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
University College Cork (UCC)

University College Dublin (UCD)

Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
MSc Nursing and Graduate Certificate (Advanced Practice) October 2017
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15 March 2023
Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT)

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT)

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT)

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)
Master of Science in Advanced Practice 7 May 2020

7 May 2025
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)

Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

University College Cork (UCC)


University College Dublin (UCD)

University of Limerick
MSc Nursing/Midwifery (Advanced Practice) Approval was received for 2020-2021 for one cohort only
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland University of Medicine and Sciences MSc Nursing and Post-graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing 30 Sep 2020

30 Sep 2025
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland University of Medicine and Sciences MSc Nursing and Post-graduate Diploma in Advanced Practice Nursing with prescribing 30 Sep 2020
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30 Sep 2025

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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