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Board Election 2020September 23, 2020

The poll to elect three registrants to be members of the Board of NMBI closed on Wednesday, 23 September 2020 at noon.

The successful candidates in the three categories were: 

Category 1: A registered nurse from the practice of general nursing engaged in clinical practice
Joseph Shalbin KALLARAKKAL

Category 2: A registered nurse from the practice of children's nursing
Marian VAUGHAN


Category 3: A registered nurse or a registered midwife employed in the public health sector and engaged in the education of nurses and midwives
Lorraine CLARKE-BISHOP

Their appointments are subject to confirmation by the Minister for Health.

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REMINDER: Key Dates: New Registration System Goes Live 28 SeptemberSeptember 10, 2020

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) will go live with its new online registration system, MyNMBI on Monday 28 September 2020. It is important for all those making applications during September to note how they should progress their applications and the dates that dictate the mechanism they should use. For questions during this period please contact registration@nmbi.ie or call 1890 200 116.

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IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ: 2020 First Time Nursing and Midwifery Graduates – YOUR REGISTRATIONSeptember 02, 2020

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) today confirmed optimum times for the 2020 first time graduates wishing to apply for registration during September. It is important to note in this context that during September MyNMBI, the new NMBI online registration system, will go live meaning that graduates will either need to register before or after this happens. There will be a period of a week where the systems switch over (included in this is a large migration of data) when NMBI will be unable to accept or process applications. ...

UPDATE: New Self-Serve Online Registration System Scheduled for September 2020June 17, 2020

As the professional regulator for nurses and midwives in Ireland we are eager to embrace and drive positive change within the system that will make us more accessible and also make the necessary interactions that registrants, HEIs, applicants, candidates and graduates have with us faster and easier to manage. In this context we are happy to confirm that our new online portal will go live in September 2020.

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Public Consultation on Proposed Amendments to Nurses and Midwives Rules June 05, 2020

Following a review of the Nurses and Midwives Rules 2018 (S.I.No.218/2018, S.I. No. 219/2018, S.I. No.220/2018 Principal Rules) and with the approval of the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, NMBI is proposing amendments to support a better aligned execution of a number of provisions in the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011. 

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NMBI Amends English Language Test Requirements for RegistrationApril 08, 2020

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) today announced that it would immediately apply amendments to its International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Occupational English Test (OET) requirements for nurses and midwives who did not complete their qualifications through English.

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European Nurses Can Apply on a No Fee Basis for Temporary Status on the Irish RegisterApril 01, 2020


NMBI Statement

European (to include the UK) general nurses can support the Irish healthcare system during the emergency on a no fee  ‘temporary and occasional’* basis if they are currently registered with the regulator in their own country. They need to apply via the European Union, Electronic Professional Card (EPC) system on the Europa website. Applicants who follow this route will be processed within two to three days.

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Emergency Bill Accelerates Restoration to Register Without FeesMarch 30, 2020

NMBI welcomes the statement made by President Michael D. Higgins on Friday evening following his signature on the Emergency Measure in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020. Under this Bill registrants can request to return to the Register of Nurses and Midwives in Ireland without being charged restoration fees.

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