The European Federation of Nurses Associations
(EFN), former Standing Committee of Nurses of the
EU , was established in 1971 to represent the nursing
profession and its interests to the European
Institutions, based on the nursing education
Representing more than one million nurses over 34
National Nurses Associations at European Level
The EFN is the independent voice of the nursing
profession. Its official working language is English.
The European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN)
shall strengthen the status and practice of the
profession of nursing and the interests of nurses in the
EU & Europe.
The European Federation of Nurses Associations
(EFN) shall strengthen the status and practice of the
profession of nursing and the interests of nurses in the
EU & Europe.
To ensure that nurses and nursing is central to
development of social and health policy and its
implementation in the EU
To support and facilitate a qualitative and
equitable health service in the eu and Europe by a
strategic contribution to the development of a
sufficient, effective, competent and motivated
work force of nurses
Strengthening EFN representation in the EU and
Europe and develop EFN key role as bridge
between NNA and decision makers in the EU
The International Federation of Nurse
Anesthetists (IFNA) is an international
organization representing nurse anesthetists
serving the public and its members.
Founded in 1989, by 11 countries with a specific
nurse anesthesia education, the IFNA has 41
The mission of the federation is dedicated to the
precept that its members are committed to the
advancement of educational standards and practices
which will advance the art and science of
anesthesiology and thereby support and enhance
quality anesthesia care worldwide.
The IFNA establishes and maintains effective
cooperation with institutions that have a professional
interest in nurse anesthesia.
The International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists (IFNA)
is the authoritative voice for nurse anesthetists and nurse
anesthesia, supporting and enhancing quality anesthesia
As professionals, nurse anesthetists are recognised for
their significant contribution to global healthcare as
nurses, practitioners, teachers, administrators, researchers
The IFNA participates in the formulation and
implementation of healthcare policy and the recognition
of nurse anesthetists as essential and cost-effective health
To promote cooperation between nurse
To develop and promote educational
standards in the field of nurse anesthesia.
To promote the recognition of nurse
To provide opportunities for continuing
education in anesthesia.
To develop and promote standards of
practice in the field of nurse anesthesia.
To serve as the authoritative voice for nurse
anesthetists and nurse anesthesia internationally
To promote continual high quality of patient care
To promote the independence of the nurse
anesthetist as a professional specialist in nursing
To provide means of communication among
nurse anesthetists throughout the world
To advance the art and science of anesthesiology.
It supports peri
patient care by
promoting safe surgery
and evidenced based
research and education
in collaboration with
13 members representing
80,000 peri operative
nurses around the world.
about skin care provision
Its financial support is
Approximately 265 members
from over 30 countries.
Aims of ISNG
Promote awareness of:
1. The importance of skin care as a core function in the role
of all nurses.
2. Skin disease as a significant public health concern
requiring nursing contributions.
3. Education for nurses on skin health & inter-professional
4. Develop national networks for nurses.
5. Maintain an expert panel of nurses as an international
resource on skin health and skin care .
6. Support research & development into the nursing
contribution to skin care worldwide.
Contribute towards major
public health initiatives
where skin management is
central nursing education.
To exercise the political
function of the group
through raising awareness
of skin diseases as public
1. International conferences.
3. Developing an international nurses
curriculum framework for skin care.
4. Maintaining & developing a website.
5. Research and development in Skin care
will have access to
and resources for
the promotion of
healthy skin for
make in this area of
health care. Broadly
marshalling and coordinating the
existing skills and
resources in skin
care nursing and
available to all.
of nurses in cancer
The International Society of Nurses in Cancer
Care(ISNCC), was founded in 1984,and it has the
National cancer nursing society.
Regional cancer nursing society.
Individual cancer nurse practitioners, researchers
, and educators.
ISNCC is a non-governmental member of the
World Health Organization (WHO) and the United
Nations UN DPI NGO and is affiliated with the
International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the
Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).
The mission of ISNCC is to maximize the
role of nurses to reduce the global burden
As a global nursing community, ISNCC
fosters the improvement through cancer
control of health,.
Strategic Directions and
In order to achieve the above defined mission and
vision, ISNCC is focusing on the following
•Building coalitions and partnerships
•Influencing health policy and cancer control
•Advancing and applying knowledge
•Developing and engaging cancer nurse leaders
ISNCC is an international membership organization dedicated to the following
charitable, educational and scientific purposes:
•Improving the health and well-being of people at risk for or living with cancer.
Through its strategic coalitions and partnerships, the Society influences and
participates in setting directions for cancer nursing, health policy and cancer
control initiatives that are intended to improve the health and well-being of people
around the world.;
•Promoting the nurse’s role in improving cancer care. The Society leads a global
community of cancer nurses to share, discuss and debate strategies and
innovations that advance clinical practice, education, research and management.;
Developing nursing leadership in cancer care delivery. The Society supports the
development of current and emerging cancer nursing leaders globally.
The international society of
nurses in cancer care has over
60,000 cancer nursing
ISNCC provides nurses with
educational material that
are relevant for nursing
ISNCC has a international
organization dedicated to
charitable ,educational, and
As a global nursing
the improvement of health
through cancer control.
NANDA (North American Nursing Diagnosis Association)
was founded in 1982. The organization grew out of the
National Conference Group, a task force established in
1973, at the First National Conference on the
Classification of Nursing Diagnoses, held in St. Louis,
In 2002, NANDA became NANDA International (NANDA-I)
to reflect increasing worldwide interest in the field of
nursing diagnosis terminology. In 2012, we became NANDA
NANDA International has approved more than 200 nursing
diagnoses for clinical use, testing and refinement. We
invite you to browse the history timeline links above for a
summary of our work.
