The Register of Nurses and Midwives and its 10 divisions
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) maintains the Register of Nurses and Midwives in Ireland. It is illegal to practise as a nurse or a midwife if you are not on the Register.
The Register contains ten divisions. In Ireland, you can use the designated (abbreviated) letters below, if you are registered with NMBI in the corresponding division of the Register
The divisions marked with an asterix ( * ) in the table have different, specific requirements for registration.
Registered General Nurse
Registered Children's Nurse
Registered Psychiatric Nurse
||Intellectual Disability Nurse
Registered Nurse Intellectual Disability
||Public Health Nurse
Registered Public Health Nurse
Registered Nurse Tutor
Registered Nurse Prescriber
|Advanced Nurse Practitioners*
||Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioners
|Advanced Midwife Practitioners*
||Advanced Midwife Practitioner
Registered Advanced Midwife Practitioner
Checking or updating your data
If you are a registered nurse or registered midwife, you can view your entry in our Check the Register section.
You can update the data that NMBI has on its registration system by logging on to your account through the My Account section.