With our office based in Bucharest, Romania we are able to source highly qualified Romanian Nurses for all different categories of nursing positions in Ireland & the UK. This would range from Elderly Care nurses to Theatre Scrub Nurses and everything in-between.
The Romanian 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 Romania will be trained to the same level as a British or Irish nurse if he / she qualified after 2010, nurses who qualified before 2010 will also meet with directives based on education and experience combined, these nurse will be required to have 5 years experience in order to register.
We will have assessed every nurse when we first meet with them to confirm that they meet with theses directives. Also after several trips to Romania we have noticed a very high level of English. This is due to the fact that Romanians normally study English from the age of 5 and all English TV remains in English with subtitles and not dubbed. Please read the following information and then contact us with any questions.
These are fully qualified nurses currently undergoing the NMBI/NMC registration process and can be employed as nurses but will start off as senior nursing assistants or carers while waiting for their registration to be completed. The registration process if managed properly will take 16 weeks to complete.
These are experienced nurses fully qualified to EU standards and registered in their home country currently working in their home country or in alternative UK / Irish employment, however, are willing to undergo the NMBI/NMC registration process subject to suitable job offers from employers.
Yes. Romanian nurses are not subject to any work restrictions or visa requirements since 1st Jan 2012, you can employ them legally without any concerns.
We advise employers to recruit nurses who have obtained their reference from the NMBI and are awaiting full registration as it helps you the employer to keep a RGN before another employer does, once their NMBI 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.
There are a lot of fully qualified experienced EU 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.