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 An Bord Altranais 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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