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.

IFNA_ConferenceBrochureCover2017_3x4_Email-Website13th International Family Nursing Conference

June 14 – 17, 2017
Pamplona, Spain

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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.

Sharing a Simulation Approach Designed to SEE Family & Advance the Practice

Thursday, December 1, 2016
11:00am – 12:00n EST

** FREE Webinar for IFNA Members**

Colleen Royle, EdD, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Learning Resource Lab & Simulation Coordinator
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, Minnesota

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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


#IFNC12, #IFNC13