​VANA mission is uniting Vietnamese-American nurses in Houston, Texas, and the United States of America and promoting the health of Vietnamese communities as well as of others around the nation through community outreach, research, education, and disease prevention. VANA also serves as a forum for Vietnamese-American nurses to exchange ideas, to voice concerns, to offer recommendations, etc., in order to build a stronger and healthier organization.
VANA is a non-profit (403b) professional organization whose members comprise of nurses from many specialties, settings, and areas of practice, research, and education around the country. Members of VANA will be the leaders in patient care, research, education and prevention in their respective communities.

A Message From VANA President
(Dr. Tri Pham)

Dear fellow VANA members,
How often do you help friends, families, or even strangers? Every day!
How often do you make a difference in the lives of your patients and/or their families? Almost every day!
How often do you better our community? All the times!
How often are you acknowledged, recognized, or appreciated for helping people? More often than not!
How often are you honored by the Mayor of Houston for making a difference in the lives of other people or for bettering your community? Once in a blue moon!
That's once in a blue moon is here! In fact, it is just around the corner!
Yes, you have heard it right! The Mayor of Houston, Annise Parker, will honored each and every of you for being a very important part of VANA, for helping our Vietnamese community, for bettering Houston, and for making a difference at Houston City Hall (located at 900 Bagby, Houston, Texas, 77002) on June 23, 2015, at 1 PM.
Up to 120 people could attend this Proclamation Ceremony. Therefore, please bring your friends, relatives, loved ones, etc., to the ceremony to show our strength, our commitment, our dedication, our hard work bettering the City of Houston for almost a decade now. Please mark your calendar now and arrange your schedule for this very important day!
You can park at Hobby Performance Theater, or cheaper at meters along road, or at the public park right behind 901 Bagby, Houston, Texas, 77002. This public park charges only $1.00 per hour and it is located at the corner of Walker, west side of 901 Bagby, Houston, Texas, 77002. To help you save time and money, carpooling might be a good option to consider.
We sincerely hope that each and every members and supporters will take a little bit of time out of your busy schedule to attend this once-in-a-lifetime occasion. If you are planning on attending please send me an e-mail to let me know ASAP.
We would like to thank you very much in advance for your consideration.
Sincerely Yours,
Dr. Tri Pham Ph.D., RN, ANP, AOCN, BC