NMBI and the registration of nurses and midwives 

All nurses and midwives who practise in Ireland must by law be listed on the Register of Nurses and Midwives which is maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI). Currently around 65,000 nurses and midwives who are practising in Ireland are included on the Register.
NMBI provides a range of registration services which are detailed in this section of the website.  They include:

  • Collecting and processing the Annual Retention Fee which is paid by all registered nurses and midwives to ensure that they retain their registration.
  • Processing of applications from nurses and midwives who trained overseas and who want to practise in Ireland.
  • Providing a range of registration services, such as applications to join different divisions or to become a postgraduate candidate or to approve Advanced Practice positions.
  • Ensuring that student nurses and midwives are listed on our Candidate Register.

Registration processes and services 

This section of the website includes details of our registration processes and services.   

Overseas applicants: check out our Trained outside Ireland section to find out how to join the Register.  NMBI operates a five-step registration process starting with the completion of the Application Request Form.

Already on the Register? Learn more about the Annual Retention Fee process.

Nursing and midwifery students? Learn about NMBI’s Candidate Register 

Online services 

NMBI provides a number of online services for registered nurses, registered midwives, applicants and students.   Most of our registration forms are accessible through the My Account section.  You will need to be logged in to access these forms or to pay certain fees.  You can set up an account using your NMBI PIN or Reference Number and a security code that we have been sent to you by post.  

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