More than 200 gerontological care opportunities for nurses in the private & voluntary nursing homes sector

More than 200 nursing opportunities exist within the gerontological care sector and the number is expected to grow in the next six to 12 months, a new survey by Nursing Homes Ireland reveals. The survey was conducted to coincide with Nursing Homes Week 2014 (16th to 22nd June) the annual celebration to promote nursing home care.


NHI will be amongst a host of stakeholders promoting the gerontological nursing discipline to graduating nurses at DCU this coming Wednesday, 18th June. Speakers from the private and voluntary nursing home sector will promote nursing roles and employment opportunities to approx. 200 students. The recruitment seminar is being hosted to coincide with the launch of Nursing Homes Nursing Projects/DCU report: The Journey Through Death and Dying: Families Experiences of the End-of-Life Care in Private Nursing Homes.  


A dedicated NHI website that will inform of nursing opportunities and promote employment in gerontological care will be launched in coming weeks along with a dedicated brochure.


A range of events activities are taking place in NHI Members Homes across the country to promote the positivity of nursing home life and care during Nursing Homes Week 2014. The week of celebrations commenced today, Monday 16th June, and will run to Sunday 22nd June. Further information is available at


The survey was opened to NHI’s 360 Member homes and its results reveal many of the specialist healthcare settings in our local communities require differing nursing disciplines to fulfil opportunities.