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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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Latest News

Consultation on Draft Nurses and Midwives Rules 2014
4/16/2014 - In line with Section 13 (4) (b) of the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 the Board invites registrants, members of the public, any organisation and any other body to make submissions on the draft Nurses and Midwives Rules 2014.
Midwives Week 2014
4/14/2014 - Abstract here