From the desk of Agnes Therady, President
Agnes Therady, RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE, PhD
On behalf of the Governing Board of the National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA), I am pleased to share this message with you.
To all our members from our 16 chapters across USA, thank you for being part of this great association, you are the strength of NAINA. It is my honor and privilege to serve you as the 7th President of NAINA, the foremost organization for all professional nurses of Asian Indian heritage in the US since 2006. I was excited to meet so many of you during our outstanding 6th Biennial National Conference in October 2018 in Dallas, Texas.
Glimpses of NAINA Biennial Conference 2018
We are excited to share with you our plan to reinstate the NAINA Newsletter. Our Newsletter features news, activities and all things noteworthy that are happening in our chapters and among our members. Our goal is to stay in touch with the membership and celebrate their success. We are aware of great things that go on in many chapters and on behalf of the Governing Board, we look forward to highlighting your work and providing a platform to share your talents and success. To that end, we invite you to collaborate with us on the Newsletter to help create a fun-filled, meaningful and informative bulletin by us, and for us.
This is the second Medical Mission to Haiti. NAINA is partnering with IANAGH and United Light of Hope, a Global Outreach initiative started by NAINA APN FORUM in 2017-2018. NAINA and IANAGH join with United Light of Hope for our second Medical Mission to Haiti from March 23-31, 2019. We started the Clinic of Hope in Cannan, Haiti in 2018 and now we are providing primary health care and Education to hundreds of people there. Please participate & support to bring basic education and health care to the needy in Haiti. Please contact us if anyone interested to participate. NAINA is extending our services globally and making sustainable changes in health care and education, Impacting and empowering the lives of lot of people.
All duly organized(current and future) Indian Nurses Associations in any of the States and or Territories of the United States of America can be a member of NAINA. By virtue of Individual Membership in these local Associations, the Members of those Associations will automatically be members of NAINA.
Members at Large
Eligible members from the states or territories of USA with no established local Indian nursing association may become a member of NAINA as a member at large by paying a membership fee. This only applies if the state has no association and or till a professional association is established in that state the member is licensed. Members at large shall be:
- Registered professional nurse of Indian origin or heritage
- Must have current RN license in any states or territories of USA
- Must be of good professional standing (not barred or suspended license).
- Member must agree with the mission and comply with the rules and bylaws set by NAINA
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