Applying for registration in a division(s) of the Register
Nurses and midwives who practise in Ireland must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).
This section includes important information for nurses and midwives who trained outside Ireland and who are seeking registration with NMBI.
Before you commence the application process, please:
Advice for all applicants:
As the outcome of the application process cannot be predicted, NMBI strongly advises that you:
Applying for registration in a division
To apply for registration in a division of the Register you must be educated and trained in that division. For example, if you trained as a general nurse and want to register as a general nurse with NMBI, you are eligible to apply to Register.
However, if you trained as a general nurse only and have gained considerable experience working as a children’s nurse in another country, you will not be eligible to register as a children’s nurse with NMBI. You would need to have completed an appropriate education and training programme as a children’s nurse before NMBI can consider your application for registration in this division.
If you want to apply for registration in a specific division of the Register, and your training for that division was completed after your initial training as a nurse or midwife, there are some specific registration requirements. For example, NMBI will need to consider your initial registration as a general nurse or midwife first before we consider an application for registration in that division. This will happen at Step 4 in the process, when your application is being assessed.
Before you start the application process, you first need to identify your Application Group.
This will determine:
To help you identify which Application Group applies to you, check the reference table below and visit individual pages on each of the groups.
|Which of the following best describes you?||Your Group|
|I trained as a general nurse or midwife
in the European Union (EU) or European
Economic Area (EEA)
acquired right provisions of the Directive
|I trained as a general nurse or
midwife in the EU or EEA
“general system” provision of the Directive
|I trained in the EU or EEA in a division
other than general nursing or midwifery
|I trained outside the EU or EEA||Group 3|
Track your application
As part of the application process, you will be given details of how to logon to the NMBI website through the My Account section. You will be able to check on the status of your application and what documents are outstanding through the Track my application.
Guide for Overseas Applicants
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