More than 5,000 added to the NMBI Register in 2021
More than 5,000 nurses and midwives were added to the NMBI Register in 2021, new data from the regulator shows.
In all 5,008 people became registrants over the course of last year.
The new figures show 1,530 new Irish registrants, 3,093 new registrants from outside the EU and a further 385 from EU countries.
The increasing number of registrants took the total number of registrants on 31 December 2021 to 82,217.
The increase in new registrants is significantly higher than previous years. The 2021 total is 1,290 more than 2020 when 3,718 new registrants were added.