The Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses Australia (MCaFHNA) Inc is the peak professional body for nurses and educators working in the field of maternal, child and family health. 

MCaFHNA Committee Communique

The MCaFHNA Committee would like to extend our deepest regards to all members during these difficult and stressful times dealing with COVID 19 and in particular, to all of our colleagues in Victoria.  

There are many and different challenges facing our members both professionally and personally, right across Australia. Especially now, we would like to formally acknowledge the importance of all members, in continuing to deliver essential services to families across Australia.

It is during difficult times, such as in today’s environment, where the work that we do is to be truly admired and appreciated. Families have continued to be supported, in a variety of ways and modality, throughout the many jurisdictions ensuing this restructuring of service design is still meeting the needs of our families.

In looking to the future, members have asked about the next biennial conference and under different circumstances MCaFHNA would usually be planning for this to occur 2021. Unfortunately, as Australia and the world struggles with managing COVID 19, we have made the difficult decision to put our conference plans on hold. However, be assured we will be exploring other options to enable the exemplary work of all Maternal Child and Family Health Nurses in Australia to be showcased.

Finally, thank you. For your dedication, determination and adaptability which has meant families continued to supported, guided and encouraged through their parenting journey.

Remember to take care of yourselves and your families, be kind to yourselves.

You are all in our thoughts.

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Membership is open to nurses who are eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), who have qualifications or equivalent professional experience in the area of Maternal Child and Family Health Nursing.

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VAMCHN  - The Victorian Association of Maternal and Child Health Nurses (VAMCHN) is a special interest group of the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (ANMF) - Vic Branch. 


National Standards of Practice For Maternal, Child & Family Health Nurses in Australia

After many productive years of research and collaboration, we present the
MCaFHNA National Standards for Practice
as a guide for practice, education and research.