DANAIDERMATOLOGY AND AESTHETIC NURSES ASSOCIATION IRELAND
Established in 2011 the DANAI association has been set up by its members for its members.
By 2020 we will have enhanced our reputation as the leading Professional Association in the area of Dermatology and Aesthetics in Ireland, supporting nurse practitioners who are delivering high quality services to the public in an ethical way. DANAI provides education, training, advocacy and support for our members in collaboration with our stakeholders
You must be a registered nurse to join DANAI.
When you become a DANAI member you unlock a wealth of experience within your nursing community.
We offer support, education and continued professional development within our medical specialty.
We can find the answers to any question and seek the best advice for any problem. Sharing information, experiences and best practice, we can all learn from each other.
Our aims are simple:
Through government lobbying for better regulation and by adherence to a DANAI code of conduct, over the coming years we plan to make these improved standards a priority.
DANAI is a ‘not for profit’ organisation and will hold Annual General Meeting to elect a new Board each year.
ChairNicola O’Byrne RGN mainly worked within Primary Health Care (11 years) in a busy clinic which led to an interest in dermatology and non-surgical aesthetic medicine, she is presently working alongside a consultant dermatologist (10 years) in leading hospital (Beacon Clinic). Constantly striving to further her education, Nicola holds a 1st degree honours Master in Science (Primary Health Care), Higher Diploma in risk management and medical legal studies and in 2012 secured Advance Nurse Prescriber qualification within the area of dermatology. Nicola has always had a special interest in teaching and has acted as a mentor to practice nurses while working within this area. She successfully completed a VTEC course (1st class honours) ‘Concept of Training & Development’ including theories of Adult Learning, Principles of adult education, Instructional Design Systems and Training Needs Analysis.
A founding member and Chairperson of DANAI since 2014, Nicola is very proud to be part of the Association and it’s aim for members to set themselves apart in this non-regulated industry, to demonstrate to our peers and the public our professionalism, working within our code of professional conduct and scope of practice.
TreasurerJeanette qualified as a general nurse in 1997 from St Vincent’s Hospital where she was staffed on St Agnes ward specialising in plastic surgery working with Dr Tom O Reilly and Ms Margaret O Donnell. She then spent two years working as nurse manager for a private plastic surgery provider. As her interest in non-surgical treatments grew, she took a position as product manager for Restylane Facial Filler with Tekno surgical. She trained in London to safely inject and understand facial filler treatments and how best to use them.
In 2006 she opened Renew Aesthetic Clinic with St Vincent’s class mate Sinead Gallagher. Jeanette has continued to train and update her facial filler skills over the last 10years, attending numerous training days with renowned injectors like Dr Micheal Prager and Dr Kate Goulding.
Over the last 12 months she has had the great fortune of working with Dr Rachael Eckel at Renew Clinic. Jeanette has also obtained an advanced laser applications diploma form Manchester University making her an experienced laser nurse.
SecretaryAnna is aesthetic nurse and clinical director of The Laser and Skin Clinics; a state-of-the-art award-winning group of cosmetic clinics specialising in the latest and most advanced non-surgical aesthetic treatments.
One of the founding members of DANAI, Anna ensures to maintain high levels of clinical expertise through continuous in-house and external training support. Fully trained, certified and insured for all of the treatments she provides Anna continuously updates her skills and knowledge by attending yearly conferences such as IMCAS, FACE, ACE, CCR and Master Physician Program along with in depth master classes with renowned industry experts to advance my injection techniques.