The Hellenic Nurses’ Association (Η.Ν.Α.) was founded in 1923 and became a member of the International Council of Nurses (I.C.N.) in 1929.
It is a scientific professional Association, which constitutes the voice of all Greek Nurses and represents them at national and international level. Its long history, its continuously developing activities and its stability guarantee the auspicious prospects of the Greek nursing.

The objectives of the Association, as referred in its constitution, are:

At International level HNA co-operates with:

At National level the HNA co-operates with:

The H.N.A ‘s administerial function includes 12 Regional Branches all over Greece. These Branches are autonomously functioning in co-operation, of course, with the central administration of H.N.A

The H.N.A. establishes groups of nurse-specialists. The purpose of these groups is the continual education of their members as well as the discussion of common problems.

The following groups are in existence at the moment:

The HNA organizes annual Panhellenic Nursing Congresses in Athens and in provinces in May. These Congresses are very welcomed by all nurses and student nurses. It also organizes various one or two day seminars all year round. (See here the website of the 38th Panhellenic Nursing Congress)

It publishes a quarterly scientific nursing Journal “NOSILEFTIKI” - is the official scientific journal of the Hellenic Nurses’ Association (Η.Ν.Α.), which has been published since 1962. Its contents and full abstracts are available in the Greek Medical Data Base “Iatrotek” (2002) and in “CINAHL” (2008), the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature International Database. The journal is under evaluation by SCOPUS and EBSCO. "Nosileftiki" is addressed both to nurses of all specialties and to other health professionals. It publishes also, a monthly informative newsletter and a quarterly newsletter on “Emergency and Intensive Care Nursing”.

It annually grants 3 scholarships.

It provides a library for its members and student nurses.


The Association is managed by a Council consisted of eleven (11) members elected by secret ballot every four (4) years.
An Administrative Committee consisted of three (3) members is also elected by secret ballot every four (4) years.
The present Board of Directors its office ends in February 2012 consists of:

President:                  Eleni Kyritsi-Koukoulari
1st Vice President:     Evangelos Giavasopoulos
2nd Vice President:    Dimitris Dimitrellis
General Secretary:   Evangelos Dousis
Treasurer:               Vasiliki Matziou-Megapanou
Dean:                       Gesthimani Kasnaktsoglou
Petros Galanis
Margarita Giannakopoulou
Maria Mitsiou
Dimitrios Papageorgiou
Maria Tseroni

The Board members meet at least once a month.


They are located centrally in Athens at the Athens Tower, C’ Building, 2 Messogion Avenue, GR-11527 Athens. They are on the 2nd floor and they are 206 m2. In the headquarters there is a space room for 100 people in which there take place lectures, short courses, meetings. (More information at Contact details and Visitor's info)

Working Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 – 14:30
Tuesday 8:30 – 18:00