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Careers & Nursing & Midwifery

Key dates for CAO application process

If you are interested in applying to the CAO to study nursing or midwifery, you need to be sure you are aware of the various deadlines for the application process.

The dates are shown in the table below.

  Mature Applicant Standard Applicant
Application to CAO Closing Date
1 February 2020, 5:15pm
Closing Date
1 February 2020, 5:15pm                
Application to PAS 3 February - 21 February 2020, 3pm Not applicable
Invitation to test - time and venue Check your message board on www.PublicJobs.ie by 27 March 2020 Not applicable
Test Early to Mid - April (this will be confirmed on your message board as above) Not applicable
 
Late Application Closing Date
1 May 2020, 5:15pm
(see note1)
Closing date
1 May 2020, 5:15pm
(see note2)
Change of Mind Beginning of May - 1 July 2020, 5:15pm (see note3) Beginning of May - 1 July 2020, 5:15pm 
Results of Test Check your message board on www.PublicJobs.ie in early June 2020 Not applicable
Offers From CAO - early July 2020 QQI FET - Early August
Round 1 - Mid August 2020

Note1those who have not sat the test in the current tear will not be considered for mature entry route. 
Note2Not available for applications to the Adelaide School of Nursing.
Note3: Not available to mature applicants who have not sat the assessment test in the current year.

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