Nurses transforming health for families worldwide.


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.


12th International Family Nursing Conference: Denmark 2015

The Board of Directors of IFNA and the IFNA Conference Planning Committee invite you to join the excitement as we countdown towards the next international meeting of our family nursing community.  The 12th INTERNATIONAL FAMILY NURSING CONFERENCE will be held in Odense, Denmark, August 18-21, 2015.

Call for Abstracts DEADLINE EXTENDED

Abstract submission will be accepted until Monday, December 1, 2014 (10:00pm EST – New York). Presentations that demonstrate state of the science family related research, education, and evidence-based practice projects are invited. Presenters are expected to provide information, strategies and/or tools relevant to family researchers, educators and/or clinicians to advance their work. [Learn more]

Archived Webinar

“Writing a Winning Abstract: A Walk through the Abstract Submission Process with our International Nursing Colleagues”
The purpose of this webinar is to walk you through the process of abstract development and submission to help you create an excellent abstract for submission for the 12th International Family Nursing Conference in Odense, Denmark. Learn more

Interested in becoming a Country Liaison?

To enhance the worldwide participation of nurses for the 12th International Family Nursing Conference, the official meeting of the International Family Nursing Association, August 18th to 21st 2015, the Conference Planning Committee invites your participation as a country liaison. Learn more

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Call for Proposals – IFNC13  (2017)

The International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) is currently accepting proposals from IFNA members who wish to serve as the Local Organizing Committee for the 13th International Family Nursing Conference (2017).

IFNA holds the International Family Nursing Conference every other year. The current schedule is 2015, 2017, 2019 and so on. IFNA accepts proposals for hosting the conference from any IFNA members interested in their country, city, area or university being the conference site. Deadline is December 15, 2014. [Read more]

NEW IFNA Position Statements

The IFNA Family Nursing Education Committee has developed an IFNA Position Statement on Pre-Licensure Family Nursing Education. [Read more]

The IFNA Family Nursing Practice Committee has developed an IFNA Position Statement on Generalist Competencies for Family Nursing Practice. [Read more]

 International Family Nursing Association Membership

Learn more about becoming a member of the International Family Nursing Association. IFNA needs YOU – YOU need IFNA.

If you are currently an IFNA member, you are urgently invited to develop your own unique Online Community Profile. This will help make your work in family nursing more visible to other IFNA members and create opportunities to share your resources and gifts. See the “thermometer” on this page that will track the progress of this campaign to encourage every IFNA member to develop an Online Community Profile.

New IFNA Video Productions Available on YouTube

YouTubeDr. Sharon Denham has produced 15 videos of IFNA members from 5 countries talking about their ideas for family nursing education, practice, and research. The videos are available on YouTube and were filmed during the 11th International Family Nursing Conference in Minneapolis in June 2013.  They are a useful resource for IFNA members and offer a public identity for Family Nursing. … [read more]