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President’s Address

Welcome to the website for the All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association (AIGNA). Gerontological nursing care is delivered by nurses at all levels in a variety of practice settings and we hope that this website will offer you a place to connect with people who have similar interests in the well-being of older people. AIGNA ‘s aim is to advance gerontological nurses’ knowledge, skills and expertise and we hope that this website offers a place where that is possible.

The day to day management of AIGNA is undertaken by a committee of 15 members and all members of AIGNA are entitled to nominate themselves for a position on the Management Committee when there is a vacancy. We welcome interest in committee positions from our membership.

As an organisation, we consider and respond to key policy and professional issues pertaining to gerontological nursing and the care of the older person. We aim to remain up to date on national and international developments and trends in order to inform the development of gerontological nursing in Ireland.

Our annual membership fee represents excellent value for money and our organisation provides a range of benefits for its members. These include attendance at our annual conference and Masterclass; full access to our website which contains a variety of resources; access to the AIGNA newsletter; opportunities for engagement in research and practice development initiatives and finally links with national and international organisations. Student and corporate membership is also available.

We hope you find this website helpful and useful and that it helps you to engage with us and the wider gerontological nursing community.

“Alone we can do little, together we can do so much” – Helen Keller

Dr. Catherine Buckley AIGNA President

AIGNA represents nurses from across the spectrum of health and social care, research and education with the aim of promoting the advancement of gerontological nursing.

AIGNA provides a forum for members to advance their knowledge, skills and expertise in the care of the older person through our website and other communication strategies.

The wellbeing of older adults is at the heart of our person-centred agenda. We make submissions on relevant policy and care issues and remain focused on the advancement of gerontological nursing as a career choice and on the availability of educational opportunities for nurses across all care settings.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a representative voice for gerontological nursing, across the island of Ireland, demonstrating tangible influences on gerontological policy, strategy, research, education and practice.

Our Mission

The mission of AIGNA is the advancement of gerontological nurses’ knowledge, skills and expertise through networking, both nationally and internationally, information sharing, research and other knowledge translation activities.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Due to committee vacancies and the need for restructuring, AIGNA conference April 2024 has been cancelled.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope you will be able to join us for AIGNA masterclasses later in the year.

If you want to be added to AIGNA contact list, please email info@aigna.ie

There are no upcoming events at this time

JOIN AIGNA
€50
/year
Individual Membership
Plan
Annual Conference at reduced rate
Annual Masterclasses
Annual General Meeting
Full access resources AIGNA Website
AIGNA Newsletter
Research & Practice Initiatives
Networking Opportunities
Opportunity to influence change
€25
/year
Student Membership
Plan
Annual Conference at reduced rate
Annual Masterclasses
Annual General Meeting
Full access resources AIGNA Website
AIGNA Newsletter
Research & Practice Initiatives
Networking Opportunities
Opportunity to influence change
€150
/year
Corporate Membership
Plan
Benefits of individual membership
Reduced cost (4 AIGNA members for the price of 3) with the flexibility to send any four members of staff (nursing, allied health professionals or ancillary staff.ie health care assistants to AIGNA conference and masterclass).
AIGNA signed Certificate of Corporate Membership
UPCOMING EVENTS

There are no upcoming events at this time

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