Ireland Nursing Registrations for Overseas Nurses

Obtaining an Ireland nursing registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) is important if you wish to work as a Nurse or Midwife in Ireland.The NMBI is the organisation that holds the legal responsibility to process applications that help nursing professionals join the Register of Nurses and Midwives. It is not legal to practise nursing or midwifery in Ireland if you are not on the Register.

What are the eligibility criteria?

If you are a nurse aspiring to work in Ireland, you should commence the process by registering with the NMBI. In order to do so, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

GNM / B.Sc. / Post B.Sc. / M.Sc. in Nursing
Work Experience
Minimum 1 year as a Registered Nurses in the last five years

English Language Requirements

IELTS – Overall: 7.0

  • Writing: 6.5
  • Reading: 7.0
  • Listening: 7.0
  • Speaking: 7.0

OET – Overall: B

  • Writing: C+
  • Reading: B
  • Writing: B
  • Speaking: B

Clubbing scores are not accepted in Ireland

As per the latest update from NMBI, applicable from 1st of May 2020, a score of 6.5/ C+ in any of the modules, either Reading, writing or speaking will also be considered. However, candidates should have an overall score of 7/ B and individual 7/B for all other modules.

Are you looking to work and settle down in the Ireland?

Here’s why you should consult MWT Education Consultancy!

Since 2002, the International Education Counselors at MWT Education Consultancy have been guiding aspiring nurses and midwives to settle in Ireland. Our personnel are EATC-registered and possess the expertise to make your transition to the Ireland as hassle-free as possible.

Our Support Services

At MWT Education Consultancy, we offer counselling and placement services to nurses who wish to gain registration in Ireland. Through our course, nurses can:

  • Get guidance for NMBI Registration Application
  • Obtain personalised OET and IELTS training, and hone their English language skills in order to get the minimum scores required to apply
  • Get documentation support while awaiting decision letter from NMBI
  • Get support for visa services

Which Visa you can apply for?

Documents Required

  • Application Fee
  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate
  • Photograph
  • Name change Document
  • Qualification Certificates
  • Verification form
  • Employer Reference Form
  • Language Certificate
  • Transcript of Training Form
  • Graduate Program Form



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*Inclusive of applicable tax

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