Associate Professor and Division Chair Marcia Van Riper has been elected as the first president of the newly-formed International Family Nursing Association (IFNA).
“It is testimony to the esteem that Dr. Van Riper holds amongst
her peers that they elected her to serve as the association’s inaugural leader,” said Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor Kristen M. Swanson.
The IFNA brings together scientists, theorists and practitioners with an interest in advancing the care of families. The organization has outlined several additional goals: facilitating networking among family nurse researchers, educators and practitioners, providing mechanisms for disseminating family nursing research, education and practice information, fostering the utilization of nursing research findings, preparing students to be family nurse researchers, practitioners and educators, and being a professional source of evidence and advocacy for health policy and legislation.