Incremental Credit

Incremental Credit entitlements

If a nurse or midwife obtains a permanent appointment, they may be granted full incremental credit. This incremental credit is calculated based on all previous genuine nursing experience in Ireland and abroad.

Incremental Credit Q&A

  • All temporary nurses and midwives seeking appropriate incremental credit are required to provide the following to their employer: 

    • a letter from previous Irish employer confirming service and relevant salary point; or
    • a statement of employment details from foreign employers; and
    • an up-to-date curriculum vitae 
  • A nurse or midwife may be granted incremental credit in respect of previous service in another nursing or midwifery discipline. For example, a psychiatric nurse who transfers to general nursing is entitled to incremental credit in respect of service as a psychiatric nurse. 

  • Incremental credit may be granted to nurses and midwives undertaking approved full-time post-graduate courses. Nurses and midwives may be granted up to a maximum of two increments. 

    Incremental credit can only be applied once during a nurse's career, irrespective of the number of full-time courses they undertake. 

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