•Held First Task Force Meeting to Name and
Classify Nursing Diagnoses
•Established First Clearinghouse for Nursing
•Published First Conference Proceedings
A WORLD VIEW-2000-2009
•NANDA becomes NANDA International
•Online System Launched for
Worldwide Membership Review of
Nursing Diagnosis Submissions
•Published Taxonomy II
CELEBRATING 40 YEARS AND
•The organization celebrates its 40th Anniversary in
•The NANDA-I journal, International Journal of
Terminologies and Classification, is relaunched as
the International Journal of Nursing Knowledge.
•The PRONANDA Continuing Education Program is
launched in 2013, in Portuguese.
Prior to the year 2002, "NANDA" was an acronym for the
North American Nursing Diagnosis Association. However,
that is no longer the name of the organization.
In 2002, they officially became NANDA International (and
NANDA International, Inc. in 2011), in consideration of the
significant growth of their membership outside North
America. They continue to use "NANDA" as part of our
name, due to its familiarity. However, "NANDA" is no
longer an acronym for "North American."
The correct name of the organization is NANDA
International, Inc. and the abbreviation is NANDA-I .
Please do not use "North American Nursing Diagnosis
Association" to describe the organization .
Our mission is to facilitate the
dissemination and use of
In support of that mission, we
actively seek and participate in
alliances with colleagues
working in areas related to
NANDA-I Fact Sheet
Provides an Evidence-Based Clinical Decision
Supports Evidence-Based Plans of Care
Provides Quantitative Measures for Effective
Provides Quantitative Measures for Staff
Evaluation & Training
• In 1922, six nurses founded STTI at the Indiana
University Training School for Nurses.
The founders chose the name from the Greek words.
The mission of Sigma Theta Tau International is to
support the learning, knowledge and professional
development of nurses committed to making a difference
in health worldwide.
The organization’s vision is to create a global community of
nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service
and learning to improve the health of the world’s people
From its inception, STTI has recognized the value of
scholarship and excellence in nursing practice.
Today, STTI supports these values through its numerous
professional development products and services that focus
on the core areas of education, leadership, career
development, evidence-based nursing, research and
These products and services advance the learning and
professional development of members and all nurses who
strive to improve the health of the world’s people.
STTI, with its grant-offering partners (corporations,
associations and foundations), contributes more than US
$2,00,000 annually to nursing research through grants,
scholarships and monetary awards.
A number of education and research conferences are
supported by STTI, including a yearly research congress
that presents the latest nursing research from around the
world and a biennial convention that offers nursing’s best
practices in clinical, scientific and leadership areas.
Online continuing education offers peer-reviewed,
interactive learning activities which are presented in a
variety of learning formats including case studies, evidencebased articles and module courses.
The Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository - an
online digital service that collects, preserves, and
disseminates digital materials in both abstract and full-text
format. Submissions to this repository may be made by
individual nurses and nursing students as well as nursing
STTI's career development programming provides
resources for every stage in the career process, from
selection of nursing as a profession to active retirement.
Leadership programs include mentoring programs and
global health care think tank.
The WFCCN is a non-governmental and independent
It is an association or society of critical care nurses.
It is a separate critical care nurses section within a health
professional association with its own constitutions,
regulations and rules.
Between 1999 and 2001- conducted a survey in various
regions of the world
The aim of the survey was to identify the organizations
interest in supporting the establishment of an international
society of critical care nursing organizations.
On 30th october 2001,at the 8th world congress on intensive
and critical care held in sydney,Australia, 75 nursing
leadersfrom 15 countries met to discuss &approve the
constitution of WFCCN.
In 2005,ICN admitted WFCCN into its council as a
member of a society.
A critical care nurse is a person who holds a recordable or
registered nursing qualification in their own country and
contributes to the field of critical care nursing.
Critical care nursing is specialised nursing care of critically
ill patients who have manifest or potential disturbances of
vital organ functions.
Critical care nursing means assisting, supporting and
restoring the patient towards health, or easing the patient’s
pain and preparing them for a dignified death.
AIM of critical care nursing
To establish a therapeutic relationship with patients and
their relatives.and To empower the individuals’ physical,
psychological, sociological and spiritual capabilities by
preventive, curative and rehabilitative interventions.
To assist critical care nursing associations and nurses
without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex,
language, religion, political or other opinion, national or
social origins property, birth or other status in the pursuit of
the objectives of the WFCCN.
To link critical care nursing associations and nurses
throughout the world.
To strengthen the influence and contribution of critical
care nurses to health care globally.
To be a collective voice and advocate for critical care
nurses and patients at an international level.
What WFCCN do?
It represent critical care nurses and critical care nursing at
an international level.
It improves the standard of care provided to critically ill
patients and their families throughout the countries of the
It advances the art and science of critical care nursing in all
countries throughout the world.
Promotion , co-operation, collaboration and support for
critical care nursing associations and individuals.
It improves the recognition of critical care nursing
throughout the world.
Maintaining and improving effective co-operation between
all health professionals, institutions, agencies and charities
who have a professional interest in the care of critically ill
Establishment of standards for the education, practice and
management of critical care nursing.
It fosters and supports research initiatives that advance
critical care nursing and patient/family care.
It encourages and enhances the educational programs in
critical care nursing throughout the world.
It provides conferences, written information and continuing
education for critical care nurses.