New Mexico Native American
Indian Nurses Association

An organization dedicated to the enablement of Native American Nurses

The New Mexico Native American Indian Nurses Association was incorporated on June 24, 1986. Membership is opened specifically to Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses, students enrolled in Nursing Programs and interested Associate members.

Paid Membership

American Indian person who is a Registered Or Practical/Vocational Nurse.

Associate Membership

Persons who support the goals of the New Mexico Native American Indian Nurses Association, Inc.

Student Membership

Students of American Indian decent enrolled in a Nursing program and/or related health field.




NMNAINA Nursing Student Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 15, 2021 [extended]

This Spring, NMNAINA will be awarding 10 scholarships to Native American Nursing students at $2000.00 per scholarship. Made possible by a grant from the New Mexico Board of Nursing.

Deadline to submit a completed scholarship application and support material is now March 15, 2021.

For questions or for more information, please contact:

2021 Meeting Dates

Due to COVID-19, all meetings by virtual, until further notice.

Zoom link notification to meetings will be sent out via email.

All meetings are 10 AM to 12 PM Mountain time.

  • January 16, 2021
  • January 23, 2021
  • February 13, 2021
  • March 13, 2021
  • April 10, 2021
  • May 8, 2021
  • June 12, 2021
  • August 14, 2021
  • September 11, 2021
  • October 9, 2021
  • November 13, 2021
  • December 11, 2021

*Bold events are General Membership designated and open to the public.

For information on future meetings, please contact:

Contact Information

New Mexico Native American Indian Nurses Association
P.O. Box 26674, Albuquerque, NM 87125

Organization Officers

  • Erma Marbut – President
  • Lucretia Jones – Vice President
  • Arlene Loy – Secretary
  • Dee Billops – Treasurer

Board Members

  • Fran A’Hern Smith – Board Member
  • Carletta Badoni – Board Member
  • Venita Lucero – Board Member