AMENDMENTS TO THE NURSES AND MIDWIVES STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS (2016)

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) requests feedback on proposed amendments to the Nurses and Midwives Standards and Requirements (2016) used for approving and monitoring education bodies and programmes. 

The NMBI is implementing a digitised records management system and consequently is reviewing its standards and requirements. 

We are holding a public consultation to give people an opportunity to identify the key areas that should be captured in a digitised system, what reports we should generate and what we should publish on the website following review of a programme of study, an education body (HEI) or a site where education is provided.  

We will carefully assess all feedback received and use it, along with other available evidence, to develop our final recommendations for the new digital education system.

How will your comments be used?

Your submissions will be used to inform the work of NMBI and the development of the new digital education databases for the processes for approval and monitoring of education bodies and programmes for pre first time registration, post-registration leading to registration and specialist nursing and midwifery education and training.          

The NMBI approval process consists of four parts:
1. Approval of the education programme(s)
2. Approval of the Education Body (HEI)
3. Approval of Associated Health Care Providers (AHCPs)
4. Monitor adherence to standards.  Review of HEIs annual reports 

During this consultation feedback survey, you will be invited to read the accompanying proposed documents.  These are accessible at each section by clicking on the hyperlink for each corresponding appendix:

  • Section 3 - Nursing Standards for the Approval of HEIs, AHCPs, Programmes Leading to Registration and Specialist Programmes not Leading to Registration - Appendix A
  • Section 3 - Midwifery Standards for the Approval of HEIs, AHCPs, Programmes Leading to Registration and Specialist Programmes Not Leading to Registration - Appendix B
  • Monitoring HEIs Annual Reports for Programmes - Appendix C 
  • NMBI HEI Site Inspection Audit Tool – Appendix D (D1 - Nursing and D2 - Midwifery)
  •  NMBI AHCP Site Inspection Audit Tool - Appendix E (E1 - Nursing and E2 - Midwifery) 
  • HEI Site Inspection Summary Report - Appendix F (F1 - Nursing and F2 - Midwifery) 
  • AHCP Site Inspection Summary Report - Appendix G (Nursing and Midwifery)
 
NMBI invites you to consider the proposed amendments referred to above and the explanatory notes:

Explanatory notes:

1. Explanatory notes for Nurses (section 3 Standards and Requirements 2016)
2. Explanatory notes for Midwives (section 3 Standards and Requirements 2016)
3. Explanatory notes for Nurses and Midwives (Annual Report Requirements)
4. Explanatory notes for Nurses and Midwives (HEI Site Inspection approval)
5. Explanatory notes for Nurses and Midwives (AHCP Site Inspection approval)
6. Explanatory notes for Nurses and Midwives (HEI Site Inspection Summary Report)
7. Explanatory notes for Nurses and Midwives (AHCP Site Inspection Summary Report)

You can choose to answer for either profession or both.  If you chose to answer only for your profession, please click "not applicable to my profession" in the the appropriate box.  

We ask that you provide feedback on our proposal by 5pm on Monday 23 November 2020.

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