From the desk of the President
It is my honor and privilege to serve as the President of the Indian American Nurses Association of North Texas (IANANT). I stand on the shoulders of great visionaries who have brought this organization to its present level. At this time, I want to acknowledge the founding members of IANANT; a group of nurses of Indian heritage who came together and established themselves as a voice to be heard and force to be reckoned with.
Indian American Nurses Association of North Texas (IANANT) was established in 1995 as a nonprofit organization for being the collective voice of nurses of Indian origin in North Texas. Our founding members and other visionary leaders worked hard to stay focused on its mission and vision. They ensured that the organization sustain financial stability over the years, initiated various activities including educational offerings, educational conferences, and extended scholarship assistance to financially challenged nursing students in the US and India.
As the incoming President, I would like to align our goals with that of our parent organization, National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA): Communication Advocacy Research, Education, Storytelling (C.A.R.E.S). In the next two years IANANT will focus on 3 key elements: Communication, Education, Service.
Communication – Improve communication and ensure transparency between the organization and its members. Our goal is to increase our visibility and membership and seek new opportunities to improve credibility and visibility within the community. and build a strong network with the communities around us. I urge and encourage each existing IANANT member to bring in nurses of Indian origin and heritage to join this organization.
Education for the professional development of the nurses. IANANT will emphasize on providing educational programs for all nursing categories led by the Professional development and APRN committees. IANANT plans to conduct webinars, and workshops providing contact hours. We will do our best to nurture and develop the educational talents of our nurses by providing professional and personal development opportunities.
Community Service as a venue to network and pay it forward to the communities around us. IANANT will join hands and partner with local organizations in providing for the health care needs of the community.
I take this opportunity to thank my executive team for their support in upholding the mission and vision of the organization to achieve the objectives of IANANT. I appeal to all the IANANT members to take an active role in the organization in the coming years. I also welcome your creative and innovative ideas and suggestions for the upliftment of this organization.
So let us Plan Ahead and Prayerfully Accomplish our Purpose as individuals and collectively as an organization. We have to Attempt great Things to Expect Great Returns. Together we can raise IANANT to a higher level in the coming years.
Reene John, RN, MSN, OCN, CMSRN