If you would like to join IGPNEA please click ‘Join Now’ below.

Current members can renew their membership by clicking ‘Renew’ below. 

Benefits of Membership


                    ANNUAL FEE of €78

  • Easy Membership registration and payment through Stripe
  • Personalised Membership Card
  • Tailored Indemnity Insurance for GPN’s with a €295 discount for all IGPNEA members
  • CPD Continued Professional Development
  • Members only area of the website 
  • Access to all IGPNEA educational courses. 
  • New courses for 2023 are: IGPNEA Principles of General Practice Nursing, IGPNEA Mental Health Series and IGPNEA Diabetes Masterclass Series
  • Access to IGPNEA hosted members only Educational webinars. Each live session is recorded and available to members to watch back
  • Access to the Members only Educational HUB. The Hub is your quick-find resource for all educational materials. Each area will have links to any eLearning modules, Webinars, and other resources. 
  • Access to eLearning educational modules
  • Unique and personal CPD ePortfoilo to collate and present all of you completed CPD
  • Full access to IGPNEA members benefit system: Financial savings, Mental and Physical Wellbeing and eLearning from a wide range of subjects
  • Printed copy of the IGPNEA Official Journal ‘General Practice Nurse’ posted to your home address, quarterly
  • Digital version of the IGPNEA Official Journal available in the members area alongside all previous issues
  • Access to IGPNEA podcasts
  • Access to the IGPNEA Handbook with details on how to write Policies, Procedures, Protocols and Guidelines
  • Members only newsletter emailed on a regular basis.
  • Access to monthly branch meetings. These are a combination of online via zoom and in person meetings
  • Reduced fee to the IGPNEA Annual Conference. Next conference will be held in Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise on 12th and 13th May 2023
  • Access to GPNEA Annual Awards and Educational Bursaries 
  • Option to volunteer as a committee member either as a local branch representative or part of the National Executive Committee
  • Use of the IGPNEA GDPR compliant internal messaging app, Siilo

What others say about the IGPNEA

We recognise the enormous contribution that the IGPNEA makes in promoting education and professional development for Practice Nurses. This contribution has supported Practice Nurses to have access to a wide range of educational opportunities.

Kathleen Mac Lellan – Head of Professional Development, National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing & Midwifery

“I joined the IGPNEA Louth Meath group 3 years ago when I was new to practice nursing. The support I received from networking with other practice nurses was invaluable. I have remained an active member since and look forward to our meetings which are always interesting, educational and benefit me greatly. The regular emails keep me updated to new changes in practice and new courses available to attend. I would feel very isolated as a practice nurse without the IGPNEA.“

IGPNEA Member Louth/Meath


” The IGPNEA is a terrific resource for new practice nurses and for those not so new. It assists me in my professional development through regular educational meetings and the email alerts keep me up to date with what’s going on. The association is invaluable in terms of peer support and friendship as many PNs work in isolation.”

IGPNEA Member North East


“As practice nurses, we often work alone amongst a team of other professionals. It is great to have the support of an organisation that is always there for advice and help. The Cork branch has been amazing and really enhances my enjoyment of the job. The journal is useful, the meetings are also useful and the clinical days the Cork branch have organised have been fantastic.”

IGPNEA Member Cork


“The Association has always provided excellent clinical and professional support and encouragement to grow as a Practice Nurse. Every meeting or conference you attend gives more ideas and you arrive back to the practice brimming with plans. Some developed brilliantly and some get lost in the list of appointments waiting. The most important value of being a member is belonging to a fantastic group of forward thinking determined professionals who support each other through good times and often the bad times. Some of my closest friendships have been formed through the IGPNEA.”

IGPNEA Member East Coast


“I have found the text alerts re-education invaluable. I would never hear about these things without being a member of the IGPNEA. Meetings are a nice opportunity to meet other nurses and to compare the different roles we play within various practices because as we know every place of work is different!”

IGPNEA Member Cork


” After 15yrs membership, I am still attending meetings and learning all the time. Peer support and excellent clinical up-dates helped me to establish and maintain my role. Any isolation in practice that I felt initially was soon alleviated by shared experiences, depth of knowledge and generosity of spirit that was shown by all members. IGPNEA membership continues to be a positive and enriching experience for me.”

IGPNEA Member North East