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The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) is the regulatory body for the nursing profession.
Its main functions are:

  • to establish and maintain a register of nurses;
  • to provide for the education and training of nurses and student nurses;
  • to inquire into the conduct of  a registered nurse on the grounds of alleged professional misconduct or alleged unfitness to engage in such practice by reason of physical or mental disability;
  • to give guidance to the profession;
  • to manage the Nursing Careers Centre, which was set up in 1998 to facilitate a centralised system of processing and selection of applicants wishing to enter nursing; promote and market nursing as a career; provide careers information to registered nurses and midwives.
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NMBI Press Release 23.9.14
9/24/2014 - Tuesday, September 23, 2014: Fitness to Practise Hearings will commence in public this autumn for the first time in the history of the nursing and midwifery professions. The first hearing will be heard on September 29th and 30th next at the headquarters of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) in Blackrock, Co Dublin.
Notice of Fitness to Practice Inquiry
9/23/2014 - There will be a Fitness to Practise Inquiry commencing at 10 a.m. on Monday, 29th September 2014 and continuing on Tuesday, 30th September 2014. The public are invited to attend. Admittance to the Inquiry venue will be from 9.15 a.m.