- You must be on the active register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), formally An Bord Altranais in the RGN, RCN, RM or RPHN divisions.
- You must be currently working as a Practice Nurse alongside a GP in the Republic of Ireland.
- Apply online using the “APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP ONLINE” button.
- Annual membership costs €78 per year from January to December.
- Applications via post by downloading and filling out the application form below. sent to Membership Secretary, 6 Turlough Parade, Marino Dublin D03 R2R3
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Benefits of Membership
Invitation to each monthly educational meeting of your local branch, which will include a speaker who has been carefully chosen by the branch committee to talk about a subject that is relevant to Practice Nursing in your area and update you on the latest guidelines / best practice.
Reduced Delegate Fee for the annual IPNA Educational Conference/AGM. All aspects of the conference, i.e. theme, speakers, clinical workshops, poster display area, research presentations, awards and exhibitors, are specifically relevant to Practice Nurses.
Free delivery of “Nursing in General Practice”, the official Journal of the Irish Practice Nurses Association.
Exclusive access to the members’ areas of this website – which contain information about relevant publications, upcoming events, education, grants & awards, discussion boards on various topics, updated pages for your Professional Development Portfolio and other relevant documents. Exclusive access to the IPNA e-Learning Zone where there are online modules on topics relevant to Practice Nurses, that are accredited with NMBI CEUs.
The option to receive e-mail and / or text messages about relevant issues, education, study days, etc. The option to receive information by post from sources other than IPNA regarding relevant study days, courses, products, etc.
The opportunity to enter the various IPNA Educational Awards and Bursaries offered each year. In the past 12 years alone, the IPNA has coordinated over €55,000 in educational grants to members.
Some practical assistance (with mailing lists, e-mails etc) is available for members who are conducting research that is relevant to Practice Nursing.
Invaluable contact with other Practice Nurses in your area. The chance to network, share information and learn from more experienced Practice Nurses, as well as the general peer support provided by colleagues, is often cited by members as one of the most beneficial aspects of IPNA membership.
What others say about the IPNA
“We recognise the enormous contribution that the IPNA 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.“