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NAINA\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s FIRST JOURNAL!

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!

Grand Canyon

5th Biennial NAINA Education Conference & 10th Anniversary


You may complete your registration to the conference in one of two ways.  Please note: you MUST complete the entire process using one method only. Please complete form online only if you intend to pay online. Otherwise, please complete entire process using the mail-in option.

1) Complete the form AND submit payment ON-LINE


2) Complete printable form (click on red box to download) and mail, along with check to address provided. 

Choose a form to complete: 

Download Application Form

5th Biennial NAINA Education Conference & 10th Anniversary Registration Form
Waterford Banquet & Conference Center October 21 & 22, 2016 Elmhurst, Illinois

Personal Information

First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
E-mail Address
Home Address
Zip Code
Name of Chapter Association
Name of Nursing School/College
Name of Alumni Association (If Applicable)
Phone Number : Home
Phone Number : Mobile
Emergency Contact Name
Emergency Contact Number


Registration Fee (US Dollars Only): Registration fee covers educational sessions including conference materials, certificate, and contact hours.
Conference Dates/Time:
  • Oct 21, 2016 (8:00 AM – 5:30 PM)
  • Oct 22, 2016 (8:00 AM – 5:30 PM)
  • Onsite Registration on both days: (7:15 – 10:00 AM)
Select one option listed: Early Bird Registration
Ends Sept 30th
Regular Registration
Oct 1st – Oct 15th
Late Reg Fee $15
Oct 16th – Onsite
Non Members
Retired Members
*Nursing students working towards their first nursing license.
Gala Night Dinner (Oct 22nd) 6-10 PM: Guest tickets can be purchased for $55.00 per person.
Meals & Special Requests: Please check the box(s) for vegetarian meals:
Please specify any special or ADA dietary needs:
Cancellations, Refund & Return Check Policy: Cancellations on or before July 31, 2016 will be refunded the full amount after deduction of $50.00 for processing fee. Cancellations from August 1 to October 7, 2016 will be refunded 50% of the paid amount. There will be no refunds after October 7, 2016. All returned checks will incur a fee of $35.00.
Hotel Accommodation: Clarion Inn, 933 S. Riverside Drive, Elmhurst, IL 60126. (630)279-0700. All registrants are expected to book the hotel directly. Mention the NAINA conference while booking for reduced rate of $99.00 per night. Do not send payments for accommodations to NAINA. Deadline for NAINA rate: September 21, 2016

TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED (Please Make Check Payable to NAINA): $ 
Mail registration form along with payment to: NAINA, Mary Xavier, PO Box 2456, Northlake, IL 60164-2583

Signature of the Prospective Member

Demographic Survey

Age Range
Name of Basic Nursing School Education (Specify Country):
Basic Degree Received:
Year Graduated from Basic Nursing School (Example: 1995):
Highest Educational Attainment
Currently Enrolled in Higher Education:
Work Status
State Licensed to Practice
National Certification
Nursing Salary per Year
Total years of nursing experience
Advanced Practice Nurses
Area of Nursing Focus/ Specialty

For questions about registration please contact the registration committee chairs and/or program conveners below:
Mary Jose BSN, RN, CCDS
Registration Chair – NAINA
(678) 357 - 6433

Mary Regina Xavier, MSN, RN
Registration Chair – INAI
(630) 887 - 6663

Archana Philip, BSN, RN
Reg Committee Member – NAINA
(646) 496 - 7519

Chinnamma Philip, BS, RN
Reg Committee Member – NAINA
(847) 372 - 8535

Sara Gabriel, MSN, MBA, RN
President – NAINA
(773) 793 - 4879

Mercy Kuriakose, MSN, RN
President – NAINA
(773) 865 - 2456

Hosted by - Indian Nurses Association of Illinois – INAI


Name of NAINA Registrar
Registration Fee:



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