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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.

NAHN Awards

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About the NAHN Awards

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) established a series of awards to honor and provide special recognition to Hispanic nurses.

These special awards honor NAHN members for their demonstrated excellence in nursing education, community service and for their spirit and dedication in serving the Hispanic community. Special awards are an opportunity for NAHN members to be recognized and celebrated for their extraordinary achievements within the nursing discipline.

Use this portal for nominations for all awards Click Here

  • The Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde Award for Academic Excellence
  • The Henrietta Villaescusa Award for Community Service
  • The Dr. Janie Menchaca Wilson Award for Outstanding Leadership
  • The Sara Gomez Erlach Humanitarian Award
  • NAHN Nurse of the Year
  • Latino Legacy Award
  • Latino Legacy Award

Please note the following requirements for ALL NAHN Special Awards:

  • You may submit multiple nominations using the web portal or mail submission.
  • Submitted nomination information becomes the property of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN).
  • Hispanic Nurses nominated for a Special Award must be a member of NAHN for at least three (3) consecutive years.
  • Nominations may be self-nominated or made by colleagues, clients, administrators, or co-workers
  • Letters of reference must be 300 words or less and illustrate the nominee’s qualifications and accomplishments. You may use question 5 below to submit your letter of reference or e-mail a scan or photograph of your letter to
  • Nominee is to submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Qualified nominees may be the recipient of a particular Award only once. Any individual who has received previous recognition by NAHN for that Award is not eligible for the same award but may be nominated for other NAHN awards.
  • Nomination forms and all submitted materials must be completed on this portal or postmarked by April 15, 2017.
  • If responding by mail, mail to: NAHN Awards; 1500 Sunday Drive Suite 102; Raleigh NC 27607

Please use the following survey link to submit all special award nominations:

Any additional letters of recommendation can be sent by e-mail to or by mail at the address above.



2017 Annual Meeting


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


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