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Information for applicants who completed an education and training programme outside the Republic of Ireland

If you undertook your nursing or midwifery education and training outside the Republic of Ireland please read the following information booklet before applying for registration.

Information for Applicants who completed their training outside the Republic of Ireland

Applicants who must successfully complete a period of adaptation

Please read the following Information booklet carefully for full details on adaptation and assessment.  Please note as and from September 1st 2012 the HSE National Recruitment Service will no longer be acting as the central point for the booking of adaptation placements.  It is the responsibility of the applicant or their employer to now secure adaptation and assessment placements in an approved Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland site.  Please note that The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland has no role or responsibility in organising adaptation placements.

Information Sheet for applicants who must successfully complete a period of adaptation and assessment plus possible sites

For further information on the registration process please contact our call centre at 00 353 1 2669777

Registration Department
An Bord Altranais
18/20 Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Telephone: + 353 1 266 9777
Fax: + 353 1 639 8515


An advanced practice post must have NMBI accreditation.

For information on developing an advanced practice post & for applying for NMBI accreditation, refer:

How to establish ANP/AMP Post/s - Information for Health Care Organisations

Template for ANP/AMP Posts- Job Description, Person Specification and Site Preparation

Information re POST Application

For an application form for applying for post accreditation, refer: AP Post App Form.

NMBI Accredited Posts: Accredited Posts

As background reading, refer:
NCNM (Jan 2008) Framework for the Establishment of Advanced Nurse Practitioner & Advanced Midwife Practitioner Posts


A nurse/midwife must be registered with NMBI as a Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner or a Registered Midwife Practitioner in order to be an advanced practice post holder.

An applicant should be fully familiar with:

Information for ANP/AMP Applicants

AP Person Application form

AP Person form 1

AP Person form 2

As background reading: refer
NCNM (Nov 2008) Accreditation of Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Midwife Practitioners.


If you have fully familiarised yourself with the links detailed above & you have a query, please address it to:

Advanced Practice Section
Registration Department
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann)
18/20 Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, County Dublin.

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