Group 2: EU/EEA trained, education assessment required
You belong to Group 2 if you have trained in the EU or EEA and your application needs a full education assessment.
Group 2 applicants fall into two categories:
- EU/EEA trained general system
- EU/EEA trained in a division other than General/Midwifery
EU/EEA trained general system
You are a Group 2 applicant if you trained as a general nurse or a midwife in the EU or EEA:
- Before the reference date for your country and
- You do not meet the requirements for automatic recognition or acquired rights (Group 1)
Check the table on the previous page to find out about the reference date for your country.
EU/EEA trained in a division other than General/Midwifery
You are a Group 2 applicant if you trained in the EU or EEA as a nurse or a midwife in a division other than General/Midwifery. The EU does not have a set of agreed standards of training for divisions other than general nursing and midwifery.
For both types of Group 2 applicants, NMBI will process your application with reference to what is known as the “general system” provision of the Directive. This means that a full education assessment will be conducted on your application.
If you trained in another division of the Register, we will compare your training directly against the
standards and requirements that NMBI have set for that division. Your application will undergo a full
education assessment if you trained as a:
- Children’s nurse
- Psychiatric nurse
- Intellectual disability nurse
English language competence
From 2 April 2018, applicants for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland who have qualifications from outside of Ireland must now satisfy the Board that they have the necessary knowledge of English to communicate effectively in their practice. Find out how you can meet NMBI's English language requirements.