The WFCCN is an international federation comprised of national critical care nursing associations from over 50 countries and regions. It was founded on 30 October 2001 in Sydney Australia. The key aims of the WFCCN are to represent critical care nursing at an international level and to help improve critical care nursing practice worldwide. WFCCN supports effective international cooperation between health professionals, institutions, agencies, healthcare industry and charities that have an interest in the care of critically ill patients. The organization was registered in Australia in 2016 under the Corporations Act of 2001 as a company limited by guarantee. The ACN number is 613 276 672 & the ABN number is 80-613-276
The WFCCN Council is comprised of one representative from each full member association. The Council meets annually and every two years elects a Board of Directors from its members and associates. Listed below are the current WFCCN Board of Directors.
RN, BsN, MA, PhD
Head Nurse; Senior Lecturer
University Hospital Centre Zagreb; University of Applied Health Sciences
RN, BsN, MA, PhD
MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
Clinical Nurse Specialist/Consultant
ADVANCING NURSING LLC
Northville, Michigan, USA
Graduate School of Nursing
Arellano University, Philippines
RN, CCC, MHA, LLM, FACN, FAAN
Area Director of Nursing & Midwifery, South Metropolitan Health Service, Perth, Australia.
Adjunct Professor of Nursing, Griffith University, Australia
RN, MSc, PhD, CNCC(C), CMSN(C), CCNSE
Nipissing University/ Canadore College Collaborative Nursing Program
North Bay, Ontario, Canada
RN, BSN, MNA, MPET, PhD, FACN
Hubei University of Medicine
Shiyan, Hubei Province, China
To represent critical care nurses and critical care nursing at an international level.
To improve the standard of care provided to critically ill patients and their families throughout the countries of the world.
To advance the art and science of critical care nursing in all countries throughout the world.
To promote co-operation, collaboration and support for critical care nursing associations and individuals.
To improve the recognition of critical care nursing throughout the world.
To maintain and improve effective co-operation between all health professionals, institutions, agencies and charities who have a professional interest in the care of critically ill patients.
To establish standards for the education, practice and management of critical care nursing
To foster and support research initiatives that advance critical care nursing and patient/family care.
To encourage and enhance education programs in critical care nursing throughout the world
To provide conferences, written information and continuing education for critical care nurses.
The WFCCN constitution contains the basic, fundamental principles and procedures regarding the Federation’s structure. The by-laws within provide greater detail of the rules of the procedures by which the WFCCN Board manages the Federation and the authority and voting rights of its members.