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NAINA’s FIRST EVER JOURNAL was published at our Fifth Biennial Education Conference to commemorate NAINA’s tenth anniversary.  Thank you to the Journal committee for their hard work.

Stroke Prevention Education initiative underway

NAINA's community education program has been initiated with a series of Stroke Prevention Education programmes by several chapters, including INA-NY and INA-CF, to provide vital education about this important health issue.

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NAINA partners with Chamberlain College

Bringing an additional benefit for our members, NAINA has entered into a partnership with Chamberlain College to bring high quality education to our nurses.  Visit Chamberlain College for more information.

Introducing the APN Task force: a new NAINA initiative

The new APN Task Force will serve as a platform for the increasing numbers of APNs to identify with fellow minority nurses while sharing their expertise and engaging in activities to enhance professional growth.

Welcome IANAM!

Nurses week in Maryland was kicked off by the very first meeting of the Indian American Nurses Assoication Of Maryland (IANAM), led by Alphonsa Rahman.  Welcome to the NAINA family, Maryland!

NAINA becomes permanent board member for Alliance

NAINA is a Permanent Board member of the Alliance for International Ethical Recruitment Practices. Sara Gabriel, NAINA President, who has been a major contributor since its inception, represents Indian Nurses in the US in this prestigious organization.

Welcome to Albany nurses!

Another new chapter to add to our NAINA family.  The Indian American Nurses Association of Albany held their inauguration ceremony on October 8, 2016.  We are so happy to have you on board.

New Chapter: Oklahoma

NAINA President, Sara Gabriel, met with Divya Joykutty (President) and other executive board members of the Indian Nurses Association of Oklahoma (INA-OK).  Congratulations and welcome!

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APN Forum


Introducing the APN Task force

Established 50 years ago today, the Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) role continues to emerge and evolve around the world. APNs are licensed, expert clinicians with advanced education (most have master’s and many have doctorate degrees) and extensive clinical preparation who provide primary, acute and specialty health care services. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, “there are more than 205,000 APNs licensed to practice in the United States.” In addition to providing a full range of services, APNs work as partners with their patients, guiding them to make educated health care decisions and healthy lifestyle choices.

Looking Beyond, we have a growing number of Indian Nurse Practitioners and other Advanced Practice Nurses in the United States. With this in mind, NAINA Board of Directors recently met to discuss the APNs’ ability to master the complex needs of healthcare. The result of this meeting was the creation of an initiative which will help gather resources that maximize development and increase an APN’s impact on his/her community and global health at large. The initiative will serve as a platform for the increasing numbers of APNs to identify and share their expertise and to enhance the professional growth of their fellow nurses.

Almost ten years after the creation of this organization, we have grown in areas of chapter establishment, mentorship, research, education, leadership conferences, awards, scholarships, and research grants. As a professional association, NAINA believes that this new APN initiative will spark a flow of ideas that will proactively work towards maintaining a healthy profession that advocates for the needs of our fellow minority Advanced Practice Nurses.

The members of the Task force are

Advisor

Sara Gabriel, MSN,MBA,RN- President , NAINA-USA

Team leader

Lydia H Albuquerque MSN,RN,ACNP-BC, CCRN

Members

Jacqueline Michael , PhD,APRN,WHNP-BC

Omana Simon, DNP, FNP-BC

Solymole Kuruvilla, PhD,ACNP-BC

Varsha Singh, MSN,APN-BC

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