About IHCNO

Our Mission

Develop and support a vibrant worldwide network of nurses who promote excellence
in providing optimal health and well-being to patients living in their homes.

Our Vision

  • To establish a vibrant worldwide network of nurses who promote excellence in providing optimal health and well-being to patients living in their homes.

Our History

  • March 2009 – Tina Marrelli, former editor of Home Healthcare Now, shared her hope for a “home care nurse-focused organization” in the journal. For more information, see Tina’s editorial: Marrelli, T. (2009). The interdisciplinary team, a free resource and a survey to complete about the International Home Care Nurses Organization (IHCNO). Home Healthcare Now, 27(3) 138-139.

  • October 2009 – Tina Marrelli collaborated with Elizabeth Madigan, IHCNO leaders, reporting on the survey in which home health nurses communicated their hopes for IHCNO which was envisioned as a global “platform” for home health nurses to communicate and network. For more information, see: Marrelli, T., & Madigan, E. (2009). Update about the International Nurses Organization – A functional home care nurse-focused “meeting place.” Home Healthcare Now, 27(9), 513.

  • May 2011 – April 2012 – Planning committee development and global outreach.

  • June 2013 – Inaugural Conference – Co-hosted with Case-Western University, Cleveland, OH/USA

  • September, 2014 – 2nd Conference – Co-hosted with Tsao Foundation, Singapore

  • July 2015 – 3rd IHCNO Conference – Co-hosted with University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA

  • 2015 – 2017 – Outreach, Development and Corporate Structure

    • International Guidelines for Home Health Nursing developed

    • Incorporation and 501 (c)(3) US status achieved. Board of Directors formed.

  • 2017 – Webinar: International Guidelines Home Health Nursing, Co-hosted with LaSalle University, US

  • 2018 – Webinar: Global Issues in Medication Management: Implications for Nurses, Co-hosted with Fairfield University, US

  • 2019 – Webinar: Medication Management: Implications for Nurses, Co-hosted with VNAA/US

  • 2019 – Webinar: Home Care Across the Global Village, Nurses Connect to Support Patients, Policy Series. Co-hosted with VNAA.

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Our Board

Barbara Piskor, MPH, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

President

Fong Yoke Hiong, MSC, RN

Vice President

Marilyn D. Harris, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Treasurer

Mary Curry Narayan, MSN, RN, HHCNS-BC, CTN-A

Secretary

Susan Breakwell, DNP, PHNA-BC

Denise M. McEnroe-Petitte, PhD, MSN, BSN, AS, RN

Joie Glenn RN, MBA, CAE

Susan Hinck PhD APRN GCNS-BC

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Maureen Anthony, PhD, RN, Editor HHN, MI/US
Rick Ingber, MBA, Finance, Home Health Accountant, PA/US
Diana R. Mager, DNP, RN-BC, Fairfield University, CT/US
Barbara Polivka, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Kansas/US
Elizabeth Walls, RN, MSN, MBA, NHCP-BC, Retired Heath Department Director