The Society for the Promotion of Nursing Sciences NRW e.V. (GFP) is the sponsor of the Institute for Nursing Science and thus supports the development of the scientific discipline of nursing, the planning and implementation of research programmes, the scientific advice of decision-makers and associations as well as the qualification for demanding professional tasks.
Members of the GFP are organisations, not individuals. The most important decision-making body is the General Assembly. In addition, the GFP committees include a board of directors and a scientific advisory board. The advisory board has the task of observing the scientific development and accompanying the Institute for Nursing Sciences (IPW) in an advisory capacity. The society also has a management board that supports the work of the committees on an organisational level.