Posted January 14, 2018 03:23:42The number of people seeking a nursing career in Ireland has doubled over the past four years, with the number of openings increasing by more than 60% year-on-year.
According to the National Nursing and Midwifery Council (NNMC), there are now 2,927 nursing positions available for those wishing to become an RN.
The majority of those positions are in rural areas and in rural and remote areas.
In the past, the National Council for the Nursing Research in Ireland (NCRNI) estimated that there were around 6,000 vacancies for an RN in Ireland.
However, there are a growing number of applicants across all age groups and the number is expected to rise further.
According the NCRNI, the number, on average, is now around 3,500.
In 2017, the NCNFI estimated that more than 2,000 RNs were registered in Ireland, which was more than double the previous year.
The growth in the number and number of vacancies is being driven by an increase in the age group.
In 2019, about 30% of the applicants for nursing jobs in Ireland were aged 18 to 24.
However, in 2020, that figure was 40%.
In 2021, it was 37%.
However, the percentage of 18- to 24-year-olds who apply for a nursing job is expected remain the same.
The NCRNIs latest National Survey on Nursing and midwifer Health (NSNH) found that more and more young people are seeking nursing and midwife jobs, and more and further in the future, more and again, the proportion of young people seeking nursing jobs is likely to increase.
The number is likely also to rise as the number in nursing has increased, with more and better paid positions available.
In 2018, about 10% of those aged 20-24 applied for a midwife position, and in 2019, around 15% of applicants were in this age group and around 13% in this group were seeking a midwife role.
It is estimated that about 50% of midwives in Ireland are in the same age group as those seeking a nurse role, and the figures for midwives have continued to increase, increasing by about 5% in 2019.
The percentage of nursing graduates in the midwits position is expected increase by about 1.5% in 2020.
It will also be the case that more young men and women will be entering the workforce, with those aged 18-24 entering the profession in higher numbers than the general population.
In addition, the amount of graduates applying for a RN in 2018 was 5,400, with an average age of 22.5 years.
This is a significant increase on the amount applying for an NCO in 2017, with about 6,500 people applying for the RN.
As the number rises, so does the number seeking the role.
In 2020, more than 1,000 people applied for the role of midwife.
In 2021 it was 4,700, and it is estimated in 2022 that there will be 6,600 applications.
However this will decrease significantly in 2019 with the average age in the RN position will decrease from 25 years in 2021 to 22 years in 2019 and 24 years in 2020 according to the NCNRI.
In 2016, there were about 1,600 applicants to the RN, with 7,000 applicants aged 20 to 24 years.
It was estimated that in 2020 there would be about 5,200 applicants in this position.
The average age is expected decline from 25 to 22 in 2019 from about 20 years in 2017.
In total, there will only be around 1,400 applicants for the position in 2020 compared to 4,500 in 2017 and 5,000 in 2018.
In 2022, there is also expected to be 1,300 applicants to RNs job in Ireland compared to 2,500 the year before.
In a number of areas, the numbers of applications for midwomans will be lower than the numbers for the average RN.
This will also apply in rural Ireland.
In rural areas, about 40% of people applying are aged 18 years and over, and about 17% are aged between 20 and 24.
However the NCNSH report suggests that in rural communities, the average person applying for midwife roles is not the same as the average for the population in urban areas.
It also indicates that in urban and regional areas, there have been increases in the proportion applying for nurse roles in rural places, with a rise in the overall number of applications.
It says that in 2017 there were more than 3,000 applications for nurse positions, and this number is estimated to increase by 2% in 2021.
The figures also indicate that in the rural areas where there are fewer people applying, the total number of midwoms will be less than the total population.
The increase in numbers of people wanting to become nurses is a result of a number