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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.

Hispanic Nurse Legacy Award

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About the Award

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) recognizes members as a Hispanic Nurse Legacy Awardee when they have contributed to the nursing profession in an extraordinary way. A Hispanic Nurse Legacy Awardee is committed in the advancement of health in the Hispanic communities through leadership; promotes and advocates the educational, professional, and leadership opportunities for Hispanic nurses.

Although these Hispanic Nurse Legacy Awardees may have stepped down from the positions they served in NAHN, their legendary contribution through NAHN continues to have a positive, ongoing impact on the profession our Hispanic communities.


  •  A Hispanic Nurse Legacy Award applicant must have been a member of NAHN for at least 15 years and currently be a member in good standing. 
  •  S/he must be sponsored by two (2) General or Emeritus NAHN members in good standing. 
  •  A sponsor may only nominate one applicant for the Hispanic Nurse Legacy Award per year.
  •  The nominee must consent to be nominated.
  •  Nominations must be submitted by the deadline announced by the board or awards committee. 
  •  Nominations should address the following:
    • Describe the extraordinary and sustained contribution of the nominee as a role model and contributor to NAHN.
    • Describe the positive and ongoing impact of the work in the nursing profession and/or community they served. 


The Award and Scholarship Committee members and Executive Board members will be asked to score the nomination on two factors.

1. Demonstrated extraordinary and sustained contributions to NAHN as a role model and contributor to nursing

2. Committed to advancing the health in Hispanic communities and to lead, promote and advocate the educational, professional, and leadership opportunities for Hispanic nurses.

One member will be selected each year for this NAHN honor. A nominee for the Hispanic Nurse Legacy Award who is not selected in one year may be nominated again in succeeding years.

Sponsor and Hispanic Nurse Legacy Awardee Responsibilities

  • Sponsors of chosen honorees can attend the NAHN Annual Conference.
  • Honoree must attend the NAHN Annual Gala to receive the award.
  • Hispanic Nurse Legacy Award winner will be introduced at the NAHN GALA.
  • Honorees will be presented with a recognition gift from NAHN.
  • Travel expenses will be made by NAHN for the honoree based on budget for that year.

Hispanic Nurse Legacy Award Winners

2016 Hector Hugo Gonzalez, PhD VR-RN (Retired)



2017 Annual Meeting


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


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