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7 Deadly Interview Sins

By Aoife Manning on 21 May 2015

Deadly Interviews Sins Have you or do you currently commit any of the 7 Deadly Sins? Nurses are the Angels of society but are you when it comes to your job hunting? So if they are committed so often in everyday life how are we committing them when looking for a Nursing Job? 1. Pride ...


What a week we had for International Nurses Week 2015

By Aoife Manning on 12 May 2015

Celebrate a Hero during International Nurses Week May 6th-May12th As International Nurses Week closes for 2015 today May 12th  Florence Nightingales Birthday, we would like to summarise what a fantastic week we have had this year for our third annual #CelebrateNurses campaign. Our week kic...


Numbers for Nursing course down in C.A.O. 2015

By Aoife Manning on 29 April 2015

This year’s C.A.O. applications revealed a very poor result the Nursing programmes saw a big drop-off in take-up, (2,098, or 6% less applications than in 2014). ( So we ask the question what is the reason behind this? One would think that the negative media attention around the ...


Now is a better time than ever to Celebrate Nurses? Why? Because there is none of them left

By Aoife Manning on 22 April 2015

There is a global shortage of nursing staff and this issue needs to be addressed. In April 2013 89,000 people emigrated from Ireland and in April 2014 a further 81,900 emigrated from our Emerald Isle. According to The Nursing and Midwifery Board Ireland there are 64,790 active registered n...


What would you ask Leo to do to improve the situation for Nurses?

By Aoife Manning on 16 April 2015

In 2014 there were 8,119 Nurses working abroad this was up from 7,705 in 2013.  In 2014 2,369 new Nurses registered on the system.  One thing is clear there are not enough Nurses to cover the demand and this problem will continue to grow year on year. Our MD Cora Barnes was involved in a d...


International Nurses Week Celebrate Nurses 2015

By Aoife Manning on 09 April 2015

It is coming to that time of year again, International Nurses Week May 6th to May 12th when countries around the world come together to honour the profession that is nursing. The theme for 2015 is Nurses: A Force for Change: Care Effective, Cost Effective. This year we will be continuing our ...


The Age Demographic of Ireland is rising

By Aoife Manning on 03 April 2015

The Age demographic of Ireland is rising, but why are we not preparing to keep up with the Aging Population?  Anybody working in the Nursing Home sector will know that there is more of a demand for places for residents within these Nursing Homes whether it is in the Private sector or Public S...


Remember Daffodil Day is this Friday march 27th

By Jesus Garcia Martin on 24 March 2015

Daffodil Day Irish Cancer Society 2015 Daffodil Day is the biggest and longest running fundraising day for the Irish Cancer Society, Ireland’s national cancer charity. On Daffodil Day thousands of volunteers around Ireland sell daffodil pins and flowers to raise money for the Society’s fre...


Why did you become a Nurse?

By Aoife Manning on 18 March 2015

  Why did you become a Nurse? Are you still happy you decided to enter the nursing profession? People say Nursing is a vocation or a calling and many nurses may feel this way but what are the reasons that you decided to become a nurse? Becoming a nurse is not something that can be taken li...