Affiliation to National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA)

NCEMNA is a unified force advocating for equity and justice in nursing and health care for ethnic minority populations.  The Asian American / Pacific Islander Nurses is a proud affiliate of NCEMNA.


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Reminder to Submit Abstracts for 2015 Nursing Conference

Reminder to submit your abstracts for podium, poster, or symposia presentations for the 2015 Nursing Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Click here for more details. Deadline to submit the abstract is November 16. Top 10 selected abstracts will be invited to submit full article for consideration to be published in the Asian Pacific Island Nursing Journal (APN)

Call for Abstract - 12th Annual AAPINA Conference (March 27 - 28, Las Vegas, NV)

Next Year's theme is "Protecting the Health of Diverse and Vulnerable Communities: Self and Symptom Management." Deadline to submit abstract is on Sunday, November 16, 2014, 5 pm (PST). Click here to download and view  the instructions for the abstract format. Abstracts should be submitted to Nada Lukkahatai, Ph D, RN, chair of the Abstract Committee be careful to follow the instru

Online Payments Now Accepted

Online payment (via PayPal) is now being accepted when applying or renewing memberships, and for registering for the upcoming conferences.

AAPINA's First Digital Photo Contest

Show off your photography skills during AAPINA's 11th annual conference! First prize winner will receive a conference reduction rate worth $50.00. The second prize winner will receive a $30.00 conference reduction rate and the third prize winner will receive a $20.00 conference reduction rate. All photos, consent, and permission must be submitted via email to

Poster Presentations for the 11th Annual AAPINA Nursing Conference

For those doing poster presentations at our 11th Annual AAPINA Nursing Conference, please format your posters to fit a 36"x48" poster board. Mahalo!

2014 AAPINA Scholarship Notice

The Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA) is pleased to award $1,000 to one of its members pursuing an undergraduate or a graduate nursing degree. The purpose of this scholarship is to support nursing education for AAPINA members and thus enhance the contribution of our membership in achieving AAPINA’s core mission. For more information on eligibility requirements, application procedures and selection criteria, click here to view and download the flyer and application form.

“Yu (Philip) Xu Mentoring Award”

AAPINA is pleased to announce its annual "Yu (Philip) Xu Mentoring Award" to a current active member of AAPINA. This is an annual award given to one deserving AAPINA member at the AAPINA annual conference. The awardee will initially receive a $500 check and a certificate. For more information on the award guidelines, selection criteria and how to apply, click here to view and download the flyer. Deadline to submit the application is on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

11th AAPINA Annual Conference Registration Form and Brochure

Register for the 11th AAPINA Annual Conference. Vulnerable Populations: Implications for Research, Practice and Education. The dates are March 27 - 29, 2014 to be held at Holiday Inn San Diego Miramar, San Diego, CA. Click here to register, view and download the brochure for more information. 

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