hiring freeze in ghe public sector, your chances are very small
  8. by   resilientnurse
    Are you a nursing graduate originating from the US? If so, there is a way you can work in Ireland on your American nursing license for one company at least.
  9. by   Sinedenise
    Hi.. sorry for late response. yes, I am registered nurse in Italy. it's republic of ireland not northern ireland.. thanks all for messages..
  10. by   MaleNurseforUK
    Hi, I think you should first apply to "an board altranais" ( Irish Nursing Board ).
    Fulfill the requirement before applying, they require a year experience, IELTS and so on.
    As far as job is concerned i don't know much about it but you can check this Nurse Jobs Ireland: Homepage|Nursing Jobs|Nurse Jobs|Nursing Recruitment website.
    Hope they will help you out, email them and ask your queries.
    I suppose this information helps. All the best.
  11. by   Sinedenise
    Thank you for the help. I started the registration process with An Bord A and I got my pin number.
    I have sent en email now. All the best.
  12. by   MaleNurseforUK
    Hi, Even i am an interested to work in Ireland, it would be a great help if you would let me know about employer or any agency who is sponsoring you. Kindly share the experience.
  13. by   Sinedenise
    Hi, at the moment I am doing all on my own I mean registration and so on. Once I get registered I will try to get in contact whit an recruitment agency or employer. and it's not easy.
  14. by   new2nursingBR
    Hi Sinedenise, I am in a similar boat. I just graduated with a Nursing Degree from Portugal, although I am not an EU Citizen. The agency said that I don't have a chance to apply to UK without a passport, so I am looking towards Ireland to see the possibilities.

    Seems as though in general nursing is not as high demand right now.

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