Vision

Nurses transforming health for families worldwide.

Mission

The mission of the International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) is to transform family health by:

  1. Serving as a unifying force and voice for family nursing globally;
  2. Sharing knowledge, practices, and skills to enhance and nurture family nursing practice; and,
  3. Providing family nursing leadership through education, research, scholarship, socialization and collegial exchange on all aspects of family nursing.

IFNA Response to the Recent Executive Order in the United States Regarding Immigration and Refugees

This document can be retrieved from: http://conta.cc/2kDXYUA

The world is experiencing a significant time of political instability and divisiveness. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the United States with the recent executive order barring people from designated countries entry into the United States. The executive order created chaos and suffering for families, which concerns the International Family Nursing Association.

The International Family Nursing Association is a community of family nurse clinicians, teachers, and scholars who value the uniqueness of each and every family. Our mission is to transform family health globally by serving as a unifying force and voice for family nursing; sharing knowledge, practices, and skills to nurture family nursing practice; and, providing leadership in relation to all aspects of family nursing. Honoring diversity is a cornerstone of family nursing.

We support nurses worldwide who care for, teach about, and learn from families, particularly those families experiencing the trauma and uncertainties of displacement and separation. The following resources may be useful to you as you undertake this critically important work.

IFNA Response to the Global Refugee Crisis: Caring for Refugee Families:   This initiative was requested by IFNA President Carole Robinson and is meant to serve as a toolkit of resources for family nurses around the world who are caring for refugee families: “Family nurses have always been in a unique position to assist families who are experiencing physical, psychological, relational, and/or spiritual distress of forced migration and displacement due to armed conflict, violence, persecution, poverty, and disaster.”

National Council on Family Relations

(IFNA)  Position Statement on Pre-Licensure Family Nursing Education

(IFNA) Position Statement on Generalist Competencies for Family Nursing Practice


IFNA_ConferenceBrochureCover2017_3x4_Email-Website13th International Family Nursing Conference

June 14 – 17, 2017 (Pre-conference day is June 14)
Pamplona, Spain

The conference will be held on the University of Navarra campus, notably the Museum where the pre-conference workshops and general sessions will be held, and the nearby Amigos Building where concurrent sessions will be held.

The University of Navarra was founded in 1952 by St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, the founder of Opus Dei. Since then, it has achieved many milestones in its history, which has been marked by the pursuit of excellence in teaching and research and a constant commitment to serve people and society as a whole.

Click here for the preliminary conference program.

Call for LATE BREAKING Abstracts – deadline Tuesday, February 28 [Read more]

Click here for the conference overview.

Use the links below for specific related information. (These links are also available on the pull-down menu via the navigation bar)

Conference Registration

Hotel Reservations

Keynote Presenters

Pamplona / Things to Know

Pre-Conference Workshops

Sponsors / Exhibitors

Travel

 


Open Comments for proposed changes to the IFNA Bylaws

The IFNA Board of Directors has reviewed and approved changes to the IFNA Bylaws as prepared and recommended by the Bylaws Committee. The committee consisted of Roberta Rehm, Carole Robinson, and Beth Kassalen. They worked for approximately six months reviewing current bylaws and consulting with the Board and other committees to determine what amendments were needed to strengthen IFNA’s governing document.

Click here to view a document showing the current Bylaws (in the left column) and the proposed changes to the Bylaws (in the right column).

Comments must be sent to ifnabylaws@gmail.com by Friday, February 24, 2017.


IFNA Reach Statistics 2015

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Strategic Plan 2016 – 2019

The IFNA Board of Directors is pleased to share the IFNA Strategic Plan 2016 – 2019. The board took an innovative approach to the development of the strategic plan based on the work each IFNA committee did in creating their Terms of Reference. In other words, it was developed from the ‘ground up.’ We reviewed each committee’s terms of reference and, based on their vision and creativity, drew our organizational goals for moving forward. You can find the Terms of Reference for each committee on the respective committee page on the IFNA website.

Click here to see the IFNA Strategic Plan.


 IFNA Position Statements

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International Family Nursing Association (IFNA)  Position Statement on Pre-Licensure Family Nursing Education developed by the IFNA Family Nursing Education Committee.
Share the new IFNA infographic about the IFNA Position Statement on Pre-Licensure Family Nursing Education with your colleagues and in your social media channels.

 

 

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International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) Position Statement on Generalist Competencies for Family Nursing Practice developed by the IFNA Family Nursing Practice Committee.

 

 


IFNA Responds to the Global Refugee Crisis: Caring for Refugee Families

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The IFNA Board of Directors met on September 10, 2015 and one of our topics of discussion was the terrible trauma and suffering being lived out by so many families in our global community who are displaced and separated by war, violence, and poverty. As a committed community of family nursing scholars and clinicians, how can we respond in a meaningful way?

The IFNA Practice Committee has now developed a respository of useful resources: Caring for Refugee Families.


Message from Dr. Carole Robinson, Canada, IFNA President

Carole_Robinson_web…As I take up the position of President of our organization, I ask myself “What characterizes our clan?” and “Where are we headed?” In other words, “How do we grow our strengths to best accomplish our Vision and Mission?”

Here are the words that come to my mind when I think about our strengths:

• Commitment to transforming family health

• Belief in the importance of what we do – a Vision & Mission that matters

• Passion for being together

• Diversity and an appreciation for difference

• A growing history and tradition…

Read more: IFNA.Robinson.Message from President


Become an IFNA Member today

IFNA needs YOU – YOU need IFNA. Learn more about becoming a member of the International Family Nursing Association. If you are currently an IFNA member, please create your own unique Online Community Profile. This will help make your work in family nursing more visible to other IFNA members and provide opportunities to share your resources and gifts.


New IFNA Video Productions Available on IFNA YouTube Channel

YouTubeVideos of IFNA members talking about their ideas for family nursing education, practice, and research are available on the IFNA YouTube Channel. They are a useful resource for IFNA members and offer a public identity for Family Nursing. … [read more]. IFNA members are invited to contribute a video production and help grow the content on the IFNA YouTube channel.


Using Social Media to Promote Family Nursing?

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 1.12.13 PMRecommended Social Media Hashtags

When posting family nursing content on social media sites, please consider using the following hashtags:

#familynursing #familyhealth #familyhealing

#IFNAorg

#IFNC12, #IFNC13