Contact a practice nursing professional development coordinator (PDCPN)

You can contact your local practice nursing professional development coordinator (PDCPN) for guidance and direction as a practice nurse.

The PDCPN can also help you with continuing professional development (CPD) and role development.

Find your local PDCPN 

Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan (CHO 1)

Kathy Taaffe

Phone: 087 132 1424 / 074 918 9014

kathy.taaffe@hse.ie

Galway, Mayo, Roscommon (CHO 2)

Kathy McSharry

Phone: 094 904 2164 / 087 120 6184

kathy.mcsharry@hse.ie

Clare, Limerick, North Tipperary/East Limerick (CHO 3)

There is currently no PDCPN in this area.

Practice nurses can contact a PDCPN from any other area for advice.

Kerry, Cork, North Lee, South Lee and West Cork (CHO 4) 

Marie Courtney

Phone: 021 492 7468 / 086 787 2408

marie.courtney@hse.ie

South Tipperary, Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford  and Wexford (CHO 5)

Patricia McQuillan

Phone: 056 778 5613

patricia.mcquillan@hse.ie

Wicklow, Dun Loaghaire, Dublin South-East (CHO 6)

There is currently no PDCPN in this area.

Practice nurses can contact a PDCPN from any other area for advice.

Kildare, West Wicklow, Dublin West, Dublin South City, Dublin South-West (CHO 7)

Rita Lawlor

Phone: 01 460 9686 / 086 383 7432

rita.lawlor@hse.ie

Laois, Offaly, Longford, Westmeath, Louth, Meath (CHO 8)

There is currently no practice nursing professional development coordinator in this area.

Dublin North, Dublin North Central, Dublin North West (CHO 9)

Marie Cantwell

Phone: 01 8467141087 6078925

marie.cantwell@hse.ie