From the desk of the President

Lydia Albuquerque
President 2021-22

Dear NAINA family,
As we come to the end of 2021, I have taken some time to reflect on what we have achieved as a minority organization in the past 15 years. It gives me immense JOY to reflect on the countless blessings we have received. I am grateful to serve as your President, helping NAINA grow as we continue to uphold the vision and mission of the organization. 

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Lydia Albuquerque

American Academy of Nursing announces its class of 2022 New Fellows

Congratulation to our new fellows announced by the American Academy of Nursing.  This year Lydia Albuquerque, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FNAP, President of NAINA / Assistant Professor William Paterson University, NJ, and Rose Mary Xavier, Ph.D., RN, PMHNP-BC, Assistant Professor, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and APN committee chair of Indian American Nurses Association of North Carolina (IANA NC), will be inducted on October 27-29, 2022, in Washington, DC. NAINA proudly celebrates the achievement of our two fellows into the American Academy of nursing.

Please visit the FAAN website for more details

Rose Mary Xavier


Friday, October 7, 2022 ~ 3 PM – 10.30 PM
Saturday, October 8, 2022 ~ 8 AM – 4.30 PM
Gala Night: Saturday, October 8, 2022 ~ 6.30 PM – 10.30 PM

Crowne Plaza Edison, 2055 Lincoln Hwy, Edison, NJ 08817

Hosted by American Association of Indian Nurses New Jersey Chapter 2






Congratulations to Sara Gabriel

Congratulations to Sara Gabriel, MSN, RN, MBA  first President of the National Association of Indian Nurses of America. Sara Gabriel is recognized by the Nurse You should know Project. Click on the link below to read her story, you will be inspired. Click here to read full story

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Congratulations to Dr. Solymole Kuruvilla

Congratulations to Dr. Solymole Kuruvilla for receiving the Lifetime achievement award from the Nursing Scholar Society. This award is presented for distinguished service provided with dedication in the areas of nursing education, practice administration and research. Dr Solymole Kuruvilla was also inducted in the NSS hall of Fame for her...

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Congratulations to Grace Samuel

Mrs. Grace Samuel currently serves as the Membership co-chair for AAIN-NJ2 for the term 2021-2022 and has been involved with the organization for the past 5 years. Mrs. Samuel has been an APN for the past 9 years working with the Visiting Physician Services making house calls to homebound patients....

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NAINA JOINS The DAISY Community of Supportive Associations

On behalf of The DAISY Foundation™, we ask the National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA) to join The DAISY Community of Supportive Associations. The DAISY Foundation is the leading international organization for nursing recognition. Through collaborations with professional healthcare organizations such as NAINA, we hope to benefit the nursing profession overall. Through our combined networks, we can share our message on the value of celebrating compassionate and extraordinary nursing care through meaningful recognition.

Dear NAINA nurses,
NAINA has collaborated with Sigma Nursing. Sigma Nursing has partnered with Johnson & Johnson Foundation on a study to bring free leadership and nursing courses to frontline clinical nurses. Need help navigating difficult situations, collaborating with peers, or advocating for change in the workplace? Apply for the Nurse Empowerment Program and learn about the important challenges and opportunities that early career nurses experience.

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.