FAQ

What is Pakistan Nurses Federation?

Pakistan Nurses Federation is a leading national labor union and collaborative voice for registered nurses. Our work is driven by the priorities of our members nurses associations and the individual nurses they represent.

We take action at the local, state and national level to improve working conditions for nurses and achieve better patient outcomes. Our goal is ultimately to create a strong, educated and stable nursing workforce, and, thereby, improve health care delivery in the Pakistan.

How/why was Pakistan Nurses Federation created?

Recognizing the need for an alternative option for nurses that centered on the principles of democracy, transparency and equity, the provincial nurses associations of Punjab, Sindh, KPK and Balochistan came together to form Pakistan Nurses Federation.

Who are the leaders of Pakistan Nurses Federation?

Pakistan Nurses Federation is led by nurses, for nurses. Visit Our Leadership page for a full list and bios.

How were these leaders selected?

The National Executive Board members were elected by their provincial associations.

How were the governing documents of Pakistan Nurses Federation developed?

A collaborative working group consisting of the president, economic and general welfare chairperson, executive director and labor program director from each of the member associations, along with their legal counsel and outside legal counsel, developed the Constitution. View our Governing Documents.

How is Pakistan Nurses Federation different from other national nursing unions?

The primary difference is that the Pakistan Nurses Federation is led by and comprised entirely of nurses, and is directed by its members. Membership in the Pakistan Nurses Federation is voluntary and member associations are not subject to trusteeship.

In addition, we provide a fresh, new approach for nurses and new model for national unions that centers on self-governance, respect for individuals member states’ sovereignty and highly coordinated collaboration. We provide support, education and assistance for state members, and advocacy and leadership on the national level to improve working conditions for nurses and achieve better patient outcomes. Our goal is ultimately to create a strong and stable nursing workforce, and improve health care delivery in the United States.

What are your legislative priorities?

NFN and its members are committed to improving working conditions for nurses and achieving better patient outcomes. Our goal is ultimately to create a healthy nursing workforce, and improve health care delivery in the Pakistan.