CFPNA is a volunteer nursing association who provides a national voice for nurses in primary care through

leadership, mentorship and fostering expertise.

We are Registered Nurses in Primary Care:

Family practice nurses, also known as primary care nurses, are typically Registered Nurses (RNs) who practice within primary care. Primary care represents an entry point for patients into the healthcare system and focuses on the delivery of health promotion, disease prevention, and disease management services. Family practice nurses function as generalists who provide a broad range of health services, including preventative health screening (e.g. PAP examinations, chronic health conditions), health education (e.g. healthy living, chronic disease self-management), healthcare management and program delivery (e.g. diabetes, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), therapeutic interventions (e.g. wound care, immunizations), and coordination of services to specialists and/or community services. Family practice nurses work in partnership with family physicians and other healthcare providers.


This long awaited document was officially released December 11, 2o19

CLICK HERE to access the full document


Due to COVID-19,  the CFPNA National Biennial Conference that was to be co-hosted with the Nova Scotia Family Practice Nurses Association

has been cancelled.


We are making arrangements to hold a virtual AGM and will share that information as soon as it is confirmed.

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