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Nursing in Ireland

Over the years, MMA has guided thousands of registered nurses like you, providing experts and support every step of the way. When you choose MMA, you're joining more than just a recruitment service. You become a part of our global family of registered nurses, collaborating to address Ireland's registered nurses needs. Your professional growth and success are our priorities.

Once you are approved for our Irish registered nurses program, we will help you with everything you need to relocate to Ireland, such as your registered nurse visa, screening, Irish registration and passing the registration process.

Still unsure? Take a look through our Recruitment Resources below, where you will find answers to help you make an informed decision about working and living abroad as an international nurse.

Your most frequent questions answered

What are the basic requirements for working as a nurse in Ireland?

To work as a nurse in Ireland, you need to be a registered nurse in your home country with a recognised nursing qualification. You can apply to the Irish register of nurses online through NMBI. Ensure you meet the requirements and are registered with the appropriate authority in your home country. If you trained outside Ireland, you may need to complete an adaptation or aptitude test, determined by the Irish nursing body. Associated fees: Overseas Application Request Fee (€350) and Overseas Registration Fee (€145). Website link https://www.nmbi.ie/Registration/Qualified-outside-Ireland

Do I need a visa to work in Ireland as a nurse?

If you are a non-European Union (EU) or non-European Economic Area (EEA) citizen, you will typically need a work permit or visa to work in Ireland. The MMA team will assist you to apply for the appropriate visa or permit before traveling. To obtain a visa to work as a nurse in Ireland, the following is required: Atypical Working Scheme Approval Letter NMBI Decision Letter, Temporary NMBI Certificate, RCSI Exam Booking Confirmation (or Nurses Adaptation confirmation) and Employment Contract from the Hospital

Is there a nursing shortage in Ireland?

Yes, Ireland, like many countries, has experienced a shortage of nurses, which has led to increased demand for international nursing staff.

Are there English language proficiency requirements?

The NMBI English language requirements for overseas nurses are as follows: IELTS Academic Test: Minimum overall score of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in any three components and 6.5 in any one component. OET (Nursing): Minimum grade B in three components and C+ in one component, with specific score ranges for each component.

Exemptions may apply to nurses from certain countries, including the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as those who have practiced in English-speaking countries. The NMBI evaluates each case individually for exemptions. Ensure your test results meet these criteria for successful registration with NMBI.

What is the average salary for nurses in Ireland?

The salary for nurses in Ireland varies based on experience and sector. For pre-registration nurses (Adaptation period), the salary is €26,679 per annum. Staff Nurse salary (Year 1) starts at €31,109 and can go up to €46,521 with years of experience. The average salary for Irish nurses typically falls between €37,000 to €45,000. Keep in mind that these figures are estimates, and salaries can differ between the public and private sectors. For detailed salary information, visit https://www.inmo.ie/Salary_Information.

How easy is it to find accommodation in Ireland, and what are the average rental prices?

Accommodation availability depends on your relocation package. Dublin tends to be more expensive, but costs decrease outside the city center or with shared living. Average weekly rent is about €250. Useful rental resources include websites like daft.ie and rent.ie, as well as recommendations from friends, colleagues, and local property management centers or auctioneers.