IFNA Position Statement on Advanced Practice Competencies for Family Nursing Social Media Toolkit

Help us promote this IFNA Position Statement! View the position statement: http://bit.ly/2sf3XXp Sample Twitter Posts Tweet this!: What are the advanced practice competencies for #familynursing? @IFNAorg presents a framework: http://bit.ly/2sf3XXp Tweet this!: @IFNAorg Position Statement on Advanced Practice Competencies for #FamilyNursing now available to share widely: http://bit.ly/2sf3XXp Tweet this!: How do APN's promote #familyhealth? @IFNAorg Position Statement on Advanced Practice Competencies 4 #FamilyNursing: … [Read more...]

IFNA Position Statement On Generalist Competencies For Family Nursing Practice Social Media Toolkit

Help us promote this IFNA Position Statement! View the position statement: http://bit.ly/1M8gwbb Sample Twitter Posts Tweet this!: Every nurse is a family nurse! @IFNAorg Generalist Competencies for #FamilyNursing practice: http://bit.ly/1M8gwbb Tweet this!: Please share widely! @IFNAorg Position Statement on Generalist Practice Competencies for #FamilyNursing: http://bit.ly/1M8gwbb Tweet this!: @IFNAorg offers important skills and knowledge for caring for families http://bit.ly/1M8gwbb #familynursing #familyhealth LinkedIn or … [Read more...]

IFNA Position Statement on Pre-Licensure Family Nursing Education Social Media Toolkit

Help us promote this IFNA Position Statement! View the position statement: http://bit.ly/2sU8NqK Sample Twitter Posts Tweet this!: Every nurse is a family nurse! @IFNAorg Pre-Licensure #FamilyNursing Education: http://bit.ly/2sU8NqK #familyhealth Tweet this!: @IFNAorg Position Statement on Pre-Licensure #FamilyNursing Education:http://bit.ly/2sU8NqK Please share widely! Tweet this!: Want to learn important nursing skills and knowledge for caring for families? http://bit.ly/2sU8NqK #familynursing #familyhealth LinkedIn or Facebook … [Read more...]

Keiko Agawa Advances Knowledge About Care of Japanese Mothers of Children with Medical Dependency

Keiko Agawa, RN, MSN, is a lecturer in Home Care Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Shimane, Japan.  She is an editorial member of the Society of Cultural Nursing Studies, as well as a member of the Japan Academy of Home Care, and the Japanese Association for Research in Family Nursing.  Her research focuses on home-visiting nursing in the support of mothers of children with high medical dependency. She is now assisting with establishing a communication network among these mothers, considering the specific interests … [Read more...]

Honor a Family Nurse Program

Haga clic aquí para la versión en español View: List of 2017 Honorees The Honor a Family Nurse Program is an initiative of IFNA’s Resource Advancement Committee. Through the Honor a Family Nurse program, IFNA members, schools of nursing, the general public, and health-related organizations have an opportunity to support IFNA through recognizing the accomplishments of others – both IFNA members and non-members. For schools of nursing and organizations, the program also is a way to showcase international support of family nursing and … [Read more...]

Dr. Suzanne Feetham Receives Honorary Degree from Wayne State University

Dr. Suzanne Feetham recently received an honorary degree from Wayne State University.  Dr. Feetham has provided foundational leadership in the development of family nursing and in the conceptual and methodological issues of research with families.  For Dr. Feetham, the honor is even more meaningful coming from Wayne State where she was mentored by Harriet Werley , Virginia Cleland, and others who were influential in her career as a nurse scientist.  A video from the 2016 Wayne State University convocation is available on the IFNA YouTube … [Read more...]

Caring for Refugee Families

International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) Response to the Global Refugee Crisis: Caring for Refugee Families Updated: September 06, 2017 The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates there are 60 million individuals worldwide who are currently displaced, more than at any time since World War II (See the UNHCR website for more information). As family nurses, our attitudes about the global refugee crisis are inextricably connected to our beliefs about the central importance of the family, … [Read more...]

Dr. Janet Deatrick Studies Family Management of Chronically Ill Children and Young Adults

  Janet A. Deatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Director for the Center for Health Equity Research, and Shearer Endowed Term Chair in Healthy Community Practices. She is an Associate Editor for Health Psychology, on the Editorial Board for Journal of Family Nursing, and is a permanent member of the NIH Nursing and Related Clinical Sciences Study Section. Dr. Deatrick studies family management of children who have chronic conditions and adolescent and young adults who survived … [Read more...]

Expert Lectures

Expert Lectures New to the 2015 conference will be the following expert lectures by prominent family scholars.  The Attraction of Hermeneutics for Advancing Family Nursing Research (Nancy Moules, University of Calgary, CANADA)  From Knowledge Creation to Knowledge Translation: Growing the Science of Family Systems Nursing  (Janice M. Bell, University of Calgary, CANADA)  Improving Family Health Globally through Research, Education, and Practice (Suzanne Feetham, Children’s National Health System, USA)  Integrating Genomics and Ethics … [Read more...]


Travel Preparations/Documents IFNA has membership in over 25 countries. Attendees are encouraged to verify required travel documents to/from their country of origin. Airport / Transportation Odense is well connected to both national and international railway and is therefore easily reached by train. The national railway is operated by the Danish Railway Company (DSB) and connects from all major towns to Odense. Attendees should plan their air travel to Copenhagen International Airport (Kastrup) and then take the train to Odense. The … [Read more...]