The inaugural meeting of The Irish Association of Advanced Nurse and Midwife practitioners was held in the Pillar Room of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in March 2004. The first conference entitled “Advanced Practice Leads the Way: A Vision for the Future” and the first annual general meeting, were both held on the 13th of March 2008. The association was established to provide a support network to all those involved directly or indirectly in advanced nurse and midwife practice. Cognisant of the fact that advanced practice cannot occur in a vacuum it also welcomes supporters of this new role, such as nurse managers and educators.
The Irish Association of Advanced Nurse/Midwife Practitioners has been established to provide a forum to support those involved in the promotion and development of advanced Nursing and Midwifery practice in Ireland.
AIMS OF THE ASSOCIATION
- To provide support and solidarity among nurses and midwives practicing at an advanced level in Ireland,
- To enable practitioners to debate issues and concerns pertinent to their area of practice,
- To facilitate education and promotion of professional development within the group.
- To establish links with international advanced nursing practice organisations.