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
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.
Advantages to joining AFCNA for nurses
- 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 from their Christian values
- eligibility to receive mentoring in the FCN role from an experienced FCN who understands your practice context
- opportunities to keep up to date in the specialty of faith community nursing at reduced prices. AFCNA provides continuing education (CE) courses that are contextually relevant, and of an excellent professional standard 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!