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Nurse Registration

An Bord Altranais (The Irish Nursing Board)

To work in Ireland you must be registered with An Bord Altranais – the Irish Nursing Board. For further information and an application form please contact:

An Bord Altranais Nursing Board
18/20 Carysfort Avenue,
Blackrock,
Co. Dublin,
Ireland

http://www.nursingboard.ie
Tel: (+3531) 639 8500
Fax: (+3531) 639 8515

As this process can take approximately 8–12 weeks it is advisable to start your application as soon as possible if you are seriously considering relocating to Ireland.

Nursing & Midwifery Council (The UK Nursing Board)

To work in the UK you must be registered with the nursing & midwifery council. For further information and an application form, please contact:

Nursing & Midwifery Council
23 Portland Place,
London,
WIB IP2,
England

http://www.nmc-uk.org

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7637 7181

English Language Test

An essential requirement of the Irish Nursing Board if you have completed your initial nurse training programme outside the EU. One of the following English Tests must be completed prior to interview.

Academic IELTs (English Language Test) as organised by the British Council. Without this you will not be eligible to register as a nurse in Ireland. You must take the ACADEMIC form of the test and achieve an overall band score of 7 with a score of no less than 7 in both writing and speaking module and achieve a score of no less than 7 in both reading and listening module.

Interviews with Hospital Personnel

Hospital Personnel hold regular interviews in the United Kingdom and in Dublin, but if you are travelling to Ireland on a holiday we will do our best to arrange an interview for you while you are here.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Overseas Graduate or Overseas trained applicants for General Registration as a registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurse of Midwife in Australia

To work in Australia you must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. For further information and an application form can be found on their website: http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au or for Overseas callers phone +61 7 3666 4911.

English Language Test

The English Language Test is an essential requirement of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, if you have completed your secondary schooling not in English. Please contact the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for further details.

Further Information

For more information, please call or send us an email to info@kcr.ie to us enclosing:

  • Detailed, updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of Nursing Certificate and Current Registration
  • Copy of Passport Page that shows your passport number and date of issue / expiry
  • 2 x passport photographs
  • Cover Letter

 

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