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Empowering Nurses For A Better tomorrow!

Arizona Indian Nurses Association (AZINA) is a professional organization under the rules and regulations of nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations in the State of Arizona of the United States of America. The purpose of this organization is to serve as a professional body and resource for all Licensed Professional Nurses and Nursing Students of Indian origin and heritage residing in Arizona, USA regardless of actual or perceived social status, practice, age, sex, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, or financial status.


Elizabeth Sunil Sam

From the Desk of the President

It is my honor and privilege to serve you as the Second President of AZINA, the foremost organization for all professional nurses of Asian Indian heritage in Arizona. In the middle of the pandemic of COVID19, we felt the need for an organization for more than ever. So, a group of determined nurses came together and through their tireless effort AZINA was born in the year of Nurse 2020. AZINA is blessed with almost 140 members currently and it serves as the state chapter under the umbrella of National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA). To all our members from AZINA, thank you for being part of this great association, you are the strength of AZINA.



AZINA is an organization for all nurses and nursing students of Indian origin/heritage, who currently reside in Arizona, to create a community of excellence in nursing through professional development and networking


To promote professional excellence in nursing practice and healthcare through the empowerment and renewal of professional and cultural identity of all nurses and nursing students of Indian origin/heritage, in order to optimize their contribution to the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.


As an organization of professional nurses and nursing students of Indian origin/heritage, we are committed to:

  • Caring, compassion, ethical values, and exceptional healthcare practices
  • Client-centered helping relationships and advocacy
  • Accountability and responsibility for evidence-based practice
  • Continuous personal and professional development of self and others
  • Collaboration and innovation