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This page outlines the possible routes to registration with us if you trained in Italy

Name of competent authority

Ministero della Salute (Ministry of Health)


Via Giorgio Ribotta 5
00144 Rome

Telephone: +39 06 5994 1

Qualification leading to automatic recognition

Diploma di infermiere professionale.

Requesting an application pack

We will charge £110 for the evaluation of your application pack. This is a set fee and has been calculated to cover the administration costs of the application process.

Information for nurses and midwives who trained in an EU or EEA member state

Before you apply for registration, it is important that you read our information booklet for EU applicants to understand how your application will be assessed.

When you decide to apply for an application pack you will need to complete our online form. If you need to supply supporting documents, please read our guidance on having documents certified.

Route to registration under automatic recognition for adult nurses only

To be eligible for registration through this route you must hold the qualification listed above under ‘Qualification leading to automatic recognition’. You must have commenced this qualification after the date Italy implemented the EU standards for general nurses (29 June 1979).

Route to registration under acquired rights for adult nurses only

If your training commenced before 29 June 1979 and to be eligible for registration through this route, we require a certificate from the competent authority listed above which must confirm you have effectively and lawfully been engaged in nursing practice for at least three consecutive years during the last five years. The certificate must state it was awarded to you in accordance with article 23(1) of Directive 2005/36/EC.

Route to registration under the general system

If you do not meet one of the above routes to registration we can assess your application provided you can supply some further information.

To assess your application under the general system we will require a transcript of your training from your training institution which must show a full record of the entire theory and practice hours completed during your training.

Note: Good professional character declarations are issued by the IPASVI.