News and Resources to Help Navigate the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

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NAHN Presents Slate of Officers for 2020 Elections

NAHN presents its slate of officers for President-Elect; Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. Voting is June 10-30. 
Visit our campaign page to learn about these candidates and read their campaign platforms.

Candidates for President-Elect

Candidates for Board of Directors

(Two positions available for a two-year term)


Candidates for Nominating Committee

(Three positions available for a two-year term)

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Welcome to the National Association of Hispanic Nurses!

We celebrate the culture, caring and spirit of Hispanic Nurses who are the leading voice of health in our communities. 
Since 1975, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) is the nation’s leading professional society for Latino nurses.  With a growing membership in 47 local chapters, NAHN, a 501(c) (3) non-profit, represents the voices of Latino nurses in our country. NAHN and its local chapters are committed to advancing the health in Hispanic communities and to lead, promote and advocate for educational, professional, and leadership opportunities for Hispanic nurses. 
Join NAHN for professional support that can only be found here. In an ever-changing healthcare landscape, it is more important than ever for Hispanic nurses to have a voice. Make your voice heard and join our association today! 


News Briefs

NAHN Debuts New Covid-19 PSA Campaign

NAHN has unveiled a new PSA campaign featuring members from across the country to educate the community on COVID-19 and how to reduce its risk and spread. The spots in English and Spanish will be rolled out to NAHN members and partners through various platforms. Find them here.

Cinco en Mayo Membership Campaign Returns

Cinco en Mayo aims to help us grow membership by 5% in the month of May. This year the campaign will run from May 1 to mid-June. Now more than ever we need to come together to reach out to members and prospective members to join our mission. EXITING INCENTIVES: 5 pins for every chapter that meets goals and the chance for chapters to receive other resources that will be announced in the days to come!

NAHN Calls for More Federal Action to Keep Nurses and Hispanic Communities Safe 

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) is calling on the federal government to protect nurses by increasing the production and distribution of personal protective gear, to develop a more robust Spanish-language public awareness campaign on the virus, and immediately approve an increase in funding to ensure that ICE detention facilities, already lagging in providing basic care, can improve and carry out necessary healthcare measures. NAHN urges greater federal intervention to assist state and local governments in their efforts to supply health care systems with personal protective equipment, ventilators, hospital beds and other critical necessities. 

Read more here. 
Read in Spanish here. 

NAHN Focuses on Facts in Response to Covid-19

NAHN recommends that members of the public continue to practice good hand hygiene and follow CDC recommendations on everyday preventative actions. Concern, and even fear, are normal reactions among the public. That worry can be managed with accurate information. NAHN urges members of the public to stay safe, smart, and informed. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently launched a social media campaign called Be Ready for Covid-19 that provides advice on how to protect ourselves and others. NAHN supports the practice of training healthcare professionals in early identification and notification. Nurses must receive the highest level of protection to provide care for the individuals and communities in which they serve. 

 Go here to read and download the entire statement from NAHN.




Apply for 2020 
Scholarships & Awards
Deadline Extended to
May 27


NAHN Scholarships are awarded annually during the NAHN Annual Conference to NAHN members enrolled in accredited LVN/LPN, associate, diploma, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs. Scholarships are available to NAHN members who have been in good standing for at least 6 months before the scholarship application deadline.
Visit our scholarship application page for more information and to apply: NAHN 2020 Scholarship Application.

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) established a series of awards to honor and provide special recognition to Hispanic nurses. Special awards are an opportunity for NAHN members to be recognized and celebrated for their extraordinary achievements within the nursing discipline. Current NAHN Board Members are not eligible to be nominated for these awards.
We hope you will consider nominating a NAHN Member for an award. The nomination process is now open - please submit your nomination through our online portal here: Nominations for NAHN Awards.
Scholarships and Awards will be presented at NAHN's 45th Annual Conference July 14-17 in Miami, FL.

NAHN's 45th Annual Conference Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Dear NAHN Members and Partners:

The NAHN Board of Directors has carefully monitored the unfolding and fluid developments regarding COVID-19 and its impact on our ability to proceed with the 2020 NAHN Annual Conference. 
Our priority is the health and safety of our members, stakeholders and all people. At the April meeting, the NAHN Board of Directors discussed our available options with the goal of arriving at a decision as soon as possible in order to keep you informed.

The Board held a Special Meeting on Thursday, April 23rd and determined, with respect to ensuring that your safety and other obligations are prioritized, that the conference scheduled to take place July 14 -17, 2020 will not proceed. 
The Board is currently reviewing options to determine the logistics for a virtual Annual Business Meeting and related components on regular governance such as installation of officers, and awards & scholarship recognition. We will report those contingencies as soon as a plan is in place.
Thank you for all that you do as nurses and health care providers to safeguard the health of our communities across the country during this pandemic.

NAHN Board of Directors


Hispanic Role Models in Health Care Careers

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Grant

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