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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

Nurse of the Year Award

The NAHN Nurse of the Year Award is for a nurse, who is a member of the NAHN National Association of Hispanic Nurses®, who has developed a creative and innovative program, intervention, or strategy in one of the following areas:

  • Improving the quality of health care in the Hispanic community (narrowing health care disparity).
  • Recruitment, retention, professional career development (increasing the number of Hispanic nurses at all educational and professional levels).
  • NAHN organizational development at local, state, and/or the national level (growth, effectiveness, and communication within NAHN organizations, and with the community it serves).

The evaluative criteria are as follows:

  • Contribution to improving the health care of the Hispanic community across the life span, birth to end-of-life, in any health care environment.
  • Innovation
  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Advocacy

The NAHN Nurse of the Year Award will be presented at the 2017 Annual NAHN Conference in Phoenix.

Nurse of the Year Award Winners

2015 Angie Millan, DNP, RN, FAAN
2014 Yolanda Nitti, MSN, RN
2013 Helen C. Ballestas, PhD, ANP-BC, RN
2012 Adelita Cantu, PhD, RN
2011 Mirian Zavala, MS, RN, DNS
2010 Maria Elena Ruiz, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
2009 Bertha Sepulveda-Pena, RN, BSN

Margaret Avila, MSN, MS, RN/NP, PHN

2003 Jacqueline Crespo Perry, MSN, RN



2017 Annual Meeting


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


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