COVID-19 : Update for applicants26 March 2020
A number of changes have just now been made to the April MCQ/Theory test dates. Please refer to the 'apply' page.
Scroll down the page and find 'All future test dates'.
If you plan to attend for the April test as allocated, then there is no need to contact us please. You will be contacted on an individual basis closer with your details to your test date. However, if you cannot attend the allocated April test date, then please immediately submit the necessary details via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to the 'apply' page, scroll down and complete the details as indicated in change your test date'.
You MUST ensure you comply with all the requirements surrounding COVID-19 , including being 14 days in self-isolation if you recently entered Ireland.
Please fully discuss this update with your agent/prospective employer.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Health Service Executive Ireland
At this point in time, all future test dates are going ahead as per revised scheduled. If there is any change then each applicant will be contacted.
Regarding the notice on the COVID-19 section of the RCSI website, stating '… all RCSI professional exams, scheduled to take place up to the end of August 2020 ... will not take place' – Please note, this does not apply to the RCSI FNM Aptitude Test for Overseas Nurses.
Working as a general nurse in the Republic of Ireland
In order to work as a nurse in the Republic of Ireland you must be on the active register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI). If you trained outside the Republic of Ireland you must undergo a regulatory assessment by the NMBI. When the assessment by the NMBI is complete, the outcome may be:
To refuse registration
As a prerequisite to registration, you must successfully complete one of two compensation measures: (a): the RCSI Aptitude Test or (b): A period of adaptation and assessment.