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How can I join the Advanced Practise division of the Register?

For registration in the Advanced Nurse Practitioners division of the Register, certain criteria about the existing registration status, educational qualifications and experience must be met. It is necessary, for example, to be educated to Master’s degree level or higher and have a minimum of seven years post-registration details. Full details are available on our Registering as an ANP/AMP page.

How do I change my name on the Register to the full Irish version of my name?

You need to provide NMBI with proof that you use this version of your name. You can do so by sending us a certified copy of your name in Irish on your passport, driving licence or on a utility bill.

We will not do a partial name change to Irish. For example, if your name in English is "Mary Ann Kelly" we will translate your name in full to "Máire Áine Uí Cheallaigh", but not "Mary Ann Uí Cheallaigh".

Learn more about certified copies

I am completing a form to register with NMBI as a nurse tutor? Why does the form need to be completed, signed and stamped by the higher education institution (HEI) where I did the programme?

This is a standard procedure that NMBI applies when registering nurses or midwives for additional divisions. We need formal confirmation from the HEI that you completed the programme and relevant dates. In the event that you took longer to do this programme than normal, the HEI must also indicate in writing to NMBI why this was the case. It will not be possible to process an application for the Nurse Tutor Division unless the HEI completes the form.

I am planning to go abroad to work. What happens with my registration and what do I need from NMBI to ensure I can work abroad?

You can decide whether to maintain your registration when you are abroad and the decision you make will depend on your circumstances and your plans over the coming years. If you plan to work in another country, you will have to go through that country’s overseas registration process by that country’s relevant authority.
You will be asked for a Verification (CCPS) from NMBI and we will share certain registration information with that competent authority. For more details visit our Working outside Ireland page.

To apply for a Verification (CCPS), you need to complete the Verification (CCPS) Form, which is available when you log in through MyNMBI 

I am reviewing some of the entries on the Register of Nurses and Midwives. The status of some is shown as “inactive”. What does that mean?

Individuals on the Register who are inactive are nurses or midwives who for a number of reasons are no longer practising. They have not paid the Annual Retention Fee, one of the conditions which is necessary to maintain active registration and to practise as a nurse or midwife in Ireland under the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011.

I have a common name and share it with many other nurses on the Register. How do I ensure that I am not confused with someone else with the same name on the Register?

Your record that is publicly available on the Register of Nurses and Midwives includes names as per your birth certificate. While it is common for people to share first names and surnames it is rare to share a birth name, second name and surname. There are also details on your public record (such as when you joined the Register) that are unique to you.

Everyone on the Register has a PIN. This is a unique number for each individual on the Register

I’ve changed my address. How can I update my contact details with NMBI?

You can do this yourself by logging on to the site and updating your contact details. If you haven’t got an account already, you need to set up an online account with us. Visit the MyNMBI page to learn about setting up an account for the first time.

My late mother was a nurse and a letter marked for her attention has been received from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. How can I ensure that her name is removed from your database?

NMBI apologies to you and your family for any distress caused by the receipt of this letter. To ensure that your late mother’s name is removed from the Register of Nurses and Midwives, it would be appreciated if you would send an email to Registration@NMBI.ie or send a letter to the Registration Department, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, 18/20 Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, County Dublin.

In your letter or email, please include the full name and PIN or date of birth of your late mother so that we may make the necessary change to the Register. Please also provide your contact details in case we need to make further contact with you.

My name has been removed from the Register for non-payment of the Annual Renewal. What is the process for restoring my name?

You need to complete the Restoration Form which is available by logging on to the website through MyNMBI. You need also to pay the Restoration to the Register Fee which is set out on our Fees page and pay the outstanding Annual Renewal. NMBI’s Registration Department will then process your application and will notify you when your name has been restored to the Register. 

What happens to my details on the Register of Nurses and Midwives if my surname changes, because of marriage or civil partnership or because I’ve changed it by deed poll?

If you would like us to record your change of surname, you must send us a certified copy of your marriage certificate or civil partnership certificate. Please indicate, in a covering letter, whether you want to change your surname following marriage or civil partnership.  

You should also indicate, in a covering letter, whether you would like us to use a double barrelled surname. We cannot use your church marriage certificate to change your name.

If you have officially changed your name since birth (other than a change of surname by marriage or civil partnership), you need to send us a certified copy of your legal change of name by Deed Poll.

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