About The World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses
The World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses (WFNN) is an international neuroscience nursing organization dedicated to the promotion and development of neuroscience nursing throughout the world.
The mission of the WFNN is to:
- encourage and facilitate interaction among neuroscience nurses throughout the world
- aid exchange and dissemination of knowledge and ideas in the field of neuroscience nursing
- foster the highest standards for patient care in the neuroscience care setting
- promote growth in the specialized area of neuroscience nursing
- encourage nursing research and development in neuroscience nursing and para-nursing areas; and
- encourage establishment of neuroscience nursing societies
Activities of the WFNN, aimed to the above goals, include:
- conducts scientific meetings every four years. The first WFNN Congress was held in 1973 in Tokyo, Japan. Subsequent meetings have been held in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1977); Munich, Germany (1981); Toronto, Canada (1985); Anaheim, USA (1989); Acapulco, Mexico (1993); Amsterdam, The Netherlands (1997); Sydney, Australia (2001); Barcelona, Spain (2005); and Toronto, Canada (2009)
- issues a newsletter, International BrainWaves (IBW), three times each year. The IBW serves as a means of communication and dissemination of information from the Executive Committee and Board of Directors to the individual members of the WFNN. It is also a way for WFNN members to communicate with one another.
- Representation in the World Health Organization (WHO), concerning prevention and treatment of neurological disorders.
If you are a nurse practicing within the neuroscience field but not yet a member of the WFNN, please click here for information on how to become a member.