MCaFHNA

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. With the understanding that the specialist role of maternal child and family health nursing is integral to ensuring the best optimal health outcomes for families caring for an infant or child up to five years of age, the Association actively contributes to policy development and legislation affecting maternal, child and family health at the national level.

Maternal , Child & Family Health Nurses Australia

What Is MCaFHNA?

With the understanding that the specialist role of maternal child and family health nursing is integral to ensuring the best optimal health outcomes for families caring for an infant or child up to five years of age, the Association actively contributes to policy development and legislation affecting maternal, child and family health at the national level.

Our journal, 'The Australian Journal of Child and Family Health Nurses',  promotes best practice through the reporting of up-to-date research and useful practice information, hence benefiting members and the community at large.

We are Excited to Announce

MCaFHNA is returning to Sydney for their 2019 conference

Join us in Sydney 15-17th August

New Announcement:

MCaFHNA is pleased to announce that MCHN VIC has now joined as a member. 

MCHN VIC was formed and incorporated in 2013 and offers support, networking and opportunities for continuing professional development for both experienced and recently qualified maternal and child health nurses (MCHNs).  The Association will be able to have a voice in Maternal Child and Family Health issues and will be able to speak out on issues that affect not just members of the Association but families with young children from birth to school age.

MCHN VIC is an independent association with a legal status through incorporation.

For more details, please go to the State Members page. 

NATIONAL STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

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

In 2011, the process began - bringing together all states and territories into a unified whole, national organisation.

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

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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 Child and Family Health Nursing.