Past Events


Past Webinars Available to Watch on Demand


Webinar: Be a Part of the Next Generation of Clinical Nurse Specialists!


NAHN and NACNS invite you to explore the field of the clinical nurse specialist and all the opportunities within the role.

Interested in significantly impacting the nation’s economy by providing safe, low-cost, and effective evidence-based health care services? Take your nursing career to the next level and become a clinical nurse specialist.

Clinical nurse specialists (CNS) are leaders in healthcare. Like other advanced practice registered nurses, they are trained in advanced physiology, pharmacology, and physical assessment in addition to their particular areas of specialty. They can diagnose, treat, prescribe, and bill like other APRNs as their state regulations allow.

Learn how to get started as a CNS by watching this 60-minute webinar with NAHN leadership & the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) President, Mitzi Saunders. This webinar discusses:
- The CNS role and the many ways it is operationalized at the APRN level
- CNS education and how it prepares graduates
- The differences in RN and APRN practice
- Why a CNS program is the best choice for most nurses seeking graduate-level education
- How to identify CNS programs and the next steps to apply

Mayra Garcia, DNP, APRN, PCNS-BC
Crystal Loucel, RN, PHN, CDCES, HWNC-BC, AHN-BC, MPH, MS

Mitzi M. Saunders, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC, President, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS)

Dr. Saunders became a Certified Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in 1994, practicing at a level 1 trauma center. She accepted an academic leadership position at the University of Detroit Mercy in 2000, and completed her PhD in Nursing in 2006 from Wayne State University. In her research, she focuses on improving health outcomes in family caregivers of patients with heart failure or dementia, improving the delivery of online health education, and increasing the visibility of the CNS role to achieve full scope of practice for all CNSs. Dr. Saunders, a tenured Professor, actively leads in efforts that support advanced practice nursing at the local, state, and national levels.

Chief Nursing Officer Brochure with testimonies from CNOs around the country who employ Clinical Nurse Specialists. 


How to Write and Submit an Abstract Webinar - Watch it Here


webinar abstracts

Want to submit an abstract, but not sure where to start? Watch How to Write and Submit an Abstract, a webinar presented by the NAHN Education Committee. The first half of this webinar focuses on the basic steps and best practices of putting together an abstract. This portion is presented by Maithe Enriquez, PhD, APRN, FAAN, and Hispanic Health Care International (HHCI) Editor-In Chief. The second portion of the webinar walks through the specific process of submitting an abstract to the NAHN 48th Annual Conference. This section is presented by Nora Hernandez-Pupo, PhD, RN, TNCC and Co-Chair of the NAHN Education Committee. 

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Reducing Tobacco Use in the Hispanic Community: How Nurses are a Critical Voice in Stopping Youth Use of Tobacco Product

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Tobacco Free Kids

Despite an 84% decrease in youth smoking since 1996, tobacco still kills nearly half a million Americans and more than 8 million people worldwide each year. Youth e-cigarette use is also a public health crisis with over 2 million young people using e-cigarettes. Policy interventions are needed to stop young people from ever picking up a tobacco products and to help adult users quit.

On April 11, this virtual learning experience was presented by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and NAHN to nurses, students and interested medical professionals. Learning areas included: the current tobacco control landscape and policy initiatives to reduce tobacco related health disparities; prevention and cessation resources for the Hispanic community; and perspectives from nursing professionals on why it is important to engage in tobacco control advocacy.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund are the leading advocacy organizations working to reduce tobacco use and its deadly consequences in the United States and around the world. Through strategic communications and policy advocacy campaigns, these nonprofit organizations work to change public attitudes about tobacco and promote proven policies that are most effective at reducing tobacco use and save the most lives. NAHN is proud to work with these passionate and experienced public health advocates with a more than 25-year track record of leading and supporting successful policy advocacy campaigns.


  • Claudia Rodas, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

  • Marcella Gaitan, National Alliance for Hispanic Health

  • Mary Rabago, Owner Mary Rabago Producations / Journalist

  • Dr. Arianna Nava, NAHN President

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