Strategic Plan

A strategic plan is a management tool that is used to help an organization focus its energy, ensure that staff and members are working toward the same goals, and assess and adjust the organization’s direction in response to a changing environment. It is a future-focused guide for what an organization is, what it does, and why it does it.

Our 2018-2022 strategic plan is divided into 6 pillars. Members can view the introductory letter in the Member Center.

Social Justice

Forensic nurses articulate social justice as a core value.

Global Network

Forensic nurses throughout the world have a community of their own to seek advice, mentorship, and information.


Forensic nurses are available to provide expert and compassionate care in every community.


The International Association of Forensic Nurses will become the leader in facilitating the promotion and dissemination of forensic nursing research. View our Research Agenda logic model.


Forensic nurses are provided with innovative, evidence-based forensic nursing education and valid, reliable, and legally defensible professional certification opportunities.

Public Awareness

Forensic Nurses are valued, respected and seen as integral to health care.