The Irish Association of Directors of Nursing and Midwifery (IADNAM)

IADNAM was originally founded in 1904.

It is designated an unincorporated non profit association. It is the intent of IADNAM to function as an independent voluntary professional association for the common, not for profit purposes of rendering a professional voice for nursing and midwifery leaders on matters of professional and associated national importance.

IADNAM is a network of midwifery and nursing leaders from all disciplines, established to develop, promote and support excellence in healthcare, in partnership with recipients, professional practitioners, regulating bodies and policy makers. It is a high profile energetic body and provides a locus of expertise for access by all healthcare professionals, which is available to policy developers, to seek the advice and participation of nurse and midwife leaders on policy, practice, operational and investigative matters.

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.=

Association Values

  • 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
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Josephine Hegarty, Head of School, UCH, Cork
Mary Brosnan, DOMN, National Maternity Hospital
Mary Griffin, CEO, NMBI
Thomas Kearns, CEO, Faculty of Nursing, RCSI
Anne Marie Ryan, Deputy Chief Nurse, Department of Health
Suzanne Dempsey, Honorary President, IADNAM
Avilene Casey, DON, ONMSD
Professor Martin Mc Namara  – UCD
Georgina Bassett, National Leadership & Innovation Centre, HSE
Mary Wynne, Director, ONMSD

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