As regulated professionals, Australian nurses are expected to adhere to professional codes, guidelines and standards for practice so they can provide safe professional practice. 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 is a recognised professional nursing association. It 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

In the Members' Area of the website, the Professional Standards section supports you to comply with RN Professional Standards including professional indemnity insurance, recency of practice, continuing professional development and audit requirements.

Advantages to joining a professional nursing organisation

  • membership demonstrates your commitment to your profession.
  • membership gives you a voice in the vision and direction of AFCNA and via CoNNMO a voice on health care direction in Australia.