Major Conference Sponsor

The CNMF acknowledges the generous sponsorship of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a long time friend of CNMF, for the conference. The ANCC, subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, mission is to promote excellence in nursing and healthcare globally through credentialing programs. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. ANCC recognizes healthcare organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits healthcare organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education and accredits transition to practice programs and prepares nurses for new practice roles.



Welcome to 2020

The International Year of the Nurse and
             the Midwife'

The International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife a year-long celebration of the contribution of nurses and midwives to the health of the global population.

The world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030. That is just one of the reasons the World Health Organisation has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife Around the world governments are being urged to take immediate action to address the nursing and midwifery shortages in their countries.




» CNMF 2020 Conference Program 11.02.20

Celebrate the Year of the Nurse and Midwife with nurses and midwives from across the Commonwealth at the 5th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference London 6-7 March 2020.

The CNMF is pleased to announce that the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, will open the 5th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference 6-7 March 2020 London UK. Baroness Scotland is from Dominica and is the first woman to hold the post of Commonwealth Secretary-General. Trained as a lawyer, Baroness Scotland was the first black woman and the youngest woman ever to be appointed as Queen’s Counsel. Baroness Scotland was also the first black woman to be appointed a Deputy High Court Judge and the first woman to hold the post of Attorney General since the post was created in 1315.


 Nursing Now

Nursing Now:


24th CNMF Biennial Meeting of

Thursday 5 March 2020, London UK

Join CNMF members in London at the Royal College of Nursing, Thursday 5 March 2020 for the 24th CNMF Biennial Meeting of Members, the decision making body of the CNMF.

2020 documents

» CNMF 24th Biennial Meeting 2020 Draft Agenda

» CNMF 24th Biennial Meeting 2020 Registration Form
» CNMF 23rd Biennial Meeting 2018 draft Minutes
» CNMF 24th Biennial Meeting 2020 Proposed Constituional Changes
» Draft Policy Statement on continuing professional development for nurses and midwives
» Draft Policy Statement on the relationship between nursing and midwifery

2018 documents
»CNMF 23rd Biennial Meeting 2018 Report
» CNMF Presidents Report 2014-2018
» Executive Secretary Report 2018
» Treasurers Report CNMF 23rd Biennial 2018


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