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Calling all Aspiring Irish Student Nurses and Midwives

Home News Latest News Calling all Aspiring Irish Student Nurses and Midwives
October 30, 2020

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) in partnership with the Office of Nursing and Midwifery Service Director (ONMSD) will attend The Irish Times Higher Options fair again this year with the aim of inspiring Ireland’s next generation of nurses and midwives. 

  • Irish Times Higher Options Careers Fair is Online from 4 to 5 November 2020
  • Over 30 Nurses and Midwives to Share their Experience on the NMBI Stand
  • Recent Graduates and Experienced Nurses Share their Stories
  • The Office of Nursing and Midwifery Service Director Partners NMBI at Fair


The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) in partnership with the Office of Nursing and Midwifery Service Director (ONMSD) will attend The Irish Times Higher Options fair again this year with the aim of inspiring Ireland’s next generation of nurses and midwives. This year Higher Options has gone online and live chat with nursing and midwifery experts will be open to all registered for the fair from next week from 1-6pm on Wednesday, 4 and Thursday, 5 November. The panel discussion will take place on Thursday, 5 from 2:25 to 2:55pm and will be moderated by Carl O'Brien from the Irish Times. 

Our attendance at Higher Options every year is part of the support and guidance we provide for nursing and midwifery which aims to deliver easy access to career information, including information on education and training. The information we will provide for students at the fair is accessible to all on our website now and any questions that cannot be addressed at the fair can be sent at any time to careersinformation@nmbi.ie

‘As the regulator we need to keep our eye on the future and the next generation who will drive the modernisation of our professions,’ said Dr Anne-Marie Ryan, Director of Professional Standards and Education. ‘While we can provide access to information and attempt to illustrate potential career paths in an understandable way, it is the current nurses and midwives who work at the coalface that really bring the phenomenal impact and also personal satisfaction that can be derived from nursing and midwifery to life. We are humbled by the time our colleagues from across the system will commit next week to helping students and would like to thank them sincerely for the inspiration they provide.’  

NMBI Student ‘Chat’ with Nurses and Midwives

Over 30 nurses and midwives will be available on our stand to answer student questions next week, for a full list of those who will participate and their disciplines please see our Ask the Experts schedule.

Irish Times Higher Options Panel Discussion – Nurses and Midwives Share their Stories

Carl O'Brien from the Irish Times will moderate a panel of nurses and midwives on Thursday, 5 November at 2:25pm. The panel is as follows:

  • Recent graduates Kieran Johnson, Registered General Nurse and Aisling Khuwais, Registered Midwife
  • Lorraine Clarke-Bishop, Clinical Placement Coordinator and Chairman of the NMBI Professional Standards and Education Committee
  • Gwen Regan, Infection Prevention and Control Team/Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit (NMPDU) Project Officer 


About the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)

We are the regulator which means we ensure that nurses and midwives provide safe care to all. We do this by making sure that we have quality education programmes and by keeping a register of all qualified nurses and midwives in Ireland.

Together with our education partner the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD) we attend Irish Times Higher Options every year with the aim of inspiring Ireland’s next generation of nurses and midwives. This is part of the support and guidance we provide which delivers easy access to career information on nursing and midwifery, including information on education and training.

Should you decide that nursing or midwifery is the career for you, the next time you will come into contact with us will be when you start college and need to apply to be on the Candidate Register to support the placement element of your course. Then when you graduate you will come to us again to apply to join the Register of Nurses and Midwives. We maintain these two public Registers on our website to confirm that those they list meet the requirements to work as a nurse or midwife. Everyone who works as a nurse or midwife in Ireland needs an NMBI registration 'PIN'.

As well as setting the standards for education and registration, the professional conduct of nurses and midwives is also important to us. For more career information and information on NMBI please visit our website.

In September this year we launched MyNMBI which means that when you need to deal with us you can do it easily and quickly online from any device.

Some interesting facts:

  • There are currently 79,178 nurses and midwives on the Register of Nurses and Midwives
  • The divisions of the Register break down as follows:



Other useful links:

For questions, course and career information please contact: careersinformation@nmbi.ie.

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