NMBI announces new CEO

NMBI is delighted to announce that Sheila McClelland has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer, for NMBI, effective from 24 June 2019. 


Sheila McClelland has an extensive track record in public service, strategic governance reform and senior management.


The President of NMBI, Essene Cassidy said: “We are very lucky to have Sheila McClelland joining us. She is a CEO with the expertise and experience to deliver our challenging reform agenda. She joins us at a pivotal stage for our new registrant system, which we hope will drive improvements in how we perform our functions. As a regulator, we must be fit-for-purpose and supportive of nurses and midwives across Ireland as they perform their vital work in the healthcare setting on a daily basis.”

Sheila McClelland replaces NMBI’s Director of Midwifery, Dawn Johnston, who has carried out the functions of the Chief Executive Officer during the interim period. NMBI would like to sincerely thank Dawn Johnston for ensuring NMBI continued to operate seamlessly during this time.

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Call for expressions of interest: Preliminary Proceedings Committee

NMBI is seeking expressions of interest from public interest representatives to participate in the work of the Preliminary Proceedings Committee (PPC).

Public interest candidates must not be, and never have been, registered as a nurse or registered as a midwife in the State or in any other jurisdiction.

The PPC is a statutory committee of the Board of NMBI, established under the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011. The PPC gives initial consideration to complaints.

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Save the Date: 100 years of nursing regulation conference

NMBI is commemorating 100 years of Nursing Regulation in Ireland in 2019. This will include a national conference to bring the nursing community together.


The conference will provide a platform for consideration, debate and celebration of a century of nursing regulation in Ireland, and the future it holds.


Date: 24 October 2019

Time: Full day conference


Location: Clayton Hotel, Liffey Valley, Dublin

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National Competence Assessment Document

NMBI is pleased to announce the National Competence Assessment Document Year 1 to Year 4 / 4.5. The use of the National Competence Assessment Document in different practice placements will be implemented by the thirteen Higher Education Institutions and their Allied Healthcare Partners in September 2019.


These documents will be used to assess the clinical competence of undergraduate nursing students on practice placements. The National Competence Assessment Document will also assist preceptors in guiding nursing students to achieve the required clinical competence that is appropriate to their year level.


For more information on the National Competence Assessment Document, preceptors should contact their Clinical Placement Coordinator/ Practice Development Nurse.

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Decisions following Fitness to Practise Inquiries

The Board of NMBI has made decisions as to findings and sanctions arising from one complaint received under the Nurses and Midwives Act, 2011.


Findings were made against Ms Denise Ann Wilson (PIN 113781).


The finding is published in full on NMBI's Findings and Decisions page.

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