RPN moving to Ireland?

  1. Hello all,

    im a 30yr old male and am hoping to move home to Ireland with abroad. I left home when i was 20, studied abroad and have absolutely no idea of how things work in the irish care system!

    I qualified as a general nurse, (RN i think it is), studied psychiatrics for another yr (RPN i think!), i think what i have is called "double degree"?
    I qualified 4 yrs ago and worked from day 1 in psychiatics, detox (including a 5 week specialist course), acute psychiatry, forensic psychiatry (prisons).
    At the moment im working as a forensic community psych nurse, ie caring for psych patients that were sentenced to care but are being release back out.

    Anyway i want to move to somewhere in the south east, at a stretch south dublin and ive been informed that ill walk into a job in the St John of Gods in stillorgan at about 34-36k.

    What i really want is however somewhere in the south east, St Senans (enniscorthy) or the psych hospitals in Kilkenny, Waterford or Carlow.
    Anyone got any idea of

    - what are my chances of getting such a job in the south east, where do i look?
    - is there any private psych hospitals in the area?
    - do i need extra qualifications to work as a psych community nurse?

    Its a bit of a jungle out there so all input will be a help.
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    Joined: May '03; Posts: 33; Likes: 1
    Psyk nurse (drug addictio)

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  3. by   jeanconnor
    you will need to register with an bord altranis the irish nursing board.but you should have no prob getting work in any psychiatric hosp.I think you need to do that first before you go for the community psyc nurse posts.If you also join the irish nurses organisation it will be a big help,when you move back
  4. by   silve19^
    hi there..im a general nurse from the philippines..received the decision letter from ABA on my application and it requires me to undergo an adaptation period before i can be eligble for registration.however, i need an employer or an agency who can assist me with this..so, im asking if u have any idea on how and where i can find employers who can help me on my adaptation period..any ideas will be of great help..thanks
  5. by   Murt
    Quote from silve19^
    hi there..im a general nurse from the philippines..received the decision letter from ABA on my application and it requires me to undergo an adaptation period before i can be eligble for registration.however, i need an employer or an agency who can assist me with this..so, im asking if u have any idea on how and where i can find employers who can help me on my adaptation period..any ideas will be of great help..thanks
    Ive heard about this and im hoping to god that they dont make me do this, i mean im Irish, lived there most of me life, speak english (well as good as we Irish do ) and have been educated in Europe.

    Ill crack up if they suggest this.

    Good luck with your own application btw, just go into www.hse.ie and see if you can contact anyone there.

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