Have you received a higher degree, scholarship, Daisy award, or any other recognition in your Nursing Professional career, we will recognize you, send us your picture and your certificate to: aainnj2secretary@gmail.com.

  • You should be a member of AAIN-NJ2 to be recognized.


Congratulations to Grace Samuel

Mrs. Grace Samuel currently serves as the Membership co-chair for AAIN-NJ2 for the term 2021-2022 and has been involved with the organization for the past 5 years.

Mrs. Samuel has been an APN for the past 9 years working with the Visiting Physician Services making house calls to homebound patients. She got her Associates Degree in nursing from Union County College and Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center School of Nursing and received BSN from Thomas Edison State University. She received Masters in Nursing as Family Nurse Practitioner from Felician University.  She has more than 25 years of nursing experience working in the nephrology unit, Telemetry, Critical Care and Express Admissions.  Prior to being a Registered Nurse she worked as an EKG technician while in school for Nursing.

Mrs. Samuel was the recipient of The Spirit of the Heart Award in recognition of her positive spirit, commitment to excellence and compassionate care in 2019 from the Visiting Physician Services. Mrs. Samuel is married and has two children. Her older son is 24 and is on the Autism Spectrum. Her daughter is 19yrs and currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree from The College of New Jersey majoring in Biology. Mrs. Samuel is very active in her church as she serves as a Sunday school teacher.  She is also the Ladies coordinator for the National Conference to be held in Oklahoma in 2022.

Congratulations to Umamaheswari Venugopal & Sandra Emmanuel

The Institute for Nursing ( IFN) was founded in 1988 as the charitable affiliate of the New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA). The purpose was to have a mechanism to receive contributions to provide scholarships, research grants, and to increase education programs. The Institute complements the work of NJSNA, the largest nursing organization in the state, by raising funds and developing and managing grants to support advances in research, education, and clinical practice.

This year IFN celebrated nurses on 4/8/2021. Congratulations to Umamaheswari Venugopal & Sandra Emmanuel for receiving awards and recognition in the administration and education category. Umamaheswari Venugopal currently works as an administrative supervisor at Saint Peter’s University hospital, NewBrunswick, New Jersey and an adjunct faculty at William Paterson University. Uma is the current President of American Association of Indian Nurses, New Jersey Chapter 2. Sandra Emmanuel has over three decades of experience as an education specialist and currently works at Hackensack University hospital. Sandra is the Education and Professional development committee chair & Lead Nurse planner for NAINA.
Uma and Sandra serve on the Governing Board of NAINA . Thank you for your service and congratulations once again.

Congratulations to Rashmi Aggarwal
Seven Indian Women Honored

Seven Indian Pioneering women honored on occasion of International Women’s day.  AAIN-NJ2 is proud to announce Rashmi Aggarwal, MSN, APN as an honoree on the occasion of  …Click here to Read More and comment

Premilla Mendonca
MSN 2015
Rutgers University

Felce Cabral
MSN 2015
Rutgers University

Dr. Soffy Vilson
DNP 2015
Monmouth University

Dr. Rachel Koshy
DNP 2014
William Patterson University

Dr. Munira Wells
Phd 2013
Seton Hall University