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For a person to be able to practice as a nurse in Malta, first he/she needs to submit the relative application supported by the documents as requested by the Council for Nurses and Midwives and, if approved by the Council, have his/her name entered in one of the Registers of Nurses held by the Council for Nurses and Midwives.​​

Malta Educational Institutes which provide Nursing Diploma and Degree Courses which lead to registration as a Nurse with the Council for Nurses and Midwives Malta



MCAST, Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology

Nursing courses (Northumbria University)

This public entity is a vocational school which offers a pre-registration degree programme in nursing studies.  

Institute of Applied Sciences

Address: MCAST Main Campus,

Triq Kordin, Paola PLA 9032


Phone: +356 2398 7116/ 7777

Email :


University of Malta, UM

University of Malta is a public university which offers pre-registration and post-registration programmes in nursing studies.

Department of Nursing,

Address: Tal Qroqq campus

Malta MSD0108

Phone: +356 2340 2340


 For internationally educated nurses (IENs) who apply for bridging courses should include but not limited to the following, having completed at least three  year full time course in nursing at MQF level 5, the course content of the three year course has to be evaluated against the stipulations of the EU directives 2005/36 and 2013/55  for nurse education. Any identified incongruences between a three year programme and the EU directives are to be addressed in the programme for IENs. In addition IENs need to provide evidence of an active registration with the professional regulatory body e.g. nursing council of the country of applicant’s origin or country of applicant’s study, certificate of good standing from the respective nursing council, and have at least 12months working experience as a nursing in the last 5 years from the date of application or have completed the nursing programme and registered with the respective council within the last 18 months from date of application.​

Registrations of Nurses/Mental Health Nurses /Midwives who have completed their Diploma or Degree from University of Malta or MCAST (new graduates)
The Council for Nurses and Midwives would like to inform you that as soon as the official academic transcripts and results have been published by the University of Malta / MCAST, thus confirming that you have successfully completed your Diploma/Degree in Nursing or Midwifery, you will be eligible to apply for a temporary registration as a nurse /midwife with the Council which will entitle you to start employment as a nurse/midwife.

Once the official graduation certificate is presented to the Council, registration will be on a permanent​ basis.

Please note that you are to apply only when all the requested documents are available, applications without the all the documents requested will not be processed.

Application for registration and requested documents are to be sent only by e mail to though attached word document and proof of payment of registration fee of €13.20 and subject is to read:-

Application for registration as a Nurse / Midwife (UOM)

Please note that the detailed transcript can be ordered from University of Malta

 Application for registration as Nurse (MCAST) New Graduates

Application for registration as a 1st Level Nurse from Enrolled Nurses who have successfully completed the Conversion/ Diploma course from University of Malta

Enrolled nurses who are currently employed need to submit the following documents scanned in pdf format by email to  so as they can be registered as a 1st level Nurse:-

GP 47 form (dated less than 3 months)
Payment of 13.20euros registration fee

Official academic transcript of your studies.

Practicing as a Nurse or Midwife in Malta - EU Trained Nurses and Midwives

Temporary Registration or occasional provision of services

Registered nurses/midwives who need to apply for a temporary registration for occasional provision of services are to send an email to with their request and provide copies of their current registration, good standing status certificate and information about the service which will be provided to the Registrar.
Practicing as a Nurse / Midwife in Malta - NON EU Trained Nurses and Midwives

Application for registration and requested documents are to be sent by e mail to though word document below or scanned in pdf format as one attachment together with a copy of proof of payment of processing  fee of €192.50 and subject is to read:-  Application for registration as a nurse (Non- EU)


Non EU trained nurses can only apply for permanent registration after having been registered as a nurse and successfully practiced the nursing / midwifery profession in Malta for continuous period of at least 4 years after the first registration is approved.
Midwives are to send the same documents but with the transcript of their studies in Midwifery and the log book which shows all the births assisted during their training.

Kindly note that any queries are to be sent by email to

Please note that as from the 1st June 2021, non EU applicants for nursing registration are required to provide reference letters to confirm that they have practiced the nursing profession for at least 12 months in the last 5 years from the date of application or that they have completed the nursing programme and registered with the respective council within the last 18 months from date of application.

Applicants who submit their application for registration as a Nurse to the Council from 20th June 2022 onwards will be required to attend a Non-EU nursing bridging course which is currently being offered by MCAST or University of Malta in order to be able  to complete the registration process as the Council's Adaptation Course will no longer be offered by the said Council. 


University of Malta​

The requirements for registration have not been changed and applicants who have all the requirements and are deemed to be eligible for registration by the Council will have to successfully pass the Language and Professional Proficiency Interview and submit a non- EU Nursing bridging course completion certificate before their application for registration as a Nurse can be approved by the Council. ​​

The Council for Nurses and Midwives is still asking for the same requirements as before. 

Applications without all the requirements as explained in the application form will not be processed.

Language requirements have not been changed, applications without IELTS academic with an average score of at least 6 or OET with scores of B in speaking and at least C+ in writing, reading and listening cannot be accepted for registration. Certificates presented to the Council have to be valid and not surpassed their expiry date. Expired certificates will no longer be accepted and applicants will have to submit a new valid certificate.

Please do not send any applications unless you have all the requirements as fee of 192.50 is not refundable.

Renewal of nursing registration of NON EU trained Nurses and Midwives

Registered nurses and midwives who have been granted temporary registration and need to apply for renewal of the registration, are to send the documents listed below by email  to

1. Email asking to renew the registration with updated personal details and address.
2. Copy of Identity card.
3. Reference letter from employer/s of the last two years to confirm that you have been employed as a nurse for the last two years (renewal of registration is subject to the registered nurse/midwife having been practicing the nursing /midwifery profession in Malta)
4. Recent Police Conduct certificate or GP 47 in case of nurses who are employed as a Staff Nurse with the government.


Nursing Licence

Application for Nursing Licence.pdfApplication for Nursing Licence.pdf

Legal notice.pdfLegal notice.pdf

Procedures to apply for the nursing Licence.doc.pdfProcedures to apply for the nursing Licence.doc.pdf

Verification certificate / Good Standing 

Please note that as from Monday 8th August 2022 all requests for verification certificates are to be sent through thee Council's new system. In case of forms which need to be filled and sent directly by the Registrar, please send forms in pdf format and request by email to and proof of payment of 13.20 euros as per instructions below.

In case of any difficultly, please consult manual though link below:-

This certificate is usually requested when a nurse or midwife is seeking registration with another country or have lost the registration certificate.


In cases of dispute between the Council’s / Committee’s and the applicant;                                                                                                                                                                   
In accordance to Health Care Professions Act 2003, Cap 464, a person may file an appeal with the Appeals Committee within 20 calendar days from the date of the correspondence received from the Council for Nurses and Midwives

Please contact​ Dr. Anthony Gatt Secretary to the Appeals Committee, by sending an email at​ for further information regarding this process.​