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Criteria for registration as an ANP/AMP

The following criteria apply for registration as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP)/Advanced Midwife Practitioner (AMP) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI):

As evidenced in the applicant’s portfolio, the applicant must:
  • Be a Registered Nurse or Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

  • Be registered in the division(s) of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Register for which the application is being made


    in recognition of services that span several patient/client groups and/or division(s) of the Register, provide evidence of validated competences relevant to the context of practice

  • 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. 

  • Provide evidence of at least 500 clinical supervised hours in the specialist area of advanced practice

  • Demonstrate the Competences for Advanced Practice Nursing or Midwifery in his/her specialist area of advanced practice, as specified  by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

The Board will focus on achievement of competences as evidenced by

  1. The applicant’s portfolio

  2. Transcripts received directly from the Higher Education Institution, which demonstrate achievement of clinical competences

  3. Passing an assessment by an approved panel.  

*Modules will need to be a level 8 NFQ or above and are considered as a “minor award” defined in the NMBI Requirements and Standards for Post Registration Nursing and Midwifery Education Programmes- Incorporating the National Framework of Qualification (2010) page 29.
“A minor award-type will be part of the learning outcomes associated with one or more major award types at a given level in the framework. Minor awards may be combined with other learning outcomes towards a major or special purpose reward. This category includes stand-alone modules or groups of modules that constitute a defined part of a major award such as one year of a two year programme”.



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