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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 2016-2018 President-elect:

Norma Cuellar, PhD, RN, FAAN

Relevant NAHN Experience:

My leadership contributions include active national participation within several critical areas for NAHN's transformation journey. From 2012-2014, I served as Nominations Chair on the Board of Directors. Previously to this, I served as the National Nominations Committee member (2012-2014). In this biennium (2014-2016), I am continuing my service in the national Awards Committee.

My community service involvement was recognized with the Henrietta Villaescusa Community Service Award and in academia with the Ildaura Murillo-Rohde Award for Education Excellence Award (2007). I also represented NAHN in the National Coalition of the Ethnic Minority Nurses Association Board of Directors and Mentorship Program.

Platform Statement

My passion for improving Hispanic healthcare and opportunities for Hispanic nurses has led to my decision to seek YOUR support for my NAHN President candidacy. My goals include a focus on membership recruitment and retention, professional development of members, and commitment to work on the strategic plan of NAHN. I believe every individual in NAHN has a purpose and can contribute their own unique experiences to make this an exemplar organization and known worldwide as Hispanic leaders "to go to." My experience as a clinician, educator, and leader will be a tremendous asset for NAHN and will provide a wide range of perspectives to continue the growth and development of NAHN. I am faithful and loyal to NAHN's mission, vision and value statement and dedicated to the empowerment of our members to improve the quality of health and nursing care outcomes for not only Hispanics but all other at-risk populations.

Additional Information:

I am running for president-elect and I have been taping webcasts. The videos can be found at:

A 4th video will be published on my FB page:

I want to summarize my thoughts related to service, education, and research.

  • If you are a member of NAHN, you must be engaged in service. Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love (Mother Teresa).
  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world (Nelson Mandela). I believe whether you go back for your BSN, MSN, DNP, or Phd in Nursing – your education is instrumental to the continued growth of NAHN.
  • I believe we have to be active in research to learn more about improving health outcomes of Latinos. We must encourage our members (young and old) to participate in research.




2017 Annual Meeting


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


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