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NMBI Waives Restoration Fees to Enable Qualified Nurses and Midwives to Return to Work

Home News Latest News NMBI Waives Restoration Fees to Enable Qualified Nurses and Midwives to Return to Work
March 16, 2020

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), today announced that it is waiving the fees normally charged to return to the Irish Register of Nurses and Midwives. NMBI is also allocating more staff to its registration department to expedite the process of restoring/re-registering. NMBI will maintain this practice for the duration of the emergency caused by COVID-19.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), today announced that it is waiving the fees normally charged to return to the Irish Register of Nurses and Midwives. NMBI is also allocating more staff to its registration department to expedite the process of restoring/re-registering. NMBI will maintain this practice for the duration of the emergency caused by COVID-19.

‘Nurses and midwives are playing a vital role in helping to treat and contain COVID-19.  In an effort to facilitate those wishing to get back on the wards and support the crisis we feel that it is right to waive the fee to return to the Register of Nurses and Midwives,’ said Sheila McClelland, CEO of NMBI. ‘The fee waiver is effective immediately and we will maintain this policy for the duration of the crisis caused by COVID-19.’

Restoring to the Register of Nurses and Midwives:

  • A Restoration Form must be completed if you have: voluntarily removed your name from the register/were removed from the register for non-payment of fees up to and including 2019, and wish to restore to the Register of Nurses and Midwives.

  • A registrant who had worked only in Ireland can be restored within days.

  • If the applicant has worked as a nurse or midwife while abroad they will need to get official confirmation from the regulatory authority in each of the counties they worked in, confirming that there were no difficulties while they were there. NMBI  requests this in the interests of public safety. 

  • If the nurse or midwife worked in multiple countries this could lengthen the process. NBMI is however working with international regulatory authorities in an effort to expedite the process for those who worked abroad.

 
For questions or support about restoration to the register please call or email:
 (01) 6398500 or 1890 200 116 or restoration@nmbi.ie

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