Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Posted on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 by Jacynta RyanNo comments

What is a Staff Nurse?

A Staff Nurse is a registered nurse who provides high-quality care to their patients. They generally work in hospitals and long-term care facilities. A staff nurse will take on a wide range of duties all centred around their patients and their needs, they will work closely with doctors and other members of the medical team to diagnose and treat patients. These nurses may carry out assessments of patients and administer care and medications as needed and must also keep notes regarding patients' care and development. 


What is the salary of a Staff Nurse?

A Staff Nurse in Ireland on average earns around 32,600 EUR per year. Salaries range from 16,300 EUR (lowest) to 50,600 EUR(highest).

Staff Nurse salaries vary drastically based on professional experience, qualifications or location. The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage.

The average hourly pay for a Staff Nurse in Ireland is €18.89 According to 


Do  you need qualifications to be a staff nurse?

To become a nurse in Ireland you will need to complete a nursing or midwifery programme which is NMBI approved. Many nursing programmes are Bachelor’s Degrees (NFQ Level 8) and typically take around 4 years to complete. If you have gained qualifications outside of Ireland you will need to get recognition of qualifications – this involves the comparison of your qualifications with the Irish education standards and requirements.

In order to work as a nurse in Ireland, you will need to be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).

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