Nurses / Midwives on Clinical Adaptation and Assessment Programme / RCSI Examination

The below notice applies to:

(i)       EU trained applicants not entitled to direct registration under the provisions of EU Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and the Council.

 

(ii)     Non-EU trained applicants for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) who are individually assessed by NMBI.

 

  • One application by a non-EEA national may be undertaken under this Scheme in a 12-month period. 
  • Persons holding immigration permission Stamp 2 may apply from within the State but only if they have already been in the State for a minimum of 12 months. Evidence of attendance at a recognised academic institution must be submitted as part of the supporting documentation required. If the application is successful, a change of immigration status involving new registration with the Garda National Immigration Bureau (regardless of the balance of immigration permission that may remain under the Stamp 2 permission and the payment of the associated fee) will be required. 
  • Permission granted will cover a single 6 month period to allow for completion of the Clinical Adaptation and Assessment Programme/RCSI Examination, registration with the NMBI and the acquisition of an Employment Permit from the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. 
  • On arrival in the State persons must register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB), otherwise an application for an Employment Permit on successful completion of the Clinical Adaptation and Assessment Programme/RCSI Examination cannot be accepted by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.  
  • Persons who successfully complete the Clinical Adaptation and Assessment Programme/RCSI Examination and receive their Registration Certificate (PIN) must apply for an Employment Permit from the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation within this timeframe. 
  • An Employment Permit will be granted only in respect of employment by the Irish based host body identified on the Atypical Working Scheme Application Form and in the Atypical Working Scheme Letter of Approval. On receipt of an Employment Permit, a person must then register again with GNIB so that immigration permission reflects the change of status. 
  • Persons who are unsuccessful in the Clinical Adaptation and Assessment Programme may appeal the matter but must leave the State before expiry of the 6 month permission regardless of whether or not the appeal process has been completed. 
  • Persons whose appeal is successful and have left the State due to the expiry of their 6-month permission must apply for an Employment Permit from the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and be in receipt of this document before re-entering the State to take up the employment.

 

Updated 05 January 2016