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The IACCN (Irish Association of Critical Care Nurses) is a voice for excellence in Irish critical care nursing where the integral role of the specialist intensive care nurse is acknowledged, valued and at the forefront of healthcare provision and governance.


The IACCN is a not-for-profit organisation which was established in 1987 to represent critical care nurses across Ireland. The Association is committed to the professional and educational development of these nurses and is instrumental in providing a link with national planning and advancement within critical care.

Aims and Objectives:

  • To act as a national voice that is truly representative of all critical care nurses.
  • To empower each critical care nurse to become a leader and advocate for critically ill patients and their families.
  • To ensure critical care nurses are equipped with the requisite skills and knowledge to provide evidence-based, person-centred care for critically ill patients.
  • To network and collaborate on behalf of critical care nurses through communication and co-ordination of critical care activities nationwide.
  • Through enhancing the professional image of critical care nurses, the IACCN aims to have a positive influence on research, national health care policy development, the critical care programme and future critical care strategies