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Approximately 82,576 nurses and midwives are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), over 65,415 of whom are listed on the active register and the remainder being listed on the inactive register.

Registration with NMBI is mandatory in order to practice as a Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife in Ireland. Registration assures the public, employers and colleagues that you are accountable to the Board for meeting and maintaining the competencies and standards of the profession.

The main function of the Registration Section of NMBI is to maintain the Register of Nurses and Midwives in accordance with the Nurses and Midwives Act, 2011.

Select the headings on the left of the screen for further information about registration.

Application Forms

Application forms are available to download and print from the  Application Forms page.

English Language Competency
For information in relation to proof of English language competence  for registration please refer to Information for Applicants who completed their training outside the Republic of Ireland.