IANA-NC is the organization for all nurses and nursing students of Indian origin/heritage who currently reside in North Carolina that creates a community of excellence in nursing through professional development and networking.
To promote professional excellence in nursing practice and healthcare through the empowerment and renewal of professional and cultural identity of all nurses and nursing students of Indian origin/heritage, and to optimize their contribution to the health and well being of individuals, families, and communities.
IANA-NC shares the goals of NAINA, the parent organization which are as follows:-
- To access and identify nursing care for healthcare consumers especially ethnic minority and socially, spiritually and economically under-served populations for the provision of optimum quality nursing care by acting as wellness advocates.
- To act as a change agent in aligning existing institutions and/or to help to establish institutions to suit the health needs of ethnic minorities and socially, spiritually and economically under-served populations.
- To provide health awareness to community groups in ethnic minority and socially, spiritually and economically under- served communities.
- To provide nurses and health professionals as volunteers to assist in health screening programs and to provide health information.
- To provide access to information to ethnic minorities and those who reside in socially, spiritually, and economically under-served populations and are interested in careers in nursing and health care.
- To conduct, analyze and publish information to increase knowledge and awareness of the health care needs of ethnic minorities.
- To assist in providing tutoring to pre-licensure nursing students.
- To monitor the utilization and placement of ethnic minority nurses by hospitals, agencies, schools, businesses and facilities employing nurses.
- To participate in conferences, workshops, seminars and forums to increase the health knowledge of ethnic minorities and socially, spiritually and economically under-served populations.
- To present seminars, workshops, and forums on health and nursing programs for members of the community, especially ethnic minority communities and socially, spiritually and economically under-served communities.
- To collaborate with various ethnic minority populations to provide needed health and community services when a health crisis exists.
- To provide volunteers as health speakers and volunteers on health issues for organizations in ethnic minority and socially, spiritually and economically under-served communities.
Benefits of Membership:
- Promote nursing profession and professional involvement : Attend IANA and NAINA conferences and other events.
- Networking and mentoring opportunities.
- Member prices and discounts – GCU provides 15% discount for tuition for members and family.
- Opportunities for professional development and enhancement of leadership skills - local and national positions of leadership in standing committees and sub-committees.
- Opportunities to give podium and poster presentations/ to publish articles.
- Learn ethnic specific health risk and educate self, family and Indian / US communities regarding those specific risks and help decrease the healthcare disparities.
- Personal satisfaction – being a beneficial professional in the association, profession, and in the community.