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To practice as a nurse in the United Kingdom, candidates should register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).



Adaptation Program: Nurses trained outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) will be required to undertake the Adaptation Program before working as nurse in the Ireland.  


  •  Minimum 1 year of experience.
  •  B.Sc/Diploma in nursing.
  •  IELTS Academic score of overall 7.0, with Listening- 6.5, Reading- 6.5, Writing- 7.0,Speaking- 7.0.


  • Nurses would be paid on Student Nurse III scale which is Euro 22,012 per annum.
  • Once registration is complete,you will be paid incremental scales. Free Air ticket.
  • The visa given to you come with a family status, which implies that you get family Visas and you can call your families over to join you, after completing your adaptation period.
  • In Ireland, every child is permitted to receive free, state-owned primary and post-primary schooling.

 Aptitude Test:

The Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery RCSI aptitude test is an alternative to the current adaptation/assessment model for assessing the competence of overseas educated and trained nurses and midwives. It is based on a two assessment methods. It was developed following an extensive review of the national and international literature, and following a national survey and consultation with stakeholders in Ireland. The assessment/test received approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, the professional regulatory body. Aptitude test means a test limited to the professional knowledge of the applicant made by the competent authority of the State with the aim of assessing the ability of the applicant to pursue a regulated profession in the State  (Statutory Instrument SI no. 139 of 2008) 

The Aptitude Test comprises two parts: 

  • Part 1: Theory or Knowledge Test 
  • Part 2: Practical or OSCE Test 

Two attempts (that is, one repeat) will be allowed at each of the two parts of the Aptitude Test. The Theory Test must be repeated in full. The particular competency/competencies failed in the Practical Test must be repeated (details will be given with the results of the Practical Test). 

If an applicant successfully completes the RCSI Aptitude Test (both the theory and the practical parts) then RCSI will inform the NMBI regarding the outcome. RCSI will have then completed its communication with the applicant regarding the Aptitude Test. Therefore in regard to registration with the NMBI, the applicant should forward all queries through the appropriate channels within the NMBI. If an applicant is unsuccessful at the repeat / 2nd attempt of either part of the Aptitude Test, then RCSI will inform the NMBI. 

Please refer to the below site for comprehensive details of the aptitude test and associated procedures: 

Note: The assessment process will take upto 6 months.