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Are you interested in Orthopaedic Nursing?

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By on 20 January 2015


Are you interested in Orthopaedic Nursing?

What is Orthopaedic Nursing?

Orthopaedic Nursing is a speciality of nursing that focuses on the treatment as well as the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. Orthopaedic issues can range from acute problems such as fractures to chronic disorders such as loss of bone density to arthritis.

How do I become an Orthopaedic Nurse?

To become an Orthopaedic Nurse you must first obtain a Degree in Nursing. A lot of Nurses can progress to specialise in Orthopaedics by completing a Postgrad course, there is also the possibility of moving on and completing a Masters in Orthopaedics. The course can usually be completed full time or part time over a course of 1 to 2 years.

What are the requirements to be eligible for a course?

  • You must be fully registered with An Bord Altranas.


  • Six months previous experience working in Orthopaedics is required


The Postgrad in Orthopaedics is available in a number of colleges in Ireland including

The Royal College of Surgeons

Trinity College

University College Cork

National University of Ireland Galway


For more information and useful links for Orthopaedic Nurses you can visit the INMO Orthopaedic Nurses section.


Check out our current Orthopaedic Nursing Jobs available here

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