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.
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.
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 2014 – 2nd Annual IHCNO Conference – Singapore
July 2015 – 3rd Annual IHCNO Conference – Chicago, Illinois, USA
July 2015 – September 2017 – Changing vision and structure
October 2017 – International Guidelines for Home Health Nursing released
October 2018 – Webinar: “Global Issues in Medication Management: Implications for Nurses”
Barbara Piskor, MPH, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
Fong Yoke Hiong, MSC, RN
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
Membership 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