International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists (IFNA)


The International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists (IFNA) was founded in 1989 with 11 countries and currently has 40 member countries.

The IFNA is an international organization representing nurse anesthetists serving the public and its members. The mission of the federation is dedicated to the precept that its members are committed to the advancement of educational standards and practices which will advance the art and science of anesthesiology and thereby support and enhance quality anesthesia care worldwide. The IFNA establishes and maintains effective cooperation with institutions that have a professional interest in nurse anesthesia.

The IFNA is the authoritative voice for nurse anesthetists and nurse anesthesia, supporting and enhancing quality anesthesia care worldwide. As professionals, nurse anesthetists are recognized for their significant contribution to global healthcare as nurses, practitioners, teachers, administrators, researchers, and consultants. The IFNA participates in the formulation and implementation of healthcare policy and the recognition of nurse anesthetists as essential and cost-effective healthcare providers.