We are aware of the challenges faced by Ukrainian nurses and midwives now living in Ireland.
Over the past year, we have been supporting a number of nurses and midwives, who relocated to Ireland to escape the conflict in Ukraine, to join the Register of Nurses and Midwives.
We continue to work with colleagues across the health sector to support these nurses and midwives to practise in Ireland.
For example, we translated a document on frequently asked questions about our registration processes into Ukrainian and we are supporting a number of additional Ukrainian applicants through the process.
The Department of Health is now funding clinical English language training to help Ukrainians meet the English language proficiency to register with a professional regulator in Ireland. The RegPath website provides information on the minimum English language proficiency levels required, the training available and how to apply. Applications are currently open for nurses and midwives who are registering with us and English language training is the final requirement for their registration.
Furthermore, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has a portal where Ukrainian health professionals can register their interest in working in the Irish public health service. This can be accessed here.
The HSE’s national online learning and development portal supports learning and development for health and social care staff and is now available to all Ukrainian healthcare workers.
Any nurses and midwives who need support to join the Register of Nurses and Midwives, having qualified from outside the EU, can contact G3reg@nmbi.ie.