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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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CONTACT: Celia Besore, MBA, CAE, Executive Director/CEO
National Association of Hispanic Nurses, (501) 367-8616
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NAHN Launches Hispanic Role Models in Healthcare Careers Project

Washington, DC (Jan. 20, 2015) — The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) has launched its collaborative project with the Hispanic Communications Network (HCN) titled Hispanic Role Models in Healthcare Careers.

This collaborative program has been established to address the need for cultural and linguistic diversity among health professionals by recruiting and interviewing bilingual role models and arranging to broadcast those interviews.

The Hispanics in Nursing webpage, which is now live, highlights Spanish-speaking role models speaking about the range of health careers open to them through proper education. It is also designed to inspire them to imagine themselves in careers focusing on health and medicine. The role models include both NAHN leaders and members. The webpage is available in both English and Spanish.

Out of the 3 million registered nurses in the U.S., Hispanics represent only 3.6% even though Hispanics make up 17% of the U.S. population. Many Hispanic students and parents are not aware of the multiple opportunities that exist in the nursing fields. NAHN is profiling Hispanic nurses in a new radio campaign -- Carreras en Enfermería / Hispanics in Nursing -- to spark the interest of persons looking for rewarding and fulfilling career opportunities to grow professionally as a nurse.

The Hispanics in Nursing webpage features an informative video that highlights the Hispanic role models in healthcare. NAHN's goal is to increase the number of Hispanic nurses over the next 5 years. HCN's nationally-broadcast health education radio show has cumulative audiences that are larger than NPR's "All Things Considered." This community, combined with the reach of both organization's communications channels, has the potential to reach one-third of the nation's Hispanic population during its first five years.

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About National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)
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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