Welcome to the NCC
Welcome to the NCC website. Here you will find information on how to become a nurse or midwife.
Set up under the management of An Bord Altranais in November 1998, the Nursing Careers Centre (NCC) is responsible for:
The processing of mature applications to the pre-registration honours degree programmes
The NCC is committed to the principles of good recruiting practice. These principles involve fair and impartial selection of the best candidates for the pre-registration honours degree programmes. In carrying out this function, the NCC works closely with:
- The Central Applications Office (CAO) to which application is made
- The Higher Education Institutions
- The Public Appointments Service (PAS) regarding the written assessment
The Promotion and Marketing of Nursing
In carrying out this function, the NCC works closely with all the key stakeholders involved in the education and training of student nurses/midwives, including the Department of Health, personnel in healthcare agencies, the national promotion and marketing liaison group, personnel in Higher Education Institutions, and personnel in the second-level education sector, including guidance counsellors, and many others.
The Provision of Information to Registered Nurses and Midwives
The NCC has developed the publication Nursing/Midwifery: Career Development. Post Registration Courses, outlining various post-registration education opportunities for Registered Nurses and Midwives. Further information is available by clicking here.