NAINA AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Learn About NAINA Awards & Scholarships

NAINA offers many awards & scholarships to eligible candidates during our Biennial Leadership Conference.  Awards and Scholarship applications will open in 2024.  This page will be updated with more details in 2024.

If you would like learn more about our Awards and would like to partner with us to offer an award, please contact us to discuss this further to learn how you will be able to help NAINA.  Please send an email to Vidya Kanagaraj at: nainaawardsandscholarhip@gmail.com, with your contact information.  Vidya will get in touch with you.  We sincerely appreciate your support!

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Awards Recipients 2022

Suja Thomas
Nurses Administrator Award

Sandra Emmanuel
Nurse Faculty Academia & Nurse Educator Award

Sosamma Andrews
Nightingale Award

Anju Madathikudiyil
Registered Nurse Bedside Excellence Award

Solymole Kuruvilla
Founders Legacy of Caring Award

Esther Devadoss
Dr. Omana Simon Research Scholarship Award

Molly Jacob
Advance Practice Registered Nurses Award

Scholarship Recipients 2022

Roshini Manacheril
Undergraduate Nursing Student Award USA

Ashley Anthony
Undergraduate Nursing Student Award USA

Minnu Benny
Undergraduate Nursing Student Award USA

Jennifer
Undergraduate Nursing Student Award India

Manna Jose
Undergraduate Nursing Student Award India

Byamini
Undergraduate Nursing Student Award India

Neetu
Undergraduate Nursing Student Award India

Sona Rose
Undergraduate Nursing Student Award India

Isabella Benedict
Undergraduate Nursing Student Award India

NAINA SCHOLARSHIPS

UNDERGRADUATE INDIAN NURSING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA) wants to help remove financial barriers and promote nursing education by providing financial assistance of $500 each to 5 students from India during the 9th NAINA Biennial Conference to be held in 2024.

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR NURSES IN USA

National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA) grants $500.00 scholarship to 3 eligible Undergraduate or Associate degree nursing student and a $1000 to 1 Graduate, Postgraduate or Doctoral student of Indian heritage from United States during the 9th NAINA Biennial Conference to be held in 2024.

NAINA AWARDS

NIGHTINGALE AWARD

National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA) will be presenting awards at the 9th Biennial Conference to be held in 2024. 

Nurse Excellence Awards

National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA) will be presenting awards at the 9th Biennial Conference to be held in 2024. There are several categories in this award.

NAINA FOUNDERS’ LEGACY OF CARING AWARD

National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA) will be presenting awards at the 9th Biennial Conference to be held in 2024. 

LEGACY OF CARING AWARD

Purpose: The purpose of the Legacy of Caring Award is to honor an outstanding nurse who exemplifies caring by making a significant impact in nursing and/or the nursing professional organization. Such a nurse demonstrates patient advocacy, creativity, compassion and leadership in nursing practice by doing what must be done in order to improve the life of an individual patient, organization or community.

Award Criteria: The Legacy of Caring award recipient is someone who has gone above and beyond his/her role as a nurse leader, health care provider and/or a community member. Such a person must meet the following criteria:

Must be a current and active NAINA member who has worked towards the achievement of NAINA’s mission, vision and values.

Must have been a Registered Nurse for at least 10 years in the US.

Demonstrates commitment to the profession of nursing by making a significant impact on the mental, physical or spiritual well-being of a patient, patient’s family, organization NAINA and/or community. Examples of such an impact may include acts that exemplify caring and compassion, patient advocacy, evidence-based nursing practice and/ or service within a specific community or nursing organization with the effect of improving outcomes within that community or organization.

NURSE EXCELLENCE AWARDS & NIGHTINGALE AWARD

Purpose:  The purpose of Nursing Excellence Award is to recognize the outstanding and deserving nurses who participate in the advancement and practice of nursing. This include (1) Clinical Practice Staff RN and (2) Clinical Practice-Advance Practice RN/Nurse Educator/Administrator and (3) Nightingale Award.

1) Clinical practice staff Registered Nurse

  • A Registered Nurse who holds an undergraduate degree (associate, baccalaureate, or a diploma)
  • Currently practicing as staff nurse
  • A minimum 2 years of experience
  • Specialty certification preferred but not required
  • Active involvement in at least one council at work

2) Advance practice RN (NP, CNM, CRNA, CNS) /Nurse educator/Administrator/ Researcher

  • Currently practicing in one of the above titles
  • Must have a master’s degree, preferably in a Nursing specialty
  • Minimum 1-year experience in the specialty
  • Certification not required, but preferred
  • Active involvement in at least one council at work.
  • Community service will be considered

3) Nightingale Award

Nightingale award will be given to a current NAINA member who has the greatest number of years of service in nursing.

Any questions?

Please contact: Vidya Kanagaraj, MSN, RN
Awards/Scholarship Chair
nainaawardsandscholarhip@gmail.com

Past Awards & Scholarships