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.
NAHN President Alejandro Appointed to American Red Cross Committee
Washington, DC (August 21, 2012) — The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) is pleased to announce the appointment of NAHN President, Jose Alejandro, PhD(c), RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE, to the American Red Cross National Nursing Committee. Jose is the first Latino nurse appointed to the Committee in this new partnership.
"I am honored to be appointed to this prestigious committee," said Jose Alejandro, PhD(c), RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE. "The American Red Cross is an amazing organization, always ready to assist, many times under very difficult conditions. We are happy to collaborate in addressing how the nursing profession can continue to be at the forefront of care," added Alejandro.
The National Nursing Committee supports and promotes the involvement of nurses throughout the American Red Cross. The purpose of the committee is to assist the organization in achieving its strategic goals through facilitation of effective nurse involvement. The committee has specific program and product development and liaison responsibilities pertaining to the recruitment, retention, training and recognition of Red Cross nurses.
"NAHN is proud of and delighted with Jose's appointment. Not only it is a recognition of Jose's leadership in the nursing community, but also a recognition of the increasing visibility and importance of NAHN," said Celia Trigo Besore, MBA, CAE, Executive Director & CEO of NAHN.
"As Chair of the American Red Cross National Nursing Committee (NNC), I am delighted with our new partnership with the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)," said the National Nursing Committee Chair, Linda MacIntyre, PhD, RN. "NAHN President Jose Alejandro has graciously accepted our invitation to serve on the NNC and in this leadership role Jose represents both Hispanic nurse leaders and Hispanic communities. Studies have shown when nurses represent the communities that they serve, there are better health outcomes. The NNC is working to increase diversity and affinity group representation among our nursing leadership. We welcome Jose, his expertise and his commitment to join us in achieving mutual goals of our organizations."
About the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) / Sobre la Asociación Nacional de Enfermera(o)s Hispana(o)s
NAHN la Asociación Nacional de Enfermera(o)s Hispana(o)s es una asociación benéfica de profesionales dedicados a la enfermería. Su misión es la promoción de la profesionalidad de nuestros miembros y el facilitar el acceso libre a oportunidades educacionales, profesionales, y económicas a nuestros miembros. NAHN también se dedica a la mejora de la salud y del cuidado de los miembros de las Comunidad Hispana. Para más información, por favor visite http://www.nahnnet.org o http://www.thehispanicnurses.org.
About American Red Cross / Sobre La Cruz Roja Americana
La Cruz Roja Americana ofrece refugio, alimentos y apoyo emocional a víctimas de desastres; provee mas de 40 porciento del suministro de sangre del país; enseña habilidades que salvan vidas; presta ayuda humanitaria internacional y brinda apoyo al personal militar y sus familiares. La Cruz Roja Americana es una entidad caritativa y no un organismo gubernamental; por lo tanto, depende de la labor de los voluntarios y la generosidad del público estadounidense para cumplir con su misión. Para obtener más información, por favor, visite www.cruzrojaamericana.org.
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