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AIGNA Networking 

News and general interest items will appear here, members are encouraged to submit relevant items for inclusion - please email 

Fragility Fracture Nursing - Open Access Book

June 21, 2018

Fragility Fracture Nursing is an Open Access book from Springer due to be launched in early  July 2018 its focus is the Holistic Care and Management of the Orthogeriatric Patient. Louise Brent who is the National IHFD & MTA Coordinator has contributed to the content of this book.

You can download a copy from this link 

New Quality Care Metric Indicators for Older Person Services

March 01, 2017

New Quality Care-Metric indicators for Older Persons Services are currently under  development nationally being project led by Ms Mary Nolan, Quality Care-Metrics Project Officer. The development work is assisted by The University of Limerick and includes the opinion of nurses working with older people nationally on what should be included in the new metrics suite. AIGNA members  are invited to participate and to give of their expertise so that the new suite of Older Person metrics are representative of what Older Person nurses feel is important to measure.

My Home Life Northern Ireland

February 07, 2017

My Home Life Northern Ireland launches its new web site.

My Home Life is a UK-wide initiative to promote quality of life for those living, dying, visiting and working in care homes for older people through relationship-centred and evidence based practice. The national MHL programme is led by City University (Research Group on Quality of Care for Older People) in collaboration with Age UK. It has the support of the Relatives and Residents Association and all national provider organisations that represent care homes across the UK. In Northern Ireland the programme is led by Ulster University in partnership with Age NI and the Independent Health Care Providers (IHCP). In Northern Ireland we provide the leadership programme with an additional practice development strand.

Professional Certificate in Nursing - Care of the Older Person in a Residential/Care Home Setting

May 25, 2016


Commencing January 2017 this programme (Level 8 NFQ, 30 ECTS) aims to provide the student with knowledge of the specific skills required to care for older people in extended care settings. This programme focuses on providing the student with an awareness of the many issues and nursing challenges relating to older people requiring extended care including care planning, risk management and patient safety.


See flyer attached for more information


Applications for this course are invited, the closing date is 30th November 2016

IT Tralee - Bursary Funding Available for 2 year FT Masters by Research Programme

April 21, 2016

The successful candidate will commence in September 2016 . The successful applicant will be awarded a bursary of €12,000 (€6000 per annum), and the Institute will cover all student fees, for a maximum period of two years. 

Mobile Version of AIGNA Web Site

February 24, 2016

A mobile version of the web site has been created so that you can easily access the web site from your mobile phone.

Some items have been 'hidden' in the mobile version but all essential information is available.

Use the drop down menu which is visible in the top right hand corner of your screen to access all pages. You can easily identify it in the screen shot - it is the turquoise box with lines on it.

New AIGNA Web Site - In Development

February 16, 2016

This is the new web site for AIGNA and is currently still in development. The site will be officially launched in May at the Annual Conference.

If you have any ideas for the site please let us know we would love to hear from you. Email

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