Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal

As we venture into the month of April, it brings us great joy to share some exciting new updates in the Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal.

With a profound commitment to advancing health care within the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, we take pride in being the official journal of the Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA). Our mission remains steadfast—to foster the exchange of invaluable knowledge and insights pertinent to the health and nursing care of Asian and Pacific Islander populations.

We invite you to embark on this enlightening journey with us as we delve into myriad topics, ranging from cultural competency in health care delivery to the latest advancements in research and practice. Together, let us embrace the opportunities that lie ahead and reaffirm our dedication to promoting health equity and excellence in care.

Thank you for your unwavering support and dedication to the mission of the AAPINA and the Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal.

Congratulations to our Editor-in-Chief the new AAPINA President

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Hyochol (Brian) Ahn on his appointment as the President of the Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA). Screenshot 2024-04-01 at 1.31.53 PM

Dr Ahn’s exemplary leadership and dedication to advancing health care are evident through his multifaceted contributions, spanning computer engineering and extensive clinical experience as a registered nurse (RN) with Adult Nurse Practitioner certification (ANP-BC). As dean and professor at the University of Arizona's College of Nursing, he demonstrates a commitment to excellence in education and research, fostering innovation and driving positive change in health care delivery.
We are immensely proud to have Dr Ahn at the helm of the AAPINA and the Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal, where his leadership will undoubtedly inspire and empower our community to new heights of excellence. Please join us in congratulating Dr Ahn on this well-deserved honor.

What’s new in the Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal?

New Themed Sections

We are excited to introduce our new themed sections in the Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal, designed to further enrich your reading experience and deepen your engagement with the latest developments in Asian American and Pacific Islander health and nursing care. These themed sections have been carefully curated to address key areas of interest and significance within our diverse communities.

Each section presents unique insights, research findings, and perspectives from leading experts. Whether you’re interested in innovative health care delivery, cultural influences on health, or addressing health care disparities, our themed sections offer a comprehensive overview.  

Editorial: How Artificial Intelligence Is Reshaping Health Care Training and Education

We are thrilled to announce the release of a groundbreaking editorial shedding light on the transformative impact of ChatGPT on nursing and health care education. Authored by our esteemed editor-in-chief, Dr Hyochol (Brian) Ahn, alongside his colleague, Dr Hongyu Miao, this editorial delves into the innovative ways in which artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping the landscape of health care training and knowledge dissemination.


Call for Papers: Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal has a current Call for Papers on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer) in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Health. Learn more about this call and the submission guidelines here.


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Take a Look at the Top Articles from Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal in 2024

38474703474baded6bc8ea7abed9b379-1Using the Socioecological Model to Explore Barriers to Health Care Provision in Underserved Communities in the Philippines: Qualitative Study

The Philippines’ primary care is delivered via local health centers called barangay health centers (BHCs). Barangays are the most local government units in the Philippines. Designed to promote and prevent disease via basic health care, these BHCs are staffed mainly by barangay health workers (BHWs).  More

Screenshot 2024-04-01 at 2.10.21 PMAn Antiracism Community-Based Participatory Research With Organizations Serving Immigrant and Marginalized Communities, Including Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders in the United States Pacific Northwest: Qualitative Description Study With Key Informants

Asian American (AA) community leaders, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (NH/PI) community leaders, and allies in the United States Pacific Northwest expressed concern that there are families and children from AA communities and NH/PI communities who experience and witness acts of xenophobia and racism. This can cause racial trauma. The long-time practice of aggregating AA and NH/PI data contributes to erasure and makes it challenging to advance health equity, such as allocating resources. More

About Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal
The official journal of the Asian American / Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA), devoted to the exchange of knowledge in relation to Asian and Pacific Islander health and nursing care.  The journal is included in PubMed, PubMed Central, DOAJ, and Scopus.