From the desk of the President

Munira Wells, PhD, RN

Greetings from AAIN-NJ2 and happy holidays.  We have had an exciting and eventful year with many activities and accolades for our members.  Thanks to our hardworking board members we have been able to host multiple webinars, an in-person educational seminar, a summer picnic and health fair, a wonderful nurses’ day celebration, an end-of-year holiday party, APN week celebration, and much more!  As your president, I have had the honor of representing AAIN-NJ2 in Washington DC at ANA Hill Day with our advisory board members and at the Trenton State House with the NJSNA team.  AAIN-NJ2 was invited to attend the India Day parade in Edison, and the Chandra-Yaan 3 celebration.  We have increased our visibility by attending events hosted by other professional organizations (the Middlesex Regional Black Nurses Association and Rutgers School of Nursing Alumni Association to name a couple) and by actively supporting and assisting with NAINA’s Leadership conference.  We have participated in a variety of charitable giving endeavors, in New Jersey and India. Our nurses serve on local, regional, national, and even international boards!  Our nurse scientists, scholars, and leaders have added to the body of nursing knowledge through excellent presentations and scholarly publications.  The efforts of our AAIN-NJ2 nurses have been recognized with kudos, honors, and awards.  We are energized, engaged, and ready to provide guidance and mentorship to all our members.  So, as this year comes to an end, I remind all of you to

·      Ensure your membership is active

·      Check out our Save the Date flyer for upcoming events

·      Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

·      Reach out and let us know how you would like to grow with us


Most of all, I thank all of you for your support and participation in 2023 and look forward to even more success in 2024.  Stay warm. Stay healthy.  Stay energized.

Best wishes from our family to yours,

Munira Wells, PhD, RN

President, AAIN NJ2