With our office based in Wroclaw, Poland we are able to source highly qualified Polish Nurses for all different categories of nursing positions both in Ireland and the UK. This would range from Elderly Care nurses to Theatre Scrub Nurses and everything in-between.
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The Polish nurses we source are grouped into three categories. Please note that under the EU education system, the training of nurses is standardised for all EU countries. A nurse from Poland will be trained to the same level as a British or Irish nurse if he / she qualified after 2007, nurses who qualified before 2007 will also meet with directives based on education and experience combined. We will have assessed every nurse when we first meet with them to confirm that they meet with theses directives. Please read the following information and then contact us with any questions.
NMC / NMBI registered nurses
These are nurses that have completed the NMC / NMBI registration process.
Since the UK introduced an English Requirement for Registration in Januaray 2016 and Ireland in October 2017, nurses in this position have become incredibly limitied.
Nurses who have started the process
These are fully qualified nurses currently undergoing NMC / NMBI registration process and can be employed as nurses but will start off as senior nursing assistants or senior carers while waiting for their registration to be completed. The registration process if managed properly will take 4 to 8 weeks to complete from the point when the Nurses achieves the required proof of their English Level.
Unfortunatly it is imposible to say how long it will take a nurse to achieve the necessary score in IELTS or OET, please visit the English Requirements section of the website in order to educate yourself on this stage of the process.
These are experienced Polish nurses fully qualified to EU standards and registered in their home country and currently working in their home country or in alternative UK / Irish employment, however they are willing to undergo the NMC / NMBI registration process subject to suitable job offers from employers, as they will require financial assistance completing the process.
Nursing Employment FAQs
Can I employ Polish nurses?
Yes. Polish nurses are not subject to any work restrictions or visa requirements, you can employ them legally without any concerns.
Why should I recruit a nurse who only holds a reference number with NMBI or NMC?
We advise employers to recruit nurses who have obtained their reference from the NMBI / NMC and are awaiting full registration as it helps you the employer to keep a RGN before another employer does once their NMBI /NMC process is complete. Also if they take up a position as a HCA pending their registration this will give them a chance to familiarise themselves with the Nursing Home or Hospital and really hit the ground running once they have received their pin.
Why should I employ a non registered nurse?
There are a lot of fully qualified experienced nurses seeking work in Ireland and the UK, however, due to the cost and length of time involved in registering with the NMC and NMBI decide not to do so, until they have an offer or a UK or Irish employer wants to underwrite the costs involved. The costs of registration is roughly equivalent to 4 – 7 weeks local wages for them, so many are reluctant to commit to this process without a potential job offer. This option is good for Nursing Homes who are looking at the long term.