Welcome to NAANA

Welcome to NAANA! As we enter our 14th year in 2017, I’m proud to continue as President. We strive to continue to surpass expectations. We will continue to be a premier professional organization that advocates for American Arab nurses. We are looking for more ways all the time to improve nursing. There are many interesting things coming up in the new year. Stay tuned for more information.

I would like to thank the NAANA board of directors, several of whom have been with us from the very beginning, for their continued belief in our mission and their guidance. All of these great people volunteer their time and expertise. NAANA would not exist if it were not for the commitment of these academic, corporate and community leaders.

I invite you to join our efforts to increase the number of Arab Americans in our wonderful profession, advocate for the rights and status of nurses and provide continuing education in culturally competent nursing.


Mohamad (Moe) Rustom
President of NAANA

News & Events

2017 Scholarships Available. Apply Now.
NAANA is now accepting applications for 2017 Scholarships. Deadline to submit a complete application is June 30, 2017. Click here to fill out an application.

2017 Angel of Mercy Nominations Open. Nominate someone today!
The National American Arab Nurses Association (NAANA) is pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for its annual recognition, the Angel of Mercy Award, through May 31st. Click here to nominate someone today.


Detroit, MI, OCTOBER 7, 2016 – The National American Arab Nurses Association (NAANA) announces that Beaumont Health will be its lead sponsor at the Partner level for the 2016 Angel of Mercy Awards Banquet on Thursday, October 20. Mohammad Rustom, president of NAANA, said, “We are honored by the support the new Beaumont Health has given NAANA for our 5th year of honoring the contributions of Arab American nurses in our community. This is a major boost to NAANA because it underscores the importance of Arab American nurses in the eight-hospital system, the largest healthcare system in our state.”

Meet our 2016 Angels of Mercy

Naziha Nabha, RN, BSN
Beaumont Dearborn

Click here to read more about Naziha.


Sarah Hammoud, RN
Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

Click here to read more about Sarah.


Karman Beydoun-Makki, MSN, APRN-BC
Beaumont Dearborn

Click here to read more about Karman.


Nejla Atiyeh, RN, BSN
Henry Ford Health System

Click here to read more about Nejla.

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