Pennsylvania Indian American Nurses' Organization

Pennsylvania Indian American Nurses' Organization

Presidential Address

Presidentcial Address
Dear PIANO Members,

Dear PIANO members, Welcome to the term of 2023- 24! Thank you for choosing me to serve as the President of the Pennsylvania Indian American Nurses Organization (PIANO) from 2023 - 2024. It is an honor and privilege to be the leader of such a distinguished organization. PIANO was established in 2006 and is a powerful organization made up of talented and dedicated nurses from various institutions and educational backgrounds. We are united by our shared Indian background and our ambition for professional success, which honors not only our native countries but also our profession, families and most importantly ourselves. Our values are caring, advocacy, professional development and innovation. Our mission is to uphold the positive image and talents of the members by promoting professional excellence in healthcare and within the community. The effectiveness of leadership and teamwork directly affects our organization’s capacity to fulfill its mission. The COVID-19 pandemic is still having an impact on our neighborhood. Our goal is to strengthen the community and our nursing profession.

The PIANO education team works to improve the quality of life in the community by promoting and teaching a healthy lifestyle. Webinars and in person classroom education are other sources for our professionals to gain knowledge. Our success is based on our commitment to compassion, communication, and cooperation. Our members represent a wide range of social, cultural, and generational diversity and bring their talents and expertise to the organization. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our members, and governing body who continue to impact positive change within the community and our profession. Thank you, once again, for allowing me the privilege of serving you. I look forward to meeting all of you at our upcoming meetings and events.

Best regards,

Sara Ipe RN, MSN
President of PIANO

What can We Do


Continuing Education

Through NAINA (accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the ANCC’s Commission on Accreditation) and its affiliated chapters.

Awards and Certifications

Offers certification classes and could facilitate award including Daisy award nominations through NAINA.

Mentorship and Preceptorship

Diverse membership pool to mentor our young professionals.

Tuition Benefits

Tuition benefits from different universities that are partnered with NAINA.

Leadership Opportunities

Opportunities to develop and polish leadership skills by taking active roles in the organization.



Opens an avenue to interact and collaborate with State and National level leaders and members.









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