Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Department of Health
495. To ask the Minister for Health if consideration will be given to altering the qualifying criteria for entry to nursing and midwifery courses for applications made via the Public Appointments Service to make allowances for candidates unable to meet the time limit of the aptitude test; and if in such cases consideration could be given instead to such candidates' FETAC qualifications and relevant work experience in the healthcare sector. [10627/20]
Statutory responsibility for the setting of criteria for entry to nursing and midwifery courses rests with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI). Accordingly, I have referred the question to the NMBI and asked it to respond directly to the Deputy.