Saturday, November 5, 2022
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
University of Houston, Sugar Land

Theme: Excel, Empower, Educate

Contact hours: 3.5


Indian American Nurses Association of Greater Houston (IANAGH) celebrated the educational seminar and APRN week 2022 on November 5th at the University of Houston Sugar Land. This year’s theme was “Excel, Empower, Educate”. The Keynote speaker was Dr. Kathryn M Tart -Humana Endowed Dean’s Chair in Nursing, University of Houston, College of Nursing. She emphasized the need for more nursing graduates and nurses to get higher education to meet the need of our community.

We had an educational seminar that provided 3.5 continuous education hours. There were 10 great speakers who were experts in their areas of practice and the topics were excellent with different areas of focus. Dr. Susan Varghese, Mrs. Geena Arackal, and Mrs. Bindu Varghese moderated the educational seminar

We celebrated the APRN week with a Presidential speech by Dr. Elsy John, Felicitation by Dr. Shiny Varghese, and a dance performance by Dr. Alice Saji and the team. Mrs. Anita Joseph was the MC for the celebration part. The program was concluded with the reflection by APRN chair Dr. Alice Saji.

APRN Celebration week committee members worked hard to make this event successful event, especially Dr. Elsy John (current President), Mrs. Brigit Mathew (Executive vice president) Mrs. Accamma Kallel (advisory board chair), Mrs. Sheela Mathew (award & Scholarship committee chair), and Mrs. Gini Babu (treasurer), Mrs. Geena Arackal, Dr. Susan Varghese (APRN committee members. Mrs. Anila Sandeep (website/communication chair) coordinated the Web page, advertisement, communication, and online registration. Their hard work and dedication to IANAG are really appreciated.

Finally, our program would have not been successful without the support of our attendees and sponsors. We are grateful to our supporters and attendees.

Nurse practitioners’ week celebrate annually in the second week of November to recognize this incredible group of healthcare providers and to increase awareness of their powerful role in ensuring general health and wellbeing. Indian American Nurses Association of Greater Houston (IANAGH) formulated Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) forum in 2018 with the goal of uniting all the APRNs of Indian origin of the Gulf Cost under the leadership of the National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA). IANAGH celebrates APRN week every year to recognize and promote Indian-origin nurse practitioners. This year our theme is “excel, empower, educate”. We are celebrating 2022 APRN week on November 5th with an education seminar that provides 3.5 hours of continuous education and a celebration after that with a cultural program. This year our keynote speaker is Dr. Kathryn Tart.