Core Values

Core Values

The International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) embraces a compassionate family focus on health, social justice, human dignity and respect for all.


Nurses* transforming health for families worldwide.


The mission of 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, socialisation and collegial exchange on all aspects of family nursing.


*Whenever we say ‘nurses’, we are referring to ‘nurses, midwives and health visitors/public health nurses’.