There are thousands of Asian Indian nurses in the US, who have been and continue to provide exceptional patient care for more than five decades, however we have not been able to totally appreciate the shared impact and success stories of this group of nurses because there is no accurate data of their contribution to healthcare across all 50 states.

In an effort to obtain the required information, the National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA) is undertaking a project to survey all actively working and retired Indian nurses living in the United States. The purpose of this survey is to gather general information about Indian nurses both working and retired in the US. The survey is not intended to ask for membership in NAINA and participation is entirely voluntary. The responses to the survey questions will be confidential and will not be linked personally to any participant. The survey can be completed in less than five minutes.


October 2-3, 2020

Venue: 519 Conference Center

Raleigh, North Carolina

Abstracts submission open until June 6, 2020

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From the desk of Agnes Therady, President

Agnes Therady, PhD, RN, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE

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

ANCC Accreditation

NAINA obtains ANCC accreditation

National Association of Indian Nurses of America is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

NAINA received primary accreditation as a continuing education activity provider in September 2019. ANCC accreditation as a provider is the recognition of high quality continuing nursing education offered by an organization. NAINA underwent a comprehensive analysis of its structure, process, and outcomes by ANCC to earn this status. As the ANCC accredited provider, NAINA becomes a pioneer among the minority nurses associations that provides professional development opportunities based on ANCC standards. ANCC accreditation endorses NAINA’s commitment to professional excellence.

NAINA joined ‘Nursing now’ global campaign

      “Nursing now” is a global campaign launched by the Burdett Trust for Nursing in collaboration with the World Health Organization and International Council of Nurses (ICN). On February 27, 2018, ‘Nursing Now’ campaign was officially inaugurated in London with an inspiring speech from Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, patron for this campaign. The campaign will run through December 2020. The Nursing Now campaign was coined on WHO’s Triple Impact report. The triple impact report accentuated that “developing nursing will improve health, promote gender equality and support economic growth”. As of October 2019, the campaign has spread into 103 countries.

National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA) joined the Nursing now global campaign in July 2019. NAINA marked the official inauguration of its campaign activities on November 2nd at the 2019 Clinical Excellence conference held in New Jersey. Susan Michaels-Strasser, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Senior Implementation Director & Associate Director for Nursing Programs at Columbia University discussed “ Nursing Now: Empowering Nurses and Tackling Health Care Challenges” and NAINA contact person for the campaign Letha Joseph, DNP, AGPCNP-BC highlighted future NAINA programs that commemorate with the campaign. Nursing Now NAINA campaign will be an opportunity for NAINA nurses to improve their competencies, maximize their professional contributions, and enhance their influence. Stay tuned to NAINA activities by visiting our website. More information on Nursing Now global campaign is available at

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. 

Membership title

Individual Associations

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


NAINA Virtual and Chapter Members are eligible for Tuition discounts from the following Universities

As a member of National Association of Indian Nurses of America, you may be eligible to receive a 10% tuition reduction on a high-quality program.

We’re here to support you every step of the way, from the time you first inquire about GCU to the time you graduate.

Plus, you’ll receive a 15% scholarship off tuition to help you get started on earning your degree.

NAINA Members may take advantage of all the benefits provided, including the partner tuition rates from Chamberlain to help take your career to the next level. Call Steve Lehrman at 917 703 5660 to learn more about NAINA’s group tuition savings