From the desk of the President

Uma Venugopal

Dear AAIN-NJ2 Family,

Greetings to all members of AAIN-NJ2!!! 

Happy Nurses Day 2022!!!!

Thank you for serving the community every day and night 24/7 starting from the bedside to board room regardless of the role you play. I take pride in serving and leading the wonderful nurses here in New Jersey. Thank you for your compassion, dedication and commitment.

As we celebrate Nurses Day globally on March 12, “the International Council of Nurses (ICN) has announced the new theme for International Nurses Day (IND) 2022: Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in nursing and respect rights to secure global health, focusing on the need to protect, support and invest in the nursing profession to strengthen health systems around the world” (ICN, 2022).

As Nurses, we are at the frontlines starting from birth to death going through the struggles of our patients and families providing patient and family centered holistic care.

Let us join together build resilience and strengthen our workforce for a better tomorrow. Be the voice by engaging, educating and empowering ourselves.

Stay well and safe by prioritizing self-care. You are the number one priority!!!!!

Thank you!!!

Uma Venugopal MSN, RN, CCRN-K 

AAIN-NJ2 President 




Congratulations to Dr. Lydia Albuquerque
NAINA President 2021-22

Our Founding President and Current Advisory Board of AAIN-NJ2

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.