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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.

NAHN is also dedicated to the improvement of the quality of health and nursing care of Hispanic consumers.


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CONTACT: Celia Besore, MBA, CAE, Executive Director/CEO
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
(202) 387-2477; director@thehispanicnurses.org
http://www.nahnnet.org

Jessica M. Salazar, Media Relations Manager
Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
(816) 346-1346; jmsalazar@cmh.edu
http://www.childrensmercy.org

                                 
For immediate release:

National Association of Hispanic Nurses and Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics to Offer Scholarship

Washington, DC (March 8, 2013) — The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) is delighted to announce the establishment of a $2,500 Children's Mercy Hospitals Pediatric Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship funding is provided by NAHN Corporate Member Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics to promote the study of Pediatric nursing among Hispanics. Potential applicants will apply using the same form and process and requirements as applicants applying for other NAHN scholarships.

“We are so thankful for Children's Mercy’s support of our members, both as a Corporate Member and as a scholarship funder,” said NAHN President Jose Alejandro, PhD, RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE.  “According to the Pew Research Center, Latinos had the highest fertility rate in 2010 by race and ethnicity. The increase of Latino children as a percentage of all U.S. children explains the need for culturally-sensitive nurses. Children's Mercy’s support will directly benefit a deserving student who would like to minister to children.”

“Each year, approximately 45,000 patients visit the Children’s Mercy Pediatric Care Center and about 25 percent are Spanish-speaking families,” says Cheri Hunt, RN, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Children’s Mercy.  “To live up to our standards of family-centered care, we must offer a culturally competent staff, accessible systems, and an environment of inclusiveness. Children’s Mercy was founded on the commitment to provide the highest quality care to every child, a promise we can fulfill only if we understand how to work well with culturally diverse children, families, and colleagues."

Application packets are available at the NAHN website, http://www.nahnnet.org/NAHNScholarships.html.

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About Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, located in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers. The 354-bed hospital provides care for children from birth through the age of 21, and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America's Best Children's Hospitals.” For the third time in a row, Children’s Mercy has achieved Magnet nursing designation, awarded to fewer than seven percent of all hospitals nationally, for excellence in quality care. Its faculty of 600 pediatricians and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists.

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About National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)
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.

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