To All The 2019
Counties of Long Island
Wishing You Continued Success
44 Caribbean Life, June 21-27, 2019 BQ
Nurses Association for the
The Nurses Association
of the Counties
of Long Island
(NACLI) is a professional
organization founded in
1919 whose diverse membership
is made up of
Nurses and Nurses living
and or working in Brooklyn,
Queens and Nassau
The NACLI has a long
and rich history. As District 14 of the
New York State Nurses Association,
(NYSNA), the NACLI made it through
the first and second World Wars; the
Great Depression; several legislative
battles regarding the Nurse Practice
Act; and the compulsory licensure for
qualified nurses, as well as the licensing
of practical nurses.
The organization is also very proactive
and has participated in the State
Committee on Red Cross Nursing
Service to determine ways to increase
enrollment of the number of nurses
in the armed forces in the event of
war. After WWII, NACLI realized two
things: one, that nurses would need
help readjusting to civilian life; and
two, that civilian nurses would need
to understand the special needs of
veterans; so starting in 1966 NACLI
members, alongside NYSNA and ANA
worked on Entry into Practice, finally
in 2018 the legislation was enacted.
The NACLI provides its members
with professional and personal opportunities;
health screening / education
to the Caribbean community; lobbies
legislators about policies that impact
underserved healthcare populations;
participates in career day activities
at elementary schools, high schools
and colleges to promote nursing as a
career of choice for Caribbean and all
populations as well as offers continuous
education to members.
Caribbean American Healthcare Honorees
Dr. MELINDA KELLER
BROOKLYN SPINE CENTER
718 234 6212
5911 16 AVENUE
BROOKLYN NY 11204
For Caribbean American Healthcare
Congratulations on your achievement!
You deserve it.
Some live a lifetime and never recognize
their true purpose. You were born to care for others.
That’s your purpose.
Whether saving the life of an accident victim
by inserting an IV in the nick of time or breathing life
into drug addict on the brink of death.
It takes a special kind of person to make such
a difference in the lives of others, to defy convention
and treat others with compassion.
You embody the best of the nursing profession
and the best that humanity has to offer.
We will always be grateful for the lives
you have changed, the wounds that you have healed,
the smiles you have restored, and the hope
bestowed to hearts aching with pain.