Nurses and midwives who have completed their training and gained registration in countries outside the Republic of Ireland must apply for admission to the Register maintained by An Bord Altranais (The Nursing Board) prior to practising in Ireland.

The majority of applicants with a current Nursing Registration in another developed country should have little difficulty in obtaining registration with An Bord Altranais.

There is a fee for assessing your application.

An Bord Altranais may require you to complete a period of orientation prior to registration to prepare for practice in Ireland. This period of orientation needs to be planned in accordance with guidance from An Bord Altranais.

You should seek a placement as soon as you have a decision from An Bord Altranais.

On satisfactory completion of the period of orientation, a reference is completed by the supervisor recommending you for registration with An Bord Altranais.

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