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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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Latest News

New Code available for download on website
10/15/2014 - NMBI is encouraging all nurses, midwives and students to read the new Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics which is now available for download from this website. The Code helps nurses and midwives in caring for patients and clients in a safe, ethical and effective way.
MOU between PSI and NMBI to support patient safety
10/3/2014 - The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) have signed a memorandum of understanding to increase co-operation in the interests of patient safety.