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! 


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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 Places Focus on Facts and Preparedness 
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.

NAHN Will Celebrate  Hispanic Nurses Throughout the International Year of the Nurse & the Midwife

In 2020, the World Health Organization is celebrating the 22 million nurses and two million midwives that comprise half of the global health workforce with a call to action to take part in Year of the Nurse and the Midwife campaigns. Throughout the year, The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) will celebrate the critical contributions Hispanic nurses make to improve health care for all, specifically our Hispanic communities. Several initiatives will focus on growing the ranks of Hispanic nursing students, Hispanic nursing faculty, and improving health outcomes in the communities they serve.

Donate to Puerto Rico for Disaster Relief
NAHN is asking for donations for disaster relief in Puerto Rico. 

Puerto Rico continues to deal 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 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.

Application process open through April 15
Apply for 2020
Scholarships & Awards
Deadline Extended to April 15

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
Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration Site 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 opens soon!

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

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