Registering as ANP/AMP

ANP/AMP Registration Pathways

There are now two pathways to register as an ANP or AMP as follows:

Pathway One:

All applicants who successfully complete the NMBI approved Master of Science in Nursing (Advanced Practice Nursing) programme may apply for registration as an ANP, in the same way as a nurse who has obtained any other registerable post-graduate qualification.  

The current approved courses are:

HEI Course title Approval
UCC, UCD, TCD, NUIG MSc Nursing & Graduate Certificate (Advanced Practice) October 2017 - 15 March 2023

Pathway Two:

Nurses and midwives who are applying for ANP or AMP registration through a developmental pathway. This means that they have completed a collection of courses when combined meet the Advanced Practice (Nursing) Standards and Requirements. Pathway 2 applications will be assessed to ensure that the standards and requirements are met. If you are not already a registered prescriber you should apply for registration in the Nurse Prescribers division first and followed by an application in the Advanced Practitioners division. 

The following criteria apply for registration as an ANP/AMP with NMBI. You must:

  • Be a registered nurse or midwife with NMBI
  • Be registered in the Prescribers division 
  • Hold a Master’s degree (or higher) in nursing/midwifery or a Master’s degree which is relevant, or applicable, to the advanced field of practice.  The Master’s programme must be at Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (Quality & Qualifications Ireland), or equivalent.   Educational preparation must include at least three modular components pertaining to the relevant area of advanced practice, in addition to clinical practicum.
  • In recognition of services that span several patient/client groups and/or division(s) of the Register, provide evidence of validated competencies relevant to the context of practice.

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