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Membership Benefits

Membership benefits include following:

  • Membership to SAINA makes you a member of the National American Indian Nurses Association (NAINA) also.
  • Meet with other nurses of Indian descent at professional and cultural events.
  • Connect with fellow advanced practice nurses through SAINA’s recently formed APRN Forum.
  • Professional and leadership development: Participate in the governance of the association. Hold positions of leadership in local and national committees and subcommittees.
  • Be represented by SAINA & NAINA, at other local, state, national and international organizations
  • Find a mentor or be a mentor!
  • Receive discounts on events and educational opportunities: A 10%-15% discount for SAINA/NAINA members and family members to Grand Canyon, Walden,  and up to 30% for Chamberlain University
  • Have FREE member-only access to RIghtNOW media: A member only site for leadership, professional and spiritual development ($200 Value)
  • Participate in annual fundraisers to generate funds for the community.
  • Scholarship: NAINA grants a $300.00 scholarship to an eligible undergraduate or associate degree nursing student of Indian heritage from the United States, and $500 for research. SAINA grants several $500 to $1000 scholarship for eligible members.
  • Volunteer for health events in the community.
  • Free CE: ANCC accredited free CE credits for APRN and RN.
  • Career development: Coaching and mentorship by the Governing board of SAINA.
  • Discounts from our partner businesses: Local business discounts.
  • Fun activities for the family: Participate in cultural nights, talent shows, and family picnic with other local organizations.
  • Newsletter:  A free subscription to our newsletter which will keep you informed of chapter events and other nursing-related topics.
  • Representation: SAINA and NAINA will be the official voice for Indian nurse in America for professional nursing issues and concerns.
  • Certification and certification study groups: FREE certification training to members only.
  • Addressing local priorities: Providing need based programs for South Asian Communities.
  • Nomination in local, regional and state level awards for members only.
  • Reference for Job and school by the executive board of SAINA.
  • Coverage in social media and various news outlets.
  • Doctoral advisory help for DNP/Ph.D students.
  • Scholarly articles in peer reviewed journals.

"Executive Board"

SAINA (San Antonio Indian Nurses Association)

9926 Ramblin River Drive.

San Antonio Texas 78251

www.sainausa.com

sainausa@sainausa.com

Executive Board Members

President                                       - Missam Merchant MBA RN. (210-853-6127)

Executive VP/ President-Elect       - Regina Karakkatt

Vice-president                                - Preeti Khanna

Secretary                                       - Amy Thomas

Treasurer                                       - Alfin Milton

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