Salpy Akaragian PhD, MN, RN-BC - Licensed Member
Specialty: Nursing, (Nursing Administration International)
924 Westwood Boulevard Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone Number: 310-794-6903
Fax Number: 310-794-0675
Email Address: Sakaragian@mednet.ucla.edu
Ms. Salpy Akaragian, PhD (c), MN, RN-BC- President and Founder of Armenian International Medical Fund (AIM Fund) is the Director of the International Nursing Program, and Nurse credentialing. She received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Nursing from UCLA School of Nursing. She has been working at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center since 1974, and has held positions from staff nurse to administration. She was the US Partner Representative for USAID/AIHA grants from 1995-2004, directed multiple health care projects and initiated reforms in Armenia. In 2004, she established The Cochlear Implant Regional Center in Yerevan with the AIM Fund and the UCLA Medical Team. She is the founder and first president of the Armenian-American Nurses Association in California and in 1996 facilitated the formation of the Armenian Nurses Association in Armenia. She has served on the California Board of Registered Nursing as a board member, served as a Magnet Appraiser for American Nursing Credentialing Center, and is board certified in nursing professional development. Salpy received Regional and National Gem award from Nurse.com and in 2014, she received Ellis Island Medal of Honor. She has presented on various health related topics at National and International Conferences.