About Us

Where it all began

The IACCN was set up in September 1986 by a group of critical care nurses to meet their educational needs at that time. They organised regular educational meetings and annual conferences. Today, the IACCN committee strives to continue the work of our predecessors and collaborate with our critical care colleagues to progress our profession and the quality of patient care delivery.


Committee Members:

Chairperson: Dr Natalie McEvoy

Vice-Chairperson: Anna Marie Murphy

Secretary: Marie McAuliffe

Treasurer(s): Siobhan O'Keeffe / Vanessa MacNamara

Membership: Anna Marie Murphy / Vanessa Mac Namara

Sponsorship: Ann Sheehan

Education Group: Ann Sheehan

HOT TOPICS: Sinead Gill / Lisa Ni Thuathaill

Academia: Dr Natalie McEvoy / Dr Leona Bannon

Research: Dr Leona Bannon

Communications / Website: Serena O'Brien

Social Media: Lisa Dunne

EfCCNa link: Christine Sheehan

BACCN link: Derek Cribbin / Dr Natalie McEvoy

ODTI link: Breda Doyle

ANP link: Christine Sheehan / Erika Shanley

Paediatric Representative: Caroline Kelly


Other members: Maria Hayes / Mary Rose Curran / Aileen McCabe / Shauna Delaney / Charlotte Carter

Our Vision

The IACCN is a voice for critical care nurses in Ireland where the integral role of the specialist critical care nurse is acknowledged, valued and at the forefront of healthcare provision and governance.

Our Mission

The IACCN is a not-for-profit organisation which was established in 1986 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 progression within critical care.

Aims & Objectives

Represent Your Voice

To act as a national voice that is truly representative of all critical care nurses.

Empower & Advocate

To empower each critical care nurse to become a leader and advocate for critically ill patients and their families.

Skills & Knowledge

To ensure critical care nurses are equipped with the requisite skills, knowledge and research to provide evidence-based, person-centred care to critically ill patients.

Network & Collaborate

To network and collaborate on behalf of critical care nurses through communication and co-ordination of critical care activities both nationally and internationally.

Education Resource

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.