General Information

General Benefits

There are many benefits to working in the Irish Health Service including:

  • Permanent contracts of employment
  • Opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Sponsorship programmes for specialist post registration education
  • Generous annual and public holiday leave entitlements
  • Competitive salary scale of €31,109 – €47,931with additional pay for shift and differentials
  • 39 hour week
  • Excellent public service pension
  • Various employee schemes attracting substantial leave entitlements including: maternity and parental leave, shorter working year, flexible working arrangements etc
  • Travel pass scheme with significant tax relief

Educational sponsorship

The Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director through its Nursing & Midwives Professional Development Units sponsor post-graduate formal academic courses that prepare Nurses and Midwives for expanding their role as well as for specialist and advanced practice roles and significant funding is provided for this on an annual basis. These education programmes are provided by Universities and Institutes of technology.

The following opportunities for continuing professional development [CPD] will be made available:

  • CPD relevant to your area of practice
  • Sponsorship for specialist post registration education programmes aligned to your role

Nursing Qualifications and Registration

You must be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland [NMBI] to practice as a nurse or midwife in Ireland. For more information on how to register with NMBI please follow this link