NMBI, formerly An Bord Altranais, is the independent, statutory organisation which regulates the nursing and midwifery professions in Ireland. NMBI works with nurses and midwives, the public and key stakeholders to enhance patient safety and patient care.
NMBI's core functions are:
Maintaining the Register of Nurses and Midwives.
Evaluating applications from Irish and overseas applicants who want to practise as nurses and midwives in Ireland.
Supporting nurses and midwives to provide care by developing standards and guidance that they can use in their day-to-day practice.
Setting requirements for nursing and midwifery educational programmes in Higher Level Institutions.
Investigating complaints made from patients, their families, health care professionals, employers and holding Fitness to Practise inquiries.