Pakistan Nurses Federation
What is Pakistan Nurses Federation (PNF)?
The Pakistan Nurses Federation (PNF) is an independent non-governmental professional association of nursing in Pakistan.
The PNF was registered on July 6, 1972, by the Assistant Registrar, Joint Stock Companies, Lahore Region, under Societies Act 1860, as a successor to the Trained Nurses Association of Pakistan which was founded and duly registered in 1949.
What are the functions of the PNF?
- To work for the welfare and betterment of nurses, Midwives and health visitors in Pakistan and AJK.
- To pursue and enter into negotiations with concerned Government regarding matters pertaining to the welfare of nurses.
- To advance high ethical and professional standards among nurses.
- To bring professional knowledge and skills to the service and care of the sick.
- To improve nursing practice through in-service education.
- To publish a journal providing updated information in nursing.
- To endeavour to furnish legal aid to members, within the financial means of the PNF, when needed by them for the protection of their professional rights.
Organization of PNF
PNF consists of branches in cities and districts across Pakistan. These branches report to the Provincial Nurses Associations (PNA) in each province. The PNAs, in turn, communicate directly with the national body of the PNF.