Share our vision and become a member

By supporting AFCNA through a Member’s subscription you are granted access to all of our resources as well as discount offers on professional development, conferences, on-line education, and events. You have voting rights at the Annual General Meeting and eligibility to become a Board member.

Full membership is ideal for people interested in pastoral health and care ministry, faith community nurses, and health professionals working in faith-based settings.

What will it cost me?

Full membership is only $30.00AUD per year ($20 concession) and this is tax deductible for health professionals. You can pay your membership through the website by setting up your profile to provide us with your information.   Or if you prefer to pay via direct deposit, cheque, or money order, click here for an Annual Membership Application and Renewal Form. Please scan and email to afcna@outlook.com, or post the completed form to PO Box 2707 Kent Town DC, S.A. 5071.

By registering online your membership subscription can be a once off or you can choose a recurring membership which will auto-renew every 12 months until such time as you cancel it. Your online payment can be made annually and securely through PayPal (no PayPal account is necessary). AFCNA does not keep any payment details. We ask you to create a profile, which provides AFCNA with information about you that helps us maximise our member support. AFCNA keep this information on our secure membership database. Your privacy is assured. Click here to read more about privacy.

There’s lots of advantages to becoming a member.

Advantage: 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.

Advantage: 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.

Member can join the closed Facebook community for sharing ideas and obtaining support.

You are eligible to receive mentoring in the FCN role from an experienced FCN who understands your practice context, should you want such support.

Advantage: 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 2018 members have free access to the World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA) portal where you can access thousands of specific CE activities (coming soon). WCEA has been endorsed by the International Council of Nursing and AFCNA membership gets you free access!

Advantage: 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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