Join a professional nursing organisation
As regulated professionals, Australian nurses are expected to adhere to professional codes, guidelines and standards of practice that ensure community safety from professional nurses. AFCNA is a recognised professional nursing association, commenced in 1996 to support the specialty of Faith Community Nursing.
AFCNA is a member of the Council of National Nursing and Midwifery Organisations (CoNNMO) in Australia. Membership gives you a voice in the vision and direction of AFCNA, and via CoNNMO a voice in health care policy and planning in Australia. Membership demonstrates your commitment to your profession.
Connect to a network of Christian nurses
As a member you gain access to a network of Christian nurses with mutual professional and faith interests, who are passionate about shaping the future of Australia’s health care.
You are eligible to receive mentoring in the FCN role from an experienced FCN who understands your practice context, should you want such support.
Continuing professional development
AFCNA membership provides you with quality opportunities to keep up to date in the specialty of Faith Community Nursing at reduced prices. AHPRA and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia require all nurses to complete a minimum number of continuing professional development (CPD) hours directly relevant to their nursing or midwifery context of practice. AFCNA provides contextually relevant continuing education (CE) courses. These are developed to an excellent professional standard by qualified educators so you stay up-to-date in your practice.
Additionally, from 2020 members have free access to the World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA) portal where you can access thousands of specific CE activities. WCEA has been endorsed by the International Council of Nursing and AFCNA membership gets you free access!
Full access to resources
Current AFCNA members have access to all the resources on the website including many articles of interest and resources for the use in the FCN role including FCN practice guidelines, documentation proformas and specific professional development modules/ courses.
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