Welcome to IANANT!
From the desk of the President
MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, OCN
Dear IANANT family,
I am extremely honored and humbled to assume the role of the next IANANT president for the year 2023-24. I heartfully thank you for your confidence in me to take this responsibility and I am looking forward to working with you all for the upcoming term.
A group of great visionary leaders established IANANT to be the voice of nurses of Indian origin in the United States way back in 1995. The leadership hence ensured that the organization grew to greater heights through education, community involvement, and outreach. We have a shared vision to keep IANANT as an organization for all professional nurses and nursing students of Indian origin/heritage that creates a community of excellence in nursing practice and healthcare through networking and collaboration.
Indian American Nurses Association of North Texas (IANANT) expresses its shock and grief over the unexpected tragedy that caused the loss of our nursing colleagues at Methodist Dallas Hospital. The entire IANANT family grieves this loss, and we extend our condolences and prayers to the families of the victims and to the entire Methodist family.
IANANT stands in solidarity with the nurses at Methodist health systems and we strongly urge the legislators to make nurses and health care workers safety a priority.
Workplace violence has been steadily on the rise since the pandemic. A recent Press Ganey report showed that, on average, two nurses were assaulted every hour in the second quarter of 2022 which translates to about 57 assaults per day across the U.S. Therefore, legislators need to prioritize caregiver safety and set the expectation that violence on the job it’s not acceptable.
At this time the entire Indian American Nursing community in Texas stand together with our colleagues in Dallas offering our unwavering support.