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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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. 

Deadline Extended until February 28 -Okura Foundation Seeking Mentors and Fellow Mentees

Through a grant funded by the Okura Foundation we are seeking mentors and fellows (mentees) for members who have experience in psych-mental health nursing. If you are interested click here to view and download the criteria for more details.All completed applications should be forwarded to Dr. Elizabeth Gonzalez by February 28, 2014.


Thank you.


The Okura Foundation Co-Directors

Jillian Inouye
Elizabeth Gonzalez
Merle Kataoka-Yahiro
Patricia Alpert

Deadline to Submit Abstract Has Been Extended

PLEASE NOTE: the date for submitting an abstract for the 2014 annual AAPINA conference has been extended to December 16th. Please consider submitting an abstract for the exciting upcoming conference.

2014 AAPINA Scholarship Committee Seeking Applicants for Scholarship Awards

The Scholarship Committee is seek applicants for scholarship awards. Click here to view and download the guideline for applying and the application form. If you are interested in applying please complete the application form and return it to Dr. Jennie De Gagne (contact information is on the application form).


Newsletter 2013 Fall Issue is now released

Click here to read the Fall 2013 AAPINA Newsletter. On behalf of the AAPINA newsletter team, we would like to thank all the contributors to this issue for their involvement and support. We hope you'll enjoy reading over the holiday break. If there are things that you would like to see included in this newsletter, please contact us at We would be happy to hear your thoughts and ideas!

SAVE THE DATE! AAPINA's 11th Annual Conference

Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association’s 11th Annual Conference

Vulnerable Population: Implications for research, practice and education
March 28th (Friday) – 29th (Saturday), 2014
SAN DIEGO (Holiday Inn San Diego North Miramar)

Deadline for abstract submission December 2nd (Monday), 2013, 5 p.m. (PST)

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