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

  • Create a world-wide community of nurses who spur one another to excellence in home healthcare nursing practice.

  • Enable nurses of diverse cultures and countries to learn from one another.

  • Build the professionalism of home healthcare nurses around the world through education, research, and collaboration.

  • Develop, promote and revise Guidelines for home health nursing practice that nurses anywhere can use to guide their practice.

  • Promote the optimal health and well-being of patients through home healthcare nursing services.

Our History

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  • March 2009 – Birth of the International Home Care Nurses Organization (IHCNO)

  • October 2009 – Initial vision for the IHCNO

  • May 2011 – April 2012 – Going global

  • July 2012 – Planning Meeting for first conference – Cleveland Ohio, USA

  • June 2013 – Inaugural Conference – Cleveland OH USA

  • September 23-26, 2014 – 2nd Annual IHCNO Conference – Singapore

  • July 2015 – 3rd Annual IHCNO Conference – Chicago, Illinois, USA

  • July 2015 – September 2017 – Changing vision and structure

  • October 2017International Guidelines for Home Health Nursing released

  • October 2018 – Webinar: “Global Issues in Medication Management: Implications for Nurses”

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Our Board

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


Fong Yoke Hiong, MSC, RN

Vice President

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

Treasurer & Fund-Raising Committee Chair

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

Secretary & Guidelines Committee Chair

Susan Breakwell, DNP, PHNA-BC

Education Committee Chair

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

Outreach Committee Chair

Joie Glenn RN, MBA, CAE

Nominating Committee Chair

Carol O. Long, PhD, RN, FPCN, FAAN

Research Committee Chair


Maureen Anthony, PhD, RN, Editor Home Healthcare Now
Rick Ingber, MBA, Finance, Home Health Accountant
Diana R. Mager, DNP, RN-BC, Fairfield University
Barbara Polivka, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Louisville