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RANPs/RAMPs: expert practitioners with exemplary clinical leadership

Advanced practice in Ireland refers to registered nurses and registered midwives who engage in continuing professional development (CPD) and clinical supervision to practise as expert practitioners and demonstrate exemplary clinical leadership.  

Advanced practice has been defined as “a continuum along which practitioners develop their professional knowledge, clinical reasoning, clinical judgement, skills, and behaviours to higher levels of capability that is recognisable"(Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia 2014) 

Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioners (RANPs) and Registered Advanced Midwife Practitioners (RAMPs) work within an agreed scope of practice and meet established criteria set by Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) to register as either an RANP or a RAMP. 

*Face to face guidance was provided on the new process to register with NMBI as an Advanced Nurse & Midwife Practitioner. Please click here for the associated presentation. 

Registration process and forms

NMBI has certain registration criteria for accreditation advanced practice roles.  These are detailed in the Registering as an ANP/AMP page.

All forms relating to advanced practice function are available through the My Account section, which requires a login.  The forms are:

  • Advanced Practice Registration Form
  • Advanced Practice Re-validation Application Form
  • Advanced Practice Transcript Application Form

Documents for submission

  • Portfolio (PDF)
  • Self-assessment tool (word version)
  • Transcripts 
  • Registration form 

Portfolio guidelines

For registered nurses and registered midwives who wish to apply for advanced practice registration, NMBI has published portfolio guidelines. These guidelines should be reviewed in advance of submitting the portfolio.  This portfolio is submitted with a completed Advanced Practice Registration Form.  



The professional competence scheme, currently being developed under Section 89(1) of the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011, will facilitate re-validation as a Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner/ Registered Advanced Midwife Practitioner. In the interim, pending publication of the professional competence scheme, RANPs and RAMPs need to submit a revalidation form. This is available through the My Account section. 

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