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Nurse Practitioner - Advanced

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€54k > 65
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€54 - 65
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Last Updated: March, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Despite a decline in employment, the demand for certain types of nursing skills has remained strong and has resulted in shortages. Work patterns and certain geographical locations are also impacting on recruitment and retention of nurses.

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Nurses & Midwives

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Practice nurses; psychiatric nurses; staff nurses; nurse (clinical specialists); nurse-tutors; midwives; matrons (medical services).

Number Employed:

58,500

Part time workers: 21%
Aged over 55: 17%
Male / Female: 7 / 93%
Non-Nationals: 11%
With Third Level: 97%
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RANPs - Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioners - are the highest level of clinical experts in the nursing profession in Ireland.


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RANPs are the highest level of clinical experts in the nursing profession in Ireland today.

Registered Advanced Nurse/Midwife Practitioners offer specialist advanced nursing or midwifery services to patients. They have greater independence and are able to assess, treat and discharge certain patients and in doing so, provide a more holistic service whereby patients deal with just one health professional during a hospital visit.

RANPs offer a specialist advanced nursing or midwifery service to patients to provide expert and compassionate care and treatment. This expanded nurse role incorporates teaching, research and acting as clinical leaders across the multi-disciplinary team.

Many RANP and RAMPs are now nurse prescribers and/or x-ray prescribers and therefore can work completely autonomously to improve the patients’ journey through the often challenging experience of ill health and recovery.

RANPs may be based in Local Injuries Unit (LIU) - locally based services treating minor injuries and are a safe alternative to the Emergency Department (ED) for a number of injuries and conditions.

The LIUs come under the clinical governance of a consultant in emergency medicine and the RANPs rotate between the LIU and the ED at UHL so they are an integral part of the Emergency Medicine team.

The LIUs are at all times staffed by a senior clinical decision maker, qualified in emergency care. A wide range of diagnostic supports are available to staff in the LIUs and protocols are in place for the transfer to University Hospital Limerick of patients who clinical staff have decided are too unwell to be treated in the LIUs or whose condition falls outside the criteria for care in the LIU.

 

 


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Entry to the Advanced Nurse Practitioner is a Level 9 Qualification leading to MSc in Nursing (Advanced Nursing Practice).

Applicants are required to have completed an honours primary degree in Nursing and hold currrent registration with An Bord Altranais.

MSc Nursing (Advanced Practice Courses are avauilable from UCC (CKX46), RCSI, UCD and TCD. 

Last Updated: September, 2015


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Organisation: An Bord Altranais/Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)
Address: 18-20 Carysfort Avenue Blackrock Co Dublin
Tel: (01) 639 8500 LoCall 1890 200 116
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