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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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Greater San Jose Area

Our mission is to promote the growth of Hispanic nurses. We are dedicated to improving the quality of health and nursing care to the San Jose community by empowering nurses to seek higher levels of education and professional development.

GSJ NAHN is open to all levels of nurses, including but not limited to CNA, LVN, RN, BSN, MSN, PhD, DNP, and most importantly nursing students. We are open to non-Hispanic nurses and non-nursing associations interested in improving the health of our diverse community.

We invite you to join our chapter and to make a difference in San Jose.

Chapter President: Adriana Espinozas

Contact information:

Estela Corona, BSN, RN, President-Elect

Renee Billner-Garcia, BSN, RN, Treasurer

Sandra Diaz, BSN, RN, Secretary

Imperial Valley

IVC NAHN Chapter was founded in the valley on May 2007. Our mission is to better the level of education to the nurses in the valley and provide a way for networking.  We encourage all nurses to join our chapter and offer volunteer services to our Hispanic community.

Chapter President: Antonia "Tonie" Brown, RN

Inland Empire (Riverside)

Chapter President: Antonia "Tonie" Brown, RN

Los Angeles Chapter

Welcome to the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses™. The Los Angeles Chapter has the largest membership of all the chapters of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses™. We are proud of our active board members who work diligently throughout their term to provide our local members with opportunities to enhance their professional image and leadership skills through participation on health and community committees. Please take the opportunity to discover our chapter and we encourage you to join our association.

Chapter President: Margaret Avila, PhD, MSN, RN/NP, PHN

Vice President: Sonia Valdez, MSN, APRN, ACNP, GANP, CVRN-BC

Secretary: Juana Ferrerosa, PhD, MSN, PHN, RN

Treasurer: Angie Millan, DNP, RN, FAAN

Board Members:

  • Sylvia Estrada, RNC WHCNP, MSN, BSN
  • Rosario Salazar, BSN, PHN, RN
  • Elizabeth Sobel, RN

P.O. Box 91714
City of Industry, CA 91715

Orange County

OC NAHN™ was formed on July 25, 1991. Membership is open to all nurses, nursing students and those interested in nursing. Our chapter is designed and committed to the improvement of health and quality nursing care for all consumers. OC NAHN™ works toward providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses. 

Chapter President: Ms. Bradley Vargas, MBA, RN, PHN, CLE





Chapter President: Monica Aguilar

San Diego

Our mission is to address the educational & health care needs of the Hispanic community.

Chapter membership is open to Hispanic RNs, LVNs, and nursing students seeking educational and leadership opportunities and advocacy from Hispanic role models. Membership is also open to non-Hispanic nurses and non-nursing associates interested in the promotion of health care in the Hispanic community.

Chapter President: Teresa Martinez, RN

San Francisco Bay Area

Our goal is to grow the community of Hispanic Nurses in the SF/Bay area through networking, outreach, community service, and training. Our membership is open to nurses from all racial/ethnic backgrounds and educational levels including CNA, LVN, RN, MSN, PhD, DPN, students, and supporters of nurses including MSWs, MFTs, and non-nursing professions). We work in partnership with community leaders to provide education and projects to the Hispanic community in a bicultural & bilingual manner using evidence based practices. We work particularly closely with the Bay Area nursing universities and hold monthly meetings using conference calls and online video chat.

Chapter President: Jeneva Gularte-Rinaldo

President-Elect: Lorraine Mautner MSN, RN, PHN

Secretary: Siobhan Tellez

Treasurer: Karen Acevedo, BA

San Francisco & Bay Area

San Joaquin Valley Chapter

Chapter President: Chenille Rivera



2017 Annual Meeting


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


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