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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.

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National Association for Hispanic Nurses Partners with Excelsior College
To Offer Members Ability to Pursue Advanced Nursing Degrees

Initiative part of NAHN efforts to develop its workforce

Washington, DC (July 10, 2012) — The National Association for Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) and Excelsior College have joined forces to allow NAHN members and their spouse/domestic partner to pursue advanced nursing degrees through the nonprofit, regionally accredited college, home to the largest nursing school in the nation and a recognized Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

Under the new agreement association members and their spouses or domestic partners are eligible for reduced tuition and fees for bachelor degree programs in the School of Nursing, as well as undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Health Sciences, and Business and Technology.

“We are delighted to partner with Excelsior College to offer this benefit to our members,” said Angie Millan, MSN, RNP, CNS, FAAN, FAAN, president of NAHN. “Increasing access to educational opportunities for our members is one of the goals of NAHN. This partnership will facilitate this goal.”

Commenting on the agreement, Excelsior College President Dr. John F. Ebersole said “Excelsior College prides itself on breaking down barriers and making college degrees accessible to working adults through a variety of educational pathways. Through this joint initiative Excelsior will be able to streamline access to undergraduate degree programs at a time when the health care industry needs nurses more than ever.”

Excelsior College, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2011, is an accredited, nonprofit college that specializes in serving the needs of working adults. It provides flexible means for its students – average age of 39 – to earn their degrees through the use of a combination of prior earned credit, Excelsior’s online courses and credit-by-exam program, and evaluated industry and military training programs.

Admission to Excelsior’s associate degree program in nursing is open to individuals with existing health care experience such as licensed practical nurses, paramedics, and certain classifications of military corpsmen seeking to become a registered nurse. The bachelor’s degree program serves the needs of registered nurses seeking the next level of academic and professional achievement. The School of Nursing also offers a master’s degree program with specializations in Clinical Systems Management, Nursing Informatics, and Nursing Education.

Excelsior’s nursing programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Following a rigorous peer review process Excelsior was designated a 2011-2016 Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing, the third such recognition for the School of Nursing. Excelsior is also home to the Tau Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing. Excelsior has also been repeatedly named a “Best School” for men in nursing by the American Assembly for Men in Nursing, most recently in 2011.

For more information on the partnership, including benefits and available degrees, employees and media can visit the NAHN partnership page at

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About the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)
NAHN is actively involved in issues affecting Hispanic nurses and the health of Hispanic communities on local, state, regional and national levels. The organization is committed to work toward providing equal access to education, professional and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses and to improving the health and nursing care for Hispanic consumers.

About Excelsior College
Excelsior College is a regionally accredited, nonprofit distance learning institution that focuses on removing obstacles to the educational goals of adult learners. Founded in 1971 and located in Albany, NY, Excelsior is a proven leader in the assessment and validation of student knowledge. It offers more efficient and affordable access to degree completion through multiple avenues: its own online courses and college-level proficiency examinations, and the acceptance in transfer of credit from other colleges and universities as well as recognized corporate and military training programs. Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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