“Nurses working in the nursing home sector in Ireland have a rewarding and challenging job. They deal with emergency situations and develop excellent decision-making skills. They do not have the backup or support of a medical team in an emergency situation and cannot hand the problem over - they must take control and assume responsibility which is very motivating. Nurses working in the nursing home sector develop good interpersonal skills. They mentor, guide and teach staff on an on-going and daily basis. They encourage loyalty and good team-work.
Working in a nursing home in Ireland is an excellent choice of career. I feel privileged to work in the sector and I would not hesitate to recommend a career in care of the elderly to any one of my nursing colleagues,”