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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

Previous President Message

Solymole Kuruvilla, PhD, ACNP, BC, SAFE
President, NAINA January 2011

Dear NAINA family and potential members,

2011 New Year greetings to you all! I would like to thank you for the opportunity and honor of being the president of NAINA for the next two years. I am thrilled to serve this incredible association and its extraordinary members. NAINA has made a lot of progress since its inception in 2006.

It is always relatively easier to lead an organization that is flourishing. Much of the credit for the growth and development of NAINA needs to go to Dr. Omana Simon, the immediate past president and her extraordinary leadership team as well as Mrs. Sara Gabriel, the first president of NAINA and her team. The founders of NAINA - Aney Paul, Sara Gabriel, Aleyamma Samuel, Ammal Bernard, Ann Varghese, Mary Thomas, and Marykutty Kuriakose deserve much appreciation, undoubtedly. The financial situation of NAINA is much healthier today than it was before and membership has grown. The well coveted and recently obtained 501 c (3) status is a major mile stone.

NAINA will continue to grow and develop with the support of its committed leadership, members, and chapters. We are looking forward to build on the strengths of this association. Together with the new executive committee and the members of the new governing body we will continue to move forward, striving for excellence in every endeavor we undertake.

As with any established organizations, we have some challenges ahead: getting our members involved and serving them, recruiting new members, establishing new chapters, and much more! Along with meeting these challenges for years 2011 and 2012, to include to the goals are: improving communication, designating responsibility fairly, and getting a pool of mentors to shadow others as needed. I encourage you to reach out, to contribute, to volunteer, and to get involved. In order to rise to the challenge we must embrace and accept one another, break down any barriers, and work together.

If you have any suggestions or questions, please feel free to contact me. Your voice is important to me, as it is to all of NAINA and we can't do this without you. I wish to acknowledge my respect and heart-felt gratitude to the previous executive committees and boards for all the good work they have done to have NAINA in its present situation!

On behalf of NAINA executive board I wish you all a prosperous and successful year. Trusting completely in the Almighty God and seeking your full support,

Solymole Kuruvilla, PhD, ACNP, BC

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