Welcome to the National Association of Hispanic Nurses

At the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), we celebrate the culture, caring, and spirit of Hispanic Nurses, the leading voice of health in our communities. Since 1975, NAHN has been the nation’s leading professional society for Latino nurses. With a growing membership and more than 40 local chapters, NAHN represents the voices of Latino nurses across the country. NAHN and its chapters are committed to advancing health in Hispanic communities and to lead, promote and advocate for educational, professional, and leadership opportunities for Hispanic nurses. For professional support that can only be found here, Join NAHN. To learn more about our association, read the NAHN Bylaws. We also encourage you to follow us on NAHN's social media platforms.

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What's New With NAHN?

NAHN Joins CfH and ANHE to Promote Healthy Environments

NAHN Climate for Health

NAHN is a proud member of the Nursing Collaborative on Climate Change and Health, a partnership with the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments and Climate for Health. ANHE is the only national nursing organization focused solely on environmental health issues. CfH is a national initiative that brings together leaders and institutions across the health sector committed to advancing climate solutions to protect the health and well-being of Americans.

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NAHN Statement on Call for Justice and National Healing

So far in 2020, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) thought our greatest threat was the pandemic, but we were wrong. While we have had months of unprecedented challenges facing the nursing community on the frontlines, our nurses have been fighting more than a pandemic, we are fighting for our communities, relentlessly advocating for marginalized individuals, and unite when injustices occur. We have been working for our communities who time and time again are treated poorly or simply overlooked. As nurses, we show up every day to support those who are victims of systemic racism and inequities in health care.

Today we are standing in solidarity with our allies in the fight against social injustices and to decry the senseless killing of George Floyd at the hand of police because injustices of people of color have become a societal norm that we can no longer tolerate. It has reminded us, yet again, the system is broken, and we call for profound and essential change in order to reach justice, civility, equity, and freedom from the historic and unceasing systemic racism experienced daily.

NAHN will not forget this egregious act. NAHN is committed to being an advocate and agent of change our society needs.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Officers and Board of Directors

NAHN Calls for More Federal Action to Keep Nurses and Hispanic Communities Safe

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) is calling on the federal government to protect nurses by increasing the production and distribution of personal protective gear, to develop a more robust Spanish-language public awareness campaign on the virus, and immediately approve an increase in funding to ensure that ICE detention facilities, already lagging in providing basic care, can improve and carry out necessary healthcare measures. NAHN urges greater federal intervention to assist state and local governments in their efforts to supply health care systems with personal protective equipment, ventilators, hospital beds, and other critical necessities.

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International Weight Control Registry

International Weight Control Registry

For more info or to join now: https://www.iwcr.study/nahn  

What it is:  The International Weight Control Registry is an online research project that will help identify the most successful weight loss strategies for different population groups worldwide. It is a new approach that starts with real people and experiences. People like you.   

Eligibility:  You are eligible if you are 18 years or older and have lost weight (whether you subsequently regained your weight or not) or are interested in losing weight.  

How it works:  A team of experts from 5 top research Universities has built this advanced registry to help create the next generation of weight loss science discoveries. If you join, you will be among the first to receive news and updates on the IWCR’s work and insights, as well as access to social media channels reserved for our participants. 

Our gratitude: We realize this is a significant time investment. Your efforts will help many others, as well as qualify you for access to a community of like-minded people across the world that you can be among the first to join.  

In addition, the first 2000 participants who complete all questionnaires will receive a $25 electronic gift card.  

Please consider enrolling. You can become an important part of a new on-line community contributing to the science of lasting weight loss, building better practical knowledge and support.  

Help change the world of weight loss science by sharing your story.


NAHN is excited to honor an outstanding group of service-driven nurses through the 2021 #NAHNSTRONG program, which recognizes members who treat others with dignity, respect, kindness, compassion, and civility. #NAHNSTRONG honorees are NAHN’s good citizens who are dedicated to practicing social justice in their everyday lives. They are also engaged and in good standing with the organization.

Help us honor the service and commitment of NAHN members everywhere through #NAHNSTRONG.

Learn more about the honorees.

NAHN Focuses on Facts in Response to Covid-19

NAHN recommends that members of the public continue to practice good hand hygiene and follow CDC recommendations on everyday preventative actions. Concern, and even fear, are normal reactions among the public. That worry can be managed with accurate information. NAHN urges members of the public to stay safe, smart, and informed. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently launched a social media campaign called "Be Ready for Covid-19" that provides advice on how to protect ourselves and others. NAHN supports the practice of training healthcare professionals in early identification and notification. Nurses must receive the highest level of protection to provide care for the individuals and communities in which they serve.

Click here to read and download the entire statement from NAHN.

Hispanic Role Models in Health Care Careers

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Grant