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How to Apply for Ireland Re-Entry Visa via Registered Post

Three weeks prior to Christmas, I had received a brown envelope containing my Philippine passport stamped with my re-entry visa. Being a procrastinator, I failed to get a slot online for appointment in person at the Visa Processing Office in Dublin. Because it is peak season, there were no more available slots for a personal […]

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Ireland Basic Terms: A Nice to Know for Filipino Nurses

Filipino nurses, take note that in any other areas of life, there will always be a first time. Each first step will inevitably be remarkable. It could either be terrific or terrible. Working abroad is part of that next step forward of our career path. For first time OFWs like me, it is nerve-racking. The […]

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How to Ace the Clinical Adaptation Program for Nurses

As we all know, non-EU trained nurses need to take either clinical adaptation or the RCSI exam. For this blog post, I will be narrating about the adaptation program which I have undergone. I honestly do not have any idea about the RCSI exam, forgive me for that. According to NMBI, in order for non-EU […]

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Fob Watch In, Wrist Watch Out

In the Philippines, there are four things I must bring with me whenever I go out—my wallet, keys, cellphone and wristwatch. Wearing wristwatches has been a part of my life since I started studying Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I just feel incomplete whenever I am not wearing one. Imagine my surprise when my agent […]

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First Week in IE: Tips for Nurses Who are Moving to Ireland

Moving in a foreign land is a very daunting task. Irish culture and tradition are different from ours and although English is their language, the various accents of Irish people is also a challenge. The fear of the unknown is always there and believe me—that is normal. As you begin to explore the new world […]

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What to Pack for Ireland: A Checklist for Nurses

Clothing Long sleeved shirts Ultra-down jacket Fleece parka Windbreaker/rain jacket Winter coat Pants Leggings Pyjamas Camisole/tank top Cycling shorts Brassiere Panties Socks Uniform Shoes Walking shoes Boots Slippers Shoes for adaptation program (black shoes) Accessories Belt Hat Scarves Gloves Handkerchief Personal/Toiletries Toothbrush Toothpaste Floss Shampoo Conditioner Soap Feminine wash Deodorant Hair brush Comb Ponytail Chapstick […]

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