Nurses transforming health for families worldwide.
Mission: The mission of the International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) is to transform family health by:
- Serving as a unifying force and voice for family nursing globally;
- Sharing knowledge, practices, and skills to enhance and nurture family nursing practice; and,
- Providing family nursing leadership through education, research, scholarship, socialization and collegial exchange on all aspects of family nursing.
IFNA and research of families:
IFNA is the “go-to” association for those doing family research. IFNA members address some of the unique issues and challenges of treating the family (or family sub-system) as the unit of study and analysis. All research themes identified in the current NINR strategic plan (Symptom Science, Wellness, Self-Management, EoL) are areas where family research is critical to continuing to advance the science and inform practice. IFNA is the “research home” for investigators doing family research. IFNA is a global community of nurse scholars and practitioners representing 34 countries who are actively contributing to the health and healing of families.
Why nurses participate in IFNA:
- To interact with a global community of nurse scholars and practitioners who care about the health and healing of families.
- To assist in creating and exchanging NEW theory, research, practice, education, and policy about families and the nursing of families.
- To collaborate, lead, and mentor colleagues from around the world who share a passion for family nursing research, practice, education, and theory. For example, a subcommittee of the Research Committee is dedicated to fostering international collaboration among members.
- To communicate directly with one another, share gifts and resources, and learn from each other through twitter and the IFNA website.
- To network and exchange new knowledge at biennial IFNA meetings. 13th International Family Nursing Conference, June 14 – 17, 2017, Pamplona, Spain at the University of Navarra.
- To access experts and consultants in family nursing research, practice, and education.
- To identify and discuss potential employment opportunities in educational and clinical settings.
- To learn about various methods of integrating family nursing content into baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs.