Welcome to Irish Association

of Directors of Nursing And Midwifery
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IADNAM respects the unique contribution of each individual member

IADNAM draws it strengths from its members and is so doing encourages participation and engagement from each member

IADNAM affirms the care, compassion and values that underpin nursing, midwifery and healthcare ethics

Founded in 1904

Originally founded in 1904, IADNAM is an independent voluntary association that provides a professional voice for nursing and midwifery leaders, with a focus on patient advocacy and improving our health services for patients and service users.

Network of Midwifery

IADNAM is a network of midwifery and nursing leaders from all disciplines, established to develop, promote and support excellence in healthcare. IADNAM is a vibrant and dynamic association that provides expert advice to senior health officials in areas of clinical, operational and policy development.

Forum for leaders

IADNAM provides a forum for nurse and midwife leaders to debate in confidence. The Association supports and advocates the creation of opportunities for the professional development and networking of nursing and midwifery leaders. The Association organises an annual conference with key guest speakers from the Irish healthcare community and international experts.

Strategic Direction for IADNAM

‘Coming back to what we know – a Strategic Direction for IADNAM’ is a publication that sets out a map for the work of Irish Association of Directors of Nursing and Midwifery between 2016 and 2020. The Association has invested energy, time and resources in co-designing...

Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Network 

The reason for establishing the Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Network (NMLN) was a sincere desire to bring nursing and midwifery leaders together to draw on their collective experiences and expertise. Leaders across all nursing and midwifery organisations gathered...

Report from the International Council of Nurses, Seoul, S.Korea June 2015

"Global Citizen, Global Nursing" was the title and theme of this year's ICN conference. Mary Bosnan, IADNAM's President, was both delighted and honoured that she was able to attend and represent our organization at such an esteemed and noteworthy event. What she...

Benefits of membership of IADNAM

  • Network and Peer support
  • Access to expert professional support
  • Access to executive and leadership masterclasses
  • Opportunity to attend Annual Leadership Conference
  • Opportunity to be involved on IADNAM sub groups.
  • CPD certificates for all masterclass events and annual conference.
  • Opportunity to be nominated to HSE and DOH national working groups
  • Involvement in research and policy sub-committees

If you have any questions please contact us