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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NAHN is the only national organization representing the voice of Hispanic nurses. 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! 


Donate to Puerto Rico for Disaster Relief

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) is asking for donations for disaster relief in Puerto Rico.

Just a little over two years since Hurricane Maria hit the island, Puerto Rico is dealing with the aftermath of the severe damage following a series of strong earthquakes. Our hearts are with those that must face the resulting devastating conditions as they once again rebuild and plan for the future. NAHN stands with Puerto Rico to ensure that little by little we can work together to repair its fragile economic and healthcare resources.

Please donate today to help NAHN assist its partners in Puerto Rico that provide critical health services. Follow this link to make your tax-deductible donation. 

NAHN is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Sickle Cell Equity for Hispanics: NAHN Innovations and Partnerships

Hispanics comprise 1:10 persons with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), a debilitating disorder that is rare, familial, chronic and deadly.  Hispanic comprise over 40% of newborns diagnosed with Sickle Cell Trait (SCT) in selected States.  Despite this high prevalence and treatment advances, Hispanic Nurses and the larger Hispanic community have limited knowledge about sickle cell, resulting in avoidable morbidity, isolation, poor quality of life, and shortened lifespan. Disparities are grave in the Western US, home to pockets of geographically disbursed SCD populations, including immigrants and refugees, and a rise in multicultural families, all increasing SCD prevalence. September, which celebrates both Hispanic Heritage and Sickle Cell Awareness, is the perfect time to enhance Sickle Cell equity in Hispanics, focusing on increasing awareness, nursing competencies, and access to care.

CLICK HERE to watch a webinar jointly sponsored by The Pacific Regional Sickle Cell Collaborative (PSCRC), a 13 state federal HRSA supported initiative, and the National Association of Hispanic Nurses -Los Angeles Chapter (NAHN-LA). 

It's important for healthcare providers, community workers, policy makers, and other SCD supporters to know that SCD affects diverse groups so that all people with SCD can be properly diagnosed and treated. CDC is sharing new resources to help spread awareness about the many faces of SCD. 

    A Message for Healthcare Providers: Sickle Cell Has Many Faces.

    NAHN's Day on Capitol Hill and Latino Leadership Institute

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    Capitol Hill Day - Thursday, February 6, 2020

    Renewing our policy & advocacy efforts of its past, NAHN’s Capitol Hill Day event continues the momentum to advance our mission. The purpose of this one-day event held prior to the 2020 Latino Leadership Institute is to call on our nation’s policymakers to help us shape the national dialogue of the issues affecting our patients and our communities. NAHN is dedicated to transforming the future of healthcare at the local, state and national levels. As nurses, we are the voice of healthcare and can provide expertise and perspectives that can guide members of Congress and their staff.

    Latino Leadership Institute - February 7-9, 2020

    The NAHN Latino Leadership Institute is a distinguished event for addressing high-impact leadership development specifically tailored for Latino nurses. NAHN believes that the more we prepare our nurse leaders to become engaged and to take action to build their leadership skills, the more influence nursing and its values will have on health care priorities.

    Join us in our nation's Capital February 6-9, 2019 and make a difference in health care in your community!

    Hispanic Role Models in Health Care Careers

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

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