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Who are our Members?
The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) represents the interests of the over 110,000 Hispanic/Latino Nurses in the US. With over 3,000 active/inactive members, NAHN, is a non-profit professional society committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of Hispanic nurses by providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.
Our members embody the nursing profession at all levels--from clinicians to university professors and administrators. Their specialties span all the medical fields, from generalists to nursing specialists.
National Membership Benefits
As a member of NAHN™, you have a voice in national issues impacting the health care of Hispanics. All members are eligible to participate in NAHN™ activities, to be candidates for NAHN™ elected positions, and participate in the election of NAHN™ board members. Benefits of membership include continuing education, professional networking, and leadership development.
- Reduced rates as some of NAHN Corporate Members educational facilities, including Chamberlain College of Nursing, Jacksonville University School of Nursing, and Excelsior College.
- Reduced registration fees at annual conference
- Continuing Education Unit (CEU) opportunities at the national conference
- Subscription to the NAHN™' quarterly journal, Hispanic Health Care International (HHCI)
- Quarterly electronic newsletter
- Scholarship opportunities for students
- Awards for community service and education excellence
- Chance to serve on NAHN's board and committees
- A forum for nurses to analyze and evaluate the health care needs of the Hispanic community
- Opportunities to disseminates research findings and policy perspectives related to Hispanic health care needs to local, state, and federal agencies in order to impact policy making and the allocation of resources
- Networking other Hispanic health care professionals
- Supporting national health care initiatives as a united force
Chapter Membership Benefits
Local chapters provide members with the opportunity to the address issues impacting health care of Hispanics at the local and state levels. Benefits of chapter membership include local continuing education, professional and social networking.
- Local awards and scholarships
- Regular meetings to discuss local community issues
- Chapter newsletter to keep up-to-date on local activities, events, and job opportunities
- Local and regional networking opportunities
- Chapter events including local conferences, leadership training and networking receptions
- Student nurse mentorship programs
Types of Memberships
- General (previously Full and Associate):* For any nurse licensed in the United States and its jurisdictions and who is interested in helping to solve the healthcare problems and support the healthcare needs of the Hispanic community
- Affiliate: For non-nursing health care professionals interested in solving problems/needs of Hispanic/Latino/a nurses
- International Associate: Licensed Hispanic/Latino(a) nurses licensed not residing in the US or its jurisdictions
- Emeritus (previously Retired)*: For Hispanic/Latino/a US-licensed nurses 62 years or older who are not employed full-time in nursing
- Student: For Hispanic/Latino/a students enrolled in a RN, LPN/LVN program full time (Proof Required: current transcript+ or letter from nursing program leading to licensure)
- Corporate Members
* Voting Membership: General and Emeritus are the only categories with voting privileges.
+Transcript may be obtained from school's website
Below are the NAHN dues for 2012.
||National Membership with Chapter Membership
||National Membership only (no chapter)
|General (previously Full and Associate)
||$125 (One Year) or $225 (Two Year)
||$100 (One Year) or
$175 (Two Year)
|Emeritus (previously Retired)
In order to support NAHN™'s goals of promoting the advancement of Hispanic nurses and expanding NAHN™'s influence in promoting and setting policy for health care, NAHN™ will continue to work diligently to increase its membership.
If you are a member of NAHN™, you can play a vital role in reaching out to Hispanic nurses in your community to join and support NAHN™ in achieving our goals.
If you are not now a member of NAHN™, and you qualify to join please do, (see Membership Application link above), We invite your membership, participation and support and will welcome your application.
Recruitment materials are provided above for you to download from this page .
Membership Status Issues
Please direct any specific membership status issues or questions to:
- Your local chapter president (see contact info CHAPTER PRESIDENT CONTACT LINK) or
- National Association of Hispanic Nurses™, 1455 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Ste 400 Washington, DC 20004; 202-387-2477 phone; 202-483-7183 fax - see specific contact information under "Contact Us" above.
- You may also contact Corina Ibarra Chick, BSN, RN, Chair of the Membership Committee
2013 Annual Meeting
August 6-9, 2013:
Crowne Plaza Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana