Kate Cowhig International Healthcare Recruitment (KCR) specialise in the recruitment of registered nurses, in Ireland, London and throughout the UK.

There is currently a large number of open nursing positions across hospitals in Ireland and the UK – we are seeking skilled nurses with perfect English to fill these permanent, full time positions. Exceptional benefits, relocation packages, and FREE recruitment are included for successful candidates.
Candidates must have successfully passed the IELTS Academic Exam before submitting their CV. Result requirements vary for Ireland and the UK.
If you have the desired results below and are interested in a rewarding nursing career in Ireland or the UK please get in touch with our jobs team.

Call: + 353 1 671 5557 (IRE) / + 44 207 8338830 (UK) – Email: info@kcrjobs.com 



Ireland (NMBI)


United Kingdom (NMC)*

Overall 7 Overall 7
Speaking 7 Speaking 7
Listening 6.5 Listening 7
Writing 7 Writing 7
Reading 6.5 Reading 7

* Recent changes by the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) allow candidates to pool the results of two Academic IELTS exam sittings in order to achieve the overall band score of 7. The exams must be taken within 6 months and a score of 7 must be scored in each area over the two sittings. Click here for full details.