The amount of €3835 is payable to registered nurses employed on duties in specialist areas appropriate to the following qualifications where they hold the relevant qualification:
Accident & Emergency Nursing Course
Anaesthetic Nursing Course
Behaviour Modification Course
Behavioural Therapy Course, Burns Nursing Course
Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing Course
Coronary Care Course, Diabetic Nursing Course
Ear Nose & Throat Nursing Course
Forensic Psychiatric Nursing Course
Gerentological Nursing Course
Higher Dip. in Midwifery, Higher Dip. in Paediatrics
Infection Control Nursing Course
Intensive Care Nursing Course (incl. Paediatric Intensive Care and Special and Intensive Care of New Born)
Neurological/Neurosurgical Nursing Course
Operating Theatre Nursing Course (incl. Paediatric Op. Theatre)
Ophthalmic Nursing Course, Orthopaedic Nursing Course
Higher Diploma in Cardiovascular Nursing/Diabetes Nursing/Oncological
Nursing/Palliative Care Nursing/Accident and Emergency Nursing, Rehabilitation Nursing Course,
Renal Nursing Course, Stoma Care Nursing Course.
This list is not exhaustive – payment of the specialist qualification allowance extends to all specialist courses confirmed as Category II or equivalent by the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland.
The specialist qualification allowance is payable to registered general nurses holding recognised post registration qualifications in midwifery or sick children’s nursing and employed on duties appropriate to their qualification.