Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP)

'ANPs use advanced critical nursing knowledge and critical thinking skills to independently provide optimum patient care through caseload management of acute and chronic illnesses throughout the hospital. They are expert in clinical practice and educated to masters level or above. We currently have 17 Registered ANPs and 10 Candidate ANPs within the adult service. We are keen to grow these numbers as ANPs are an essential part of our strategy in developing nursing supports for our patients and the healthcare journey they take with us'.

Advanced Nurse Practitioners - Gerontology

Gerontology ANPc
Joshi Dookhy RANP, RGN, RNP, MSc
Claire Noonan RANP, RGN, NP, MSc
Helen Hobson ANPc,  RGN
Cathy McHale ANPc, RGN, PG Diploma
‘The ANPs work in collaboration with the Age Related Health Care Team and the MDT to deliver quality person-centred care with the aim of improving the healthcare experience and outcomes for older people in both acute and community setting’.
Joshi Dookhy and Cathy McHale work in the Memory Assessment and Support Service. Claire Noonan works with the Integrated care team in the community and provides an In-Reach service for patients from Nursing homes. Helen Hobson works with Stroke team in TUH.
PICTURE ORDER: Joshi Dookhy (l), Claire noonan (centre), Helen Hobson (r) - Missing: Cathy Mchale

Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Gynaecology

Colleen Byrne, ANP
Coleen Byrne
Coleen works in collaboration with the gynaecology team to deliver quality patient centered care, with the aim of improving the healthcare experience and outcomes for Women attending the gynacology unit at Tallaght University Hospital.  Her specialities include Gynae ultrasound sonography and ambulatory hysteroscopy.  

Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Respiratory

Lisa Glynnn, cANP
Lisa Glynn (c ANP)
Lisa works in collaboration with the respiratory team to deliver high quality patient-centered care to patients with respiratory illness attending Tallaght University Hospital. 

Advanced Nurse Practitioners - Women's Preventative Health

Sinead Cleary
Sinéad Cleary, cANP, RNP, RM, RGN
Sinéad works in the Women’s Preventative Health Unit at Tallaght University Hospital in collaboration with the Gynae team to deliver quality women centred care, the aim of which is to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners - Adult Emergency Department
ED Group pic ANP
Anthony Kearney Msc, RANP, RNP, RN
Antoinette McIntyre Msc, ANPc, RN
Barry McBrien Msc, RANP, RNP, RN
Louise Lynam Msc, RANP, RNP, RN
Michele Hogan Msc, RANP, RNP, RN
Cian O'Bradaigh RGN, ANPc
Sarah O'Dwyer RGN, ANPc
Anthony, Antoinette, Barry, Louise, Michele, Cian and Sarah currently work as registered and Candidate Advanced Nurse Practitioners in the Adult Emergency Department(ED) of TUH.  These Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioners work independently with the ED Team to provide quality patient-centered care with the aim of improving the healthcare experience and outcomes for patients attending the Adult ED.  In addition to this role, Barry is also an Assistant Professor in Advanced Practice in Nursing at Trinity College Dublin.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Dermatology

Carmel Blake, ANP Dermatology
Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Dermatology
Carmel Blake
Carmel Blake (RANP, RNP, RGN, RSCN)
Carmel works autonomously in collaboration with the dermatology team to deliver quality patient centred care, with the aim of improving the healthcare experience and outcomes for patients attending with dermatology problems
Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Epilepsy
Advanced Nurse Practitioner Epilepsy
Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Epilepsy
Denise Cunningham, RANP, RNP, RGN
Denise works for the National Clinical Care programme in Epilepsy . She works in both Tallaght University Hospital and St James's Hospital. Denise also provides an Epilepsy Outreach clinic in Cheeverstown House for adults who have Epilepsy and an Intellectual Disability.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners - Cardiology
Shirley Ingram and
Advanced Nurse Practitioners in Cardiology
Shirley Ingram RGN, NFECS, MSc RNP
Niamh Kelly, RNG, MSc
Shirley & Niamh provide an advanced nurse led chest pain assessment service to patients who present to Tallaght University Hospital Emergency Department with chest pain.  They work autonomously in collaboration with two clinical nurse specialists', and the Emergency & Cardiology Department Teams to deliver quality patient-centred care.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Acute Medicine
Philomena McAuley
Candidate Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Acute Medicine
Philomena McAuley, cANP, RNP, RGN
Philomena works in collaboration with the Acute Medicine multidisciplinary team to deliver high quality patient-centred care to people presenting to the Acute Medical Assessment Unit with acute medical illnesses.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner - HSE LIaison
Jacqueline Sexton
Register Advanced Nurse Practitioner HSE Liasion
Jacqueline Sexton, RNP, RPN
Jacqueline works autonomously in collaboration with treating teams within TUH to deliver specialist assessment and treatment of behavioural and psychiatric symptoms associated with dementia, as well as new onset or existing psychiatric illnesses to patients over the age of 65 years during their medical admission. She is also the link in the transition of psychiatric continuity of care once the patient is discharged home or transferred to a nursing home. 
Advanced Nurse Practitioners - Rheumatology
Rheumatology ANPs
Rheumatology ANP team
Stephanie Naramore CANP
Patricia O’Neill CANP
Rachel Kenny CANP (Naas General Hospital )
There are three candidate Advanced Nurse Practitioners working in Rheumatology in Tallaght University Hospital.  All candidates are at various stages of completing their masters of science in advanced practice.  The rheumatology service is largely out patient based.  The candidates review return patients to the clinic and escalate or deescalate treatment as required.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Endoscopy

Raj Manoharan  RGN, ANPc

Endoscopy nurse since 2017 to 2019 at TUH.  Started cANP Sep 2019- TUH- Gastroenterology

Qualified Nursing in India on Operation Room Techniques 1999

Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Haemagoloy

Liz O'Connell RANP Haematology, RNP, MSc Nursing(Advanced Practice), Post Graduate Diploma Haematology Nursing, Higher Diploma Oncology Nursing, RGN.

Liz has worked in various nursing roles in the Haematology department in Tallaght University Hospital for over 20 years. She works in collaboration with both the Haematology and multidisciplinary teams to deliver quality patient-centred care.’

Helen Strapp
Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Tissue Vibility
Helen Strapp RANP, RNP, RGN, RSCN, Dip Wound Healing & Tissue Repair, MSc in Nursing
Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
The RANP Tissue Viability provides expert advice and support, professional leadership and strategic direction to the clinical team in wound management and informs national policy development. The RANP assesses, diagnoses and manages a wide range of wounds both acute and chronic. She is responsible for managing a Nurse led wound management clinic that treats on average 4,700 out patients a year.

test image
Oonagh Crean
Candidate ANP, RGN, H.Dip, Msc
Oonagh works in the Urology Outpatient Department and sees male patients that have lower urinary tract symptoms. Her background is in spinal cord injury and rehabilitation, she has worked as a clinical nurse specialist and a clinical nurse manager. She has been working in a neuro-urology out-patient Department for the last ten years.
Lynn Casey, RANP, RNP, RGN Msc (Advanced Nursing Practice)
Lynn Casey
RANP, RNP, RGN Msc (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)
In August 2020, Lynn took up post as ANP Urology in Tallaght University Hospital Urology Outpatient Department to develop and manage a clinic for male patients with lower urinary tract symptoms. Subsequently Lynn transferred and now manages patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer and prostate cancer.