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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

Midwifery Consultation Process
9/10/2014 - The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) is currently reviewing its practice standards for midwives and the standards and requirements for midwife education registration programmes.
Celebrate Nurses Week 2014
9/10/2014 - Plans are underway at NMBI for our second Nurses Week which will take place from October 6-10 2014. In a survey we conducted last year on the public’s knowledge of nursing, we asked them how important certain attributes were to the nursing profession. The results showed that maintaining patient safety, acting in a professional manner, taking responsibility for the care provided and retaining patient confidentiality were considered the most important attributes. Building on the survey’s findings, the theme for Nurses Week this year is Professionalism in Nursing: What the Public Expects.