Standards & Guidance

Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics

The new Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics has been developed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) and is effective from 11 May 2021. It replaces the previous edition published in December 2014 and follows an extensive consultation process. 

The purpose of the Code is to guide you in your day-to-day practice and help you to understand your professional responsibilities in caring for patients in a safe, ethical and effective way.

Use the links below to read each chapter in the Code. Alternatively, you can download the Code in PDF format from the final link on this page:

Purpose, aims and structure of the Code:



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Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives


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