Indian America Nurses Association of Albany is a non-profit organization under the rules and regulations of non-profit organizations in the country of United States of America.
The purpose of this organization is to serve as a professional body and resource for all Licensed Professional Nurses and Nursing Students of Indian origin and heritage in USA regardless of actual or perceived social status, practice, age, sex, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, or financial status. It is recognized that the Officers of the Organization and Membership have the responsibility to conduct its business cooperatively upholding the nursing professional and ethical standards towards achieving the established mission and goals of this organization.
Indian American Nurses Association of Albany is the state chapter for National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA). The members hereby organize themselves into National Association of Indian Nurses of America in conformity with these bylaws.
As an organization of professional nurses and nursing students of Indian origin/heritage, we are committed to:
- Caring, compassion, ethical values, and exceptional healthcare practices
- Client-centered helping relationships and advocacy
- Accountability and responsibility for evidence-based practice
- Continuous personal and professional development of self and others
- Collaboration and innovation
- 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 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 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.