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Benefits of Membership

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