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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 Medical Spanish Competency Training Program

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What is the Program?

NAHN is pleased to present a special offering of the Canopy Medical Spanish Training Course to its membership. Canopy Innovations, Inc. is a health tech company that envisions a world without communication barriers; their mission is to improve the quality of care for language-minority patients and to support the clinicians who serve them.

Through the establishment of an Affinity Partnership, NAHN and Canopy work together to raise awareness in the healthcare community about the pertinent issues, to equip frontline clinicians and administrative professionals alike with highly effective tools, and to ultimately elevate the quality of care for the underserved communities.

The Canopy Medical Spanish Training Course teaches English-speaking providers the skills needed to communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking patients. It is powered by a research-validated pedagogy and a rich array of interactive exercises, and consists of web-based curricula that deliver themed lessons at three successive levels of proficiency, incrementally building a learner's medical language skills across five domains of communicative competence.

The course was developed with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has been adopted by medical schools, nursing programs, and hospitals across the country. It's self-paced, interactive, and focuses on common practitioner-patient interactions. The course has three progressive levels of target fluency spread over 36 lessons, and offer content that is appropriate for both beginners and heritage Spanish-speakers. Its modular lesson design, which presents materials in several increments within each lesson, fits well into users' busy schedules. Each level takes 15 hours to complete, including videos and learning activities.

NAHN will offer 18 Continuing Education (CE) hours, based on a 50-minute clock hour for each level completed. NAHN is an approved provider of CEs by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing.

How much does it cost?

Program Member Non-Member
Medical Spanish Course $395.00 $499.00 - All 3 Levels

How do I access the program?

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