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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.

2016 NAHN Vote

Candidate for 2016-2019 Board Member:

Leda Isabel Garside, RN, BSN, MBA

Relevant NAHN Experience:

I am an active member of the association, very involved at the national and local level. I have served in several leadership roles within the Oregon chapter, and currently completing a second term as chapter president. ln addition, I am a member of the national Policy Committee. I bring experience in health policy, advocacy, diversity and inclusion and mentorship to nursing students. I serve in local health, human services and philanthropy boards, including the Oregon Center for Nursing and commissioner for the Oregon Health Evidence Review Commission.

Platform Statement

I offer my experience in leadership; health policy and advocacy to continue strengthen the mission of the association. The work we do to meet the healthcare needs of the Latino population is critical. As members of this association we are the frontline of patient care, we play a critical role in identifying the gaps our community faces, including the need to have more Latino nurses in healthcare. I believe, and research shows that strengthening the pipeline for more Latino students entering nursing programs and advocating for more Latino faculty members are necessary to meet the health and wellness needs of our community. lt is clear that fostering a more diverse healthcare workforce will require actions; I am committed to support efforts by NAHN to improve data collection, gather research and recommendations on removing the barriers, and bring awareness of the underlying issues related to Latino Health and workforce diversity.




2017 Annual Meeting


2017 Annual Conference
July 18-21, 2017
Phoenix, AZ


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