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The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) issues policies and guidelines for nurses and midwives. Recent policies and guidelines developed by NMBI are listed below.
Practice Cover PageCollaborative Practice Agreement for Nurses and Midwives with Prescriptive Authority 2012 (CPA for Nurses and Midwives with Prescriptive Authority 2012 3rd edition.pdf, 0.10 MB)
This replaces the previous edition of Collaborative Practice Agreement for Nurses and Midwives with Prescriptive Authority December 2007.  The new CPA processes for registration and renewal are in place with immediate effect from 24 February 2012. Applicants who are in the process of finalising their RNP application and CPA documentation may submit the previous forms until the 31 March 2012. 

Requirements and Standards for the Psychiatric Nurse Post-Registration Education Programme, 2007
An Bord Altranais has now developed a new set of requirements and standards for the post-registration psychiatric nurse education programme. These will be incorporated into the next edition of Requirements and Standards for Nurse Post-Registration Education Programmes, April, 2007.

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Practice Standards for Nurses and Midwives with Prescriptive Authority, September 2010

Decision-Making Framework for Nurse and Midwife Prescribing, July 2007

Medication ManagementGuidance to Nurses and Midwives on Medication Management July 2007 (GuidanceMedMan_2007.pdf, 0 MB)

Ethics Cover 2007

Guidance to Nurses and Midwives Regarding Ethical Conduct of Nursing and Midwifery Research, January 2007

Prereg Midwifery GuidelinesGuidance to Preregistration Midwifery Students (Guidance to Preregistration Midwifery Students.pdf, 0 MB)

Guidance to Nurses with Infectious DiseasesGuidance for Nurses and Midwives with Serious Contagious Infectious Diseases Sept 2004 (Guidance for Nurses and Midwives with Serious Contagious Infectious Diseases Sept 2004.pdf, 0.20 MB)


Key Points ImageGuidelines on the Key Points that may be considered when developing a quality clinical learning environment 1st ed. Apr 2003 (Guidelines on Developing a Quality Clinical Learning Environment 1st ed. April 2003.pdf, 0.27 MB)


Guidance to Nursing StudentsGuidance for Nursing Students (Guidance for Nursing Students.pdf, 0 MB)


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