Welcome to the National Association of Hispanic Nurses! 

We celebrate the culture, caring and spirit of Hispanic Nurses who are the leading voice of health in our communities. Since 1975, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) is the nation’s leading professional society for Latino nurses.  With a growing membership in 47 local chapters, NAHN, a 501(c) (3) non-profit, represents the voices of Latino nurses in our country. 




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We celebrate the culture, caring and spirit of Hispanic Nurses who are the leading voice of health in our communities. Since 1975, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) is the nation’s leading professional society for Latino nurses.  With a growing membership in 47 local chapters, NAHN, a 501(c) (3) non-profit, represents the voices of Latino nurses in our country. NAHN and its local chapters are committed to advancing the health in Hispanic communities and to lead, promote and advocate for educational, professional, and leadership opportunities for Hispanic nurses. 
Join NAHN for professional support that can only be found here. In an ever-changing healthcare landscape, it is more important than ever for Hispanic nurses to have a voice. Make your voice heard and join our association today! 

 


COVID-19
Updates


NAHN Calls for More Federal Action to Keep Nurses and Hispanic Communities Safe in the Face of the Coronavirus Pandemic

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. Every available corner of the federal executive department from the Department of Defense to the Department of Homeland Security should make respirator masks and other personal protective gear available to support nurses and other healthcare workers. In addition to deploying government resources, more urgent action is required on behalf of the administration to alleviate manufacturer supply chain challenges. There needs to be urgent relief on the face-to-face visits with a faster path to telehealth options. In what is rapidly becoming a fragile health care ecosystem, if nurses and other healthcare workers are not protected the entire public health system is jeopardized.
Read more here. 
Read in Spanish here.


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. Aggressive preparedness plans along with control processes will help prevent spread within a facility. NAHN applauds the nurses and healthcare professionals around the world that continue to provide careful and compassionate care, especially for vulnerable populations.

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



 

 



Apply for 2020 
Scholarships & Awards
Deadline Extended to
April 15



 

Scholarships
NAHN Scholarships are awarded annually during the NAHN Annual Conference to NAHN members enrolled in accredited LVN/LPN, associate, diploma, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs. Scholarships are available to NAHN members who have been in good standing for at least 6 months before the scholarship application deadline.
Visit our scholarship application page for more information and to apply: NAHN 2020 Scholarship Application.





The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) established a series of awards to honor and provide special recognition to Hispanic nurses. Special awards are an opportunity for NAHN members to be recognized and celebrated for their extraordinary achievements within the nursing discipline. Current NAHN Board Members are not eligible to be nominated for these awards.
 
We hope you will consider nominating a NAHN Member for an award. The nomination process is now open - please submit your nomination through our online portal here: Nominations for NAHN Awards.
 
Scholarships and Awards will be presented at NAHN's 45th Annual Conference July 14-17 in Miami, FL.



Make Plans Now to Attend NAHN's 45th Annual Conference in Miami:
July 14-17
Registration is Open!

Excitement is building for NAHN's 45th Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Miami. "Transforming Advocacy to Action: Nurses Celebrating 45 Years as the Leading Voice of Health in Our Communities."

 The conference takes place July 14-17, 2020 and we are already building the schedule. Registration is open!

Annual conference highlights include:
*Conference Keynotes
*Educational Sessions
*Community Service Project
*Industry Expo
*Scholarships
*Awards
*Annual Gala

Visit our conference website for information about the schedule, airline discounts and reserving your room at the Hyatt Regency, Miami. 
Registration is also open for
sponsors and exhibitors.





Hispanic Role Models in Health Care Careers

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

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