The Hispanic NursesTM
NAHN National Association of Hispanic Nurses® is a non-profit professional association committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of Hispanic nurses by providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.
NAHN is also dedicated to the improvement of the quality of health and nursing care of Hispanic consumers.
National Association of Hispanic Nurses Awards $40,000 in United Health Foundation Scholarships
Washington, DC (July 27, 2011) — The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) awarded a total of $40,000 to eight NAHN student members enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate nursing program at its recent 2011 Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Each student received a $5,000 Scholarship.
The "United Health Foundation National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarships," funded by a grant from United Health Foundation, aim to increase the number of qualified, bilingual/bicultural Hispanic/Latino student nurses.
As the Hispanic population increases in the United States, the need for bilingual/bicultural Hispanic nurses rises. Of the more than 3 million registered nurses in the United States, only about 3.6 percent are Hispanic.
The following students were selected based on their outstanding academic achievements and commitment to the Hispanic community:
“We had a very strong group of students this year, four of whom are pursuing their Masters or Doctorate degrees in Nursing. These nurses will help expand the number of culturally competent Advance-Practice Nurses serving our diverse population.” said NAHN President Angie Millan, RN, MSN, NP, CNS.
"With these scholarships, United Health Foundation is helping to address disparities in the nursing field to ensure that everyone, including diverse communities, has access to quality, culturally competent care. Partnering with a respected organization such as the National Association of Hispanic Nurses to create these scholarships is an effective way to help foster a more diverse health care workforce," said Kate Rubin, President, United Health Foundation.
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