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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.


1. Networking

Networking through our membership, web site and other social and participatory media.

2. Information Sharing

Information sharing at our annual conference, Master Classes & best practice links on website and our newsletter.

3. Knowledge Translation Activities

Promotion of research & evidence informed practice. teleconference links & focus group discussions. Response to publications/policies of significance to care of the Older Adult & Gerontological Nursing.