Indian Nurses Association is the largest organization in India representing the interests of the nation's millions registered nurses. It was formed as a politically independent non-profit organization on 31st March, 2012. Since then, INA has played an active role in making nurses an organized power which helped them not only to fight for their rights, but also to grow themselves professionally.
Though nurses are backbone of any health care process, their working environment were very bad before the emergence of INA. With very less payment, overworked with most working in almost 15 hours shift a day, facing many harassment from higher medical officials and patients, unethical bond system, the stories of nurses were very pathetic which was unknown to the public. Though many small unions worked in between them, their voice were too weak to attention of the authorities or media. But many back to back incidents against nurses around the nation which grabbed the attention of media forced the leading political parties to make statements giving support to nurses. This lead the small unions to unite and work together for the betterment of nurses which lead to the establishment of INA on 31st March, 2012. Now INA has units all over the country with over 5 lakhs members.