NAHN 48th Annual Conference



Thank You for Attending!


Thank you to everyone who joined us in Portland, Oregon from July 11-14 for the NAHN 48th Annual Conference! The scientific program was designed by the NAHN Education Committee around the theme El Futuro de Nuestra Salud: Strategic & Sustainable Solutions for Transformative Health Equity & Inclusion in Nursing. 

The NAHN Annual Conference celebrates the cultural achievements and professional expertise of our membership, and challenges attendees to expand our skillset and knowledge base. Each year the event attracts nurses, physicians, nurse educators, researchers, clinicians, case managers, healthcare innovators, and students from across the country. We are proud to offer the only nursing association meeting dedicated to exploring healthcare issues affecting the Hispanic population and proposing potential solutions.

After attending the NAHN 48th Annual Conference, participants were able to:

  • Apply best practice strategies to promote the health and wellbeing of nurses across the nursing profession.
  • Integrate findings based on evidence, to resolve inequities and disparities among the Hispanic population impacting outcomes within the healthcare system.
  • Implement leadership skills to become change agents across the nursing profession to advance health equity.
  • Synthesize current best practices in education aimed at transforming delivery of care for patients and communities.


Latino Leadership Institute (LLI)

Held on July 11, the Latino Leadership Institute was a full-day professional workshop hosted by NAHN prior to the Annual Conference programming. LLI was designed to empower current and future NAHN leaders to develop important skills and prepare to serve on volunteer boards at the local and national level. 

Thank you to our NAHN LLI Sponsor:


Conference Location

The NAHN 48th Annual Conference took place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland, 1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232. 


Portland Activities and Offers

NAHN Portland Chapter Fundraiser 
Thursday July 13th from 7-9 p.m.
Cost of ticket $50.00 

Labyrinth Forge Brewing Company

Local fundraiser attendees got a taste for Oregon wines and beers! A professional sommelier shared information about how to choose wines to compliment your meals. Local food, cheeses, and hors d'oeuvres were served. Labyrinth Forge Brewing Company is located at 61 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97214. 

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Special Offers

  • Portland Spirit Lunch or Dinner Cruise - Enjoy $10 off a lunch or dinner cruise on the Portland Spirit with the promo code CONF23 (valid 7/11/23 - 7/14/23)! To redeem, please visit or call 503-224-3900. On the website, select "book now," choose "meal cruises, select a date and the number of passengers, add any optional upgrades you might like and add the promo code in the "promotional code" box on the check out page. If you have any questions or difficulty using the promo code, please contact 503-224-3900.
  • Wildwood Adventure Tours offers full and half-day excursions to some of Oregon’s top destinations including Multnomah Falls and the Oregon Coast. They reached out and offered a 10% discount code to all NAHN attendees. Simply use NAHN23PDX at checkout. 

All of Us Journey

The All of Us Journey bus visited Portland! Our backgrounds, lifestyles, and genes play important roles in our health. By studying these factors, researchers may find ways to improve health for you, your family and future generations. Attendees visited the All of Us Journey in Portland on July 13 from 7:30am-6:00pm outside of the NAHN Annual Conference. Learn more through For more information please view the flyer here.

Get NAHN Gear to Wear after the Conference!

Shop bags, apparel, workout gear, and more in the NAHN Store. There's a special-edition Portland conference t-shirt designed by Petra Fimbres and Adrian Ramirez that was available for early-bird registrants to add to their orders, and it is also available now in the online NAHN Store. 


Agenda Outline

NAHN Latino Leadership Institute (LLI) 

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 

  • 9:00am: LLI Welcome and Team Activity

  • 9:30am: Leading from Within: Expanding Your Emotional Capacity to Lead 1.2 CEU 

    • Adrianna Nava, PhD, MPA, MSN, RN; NAHN President

  • 10:30am: Empowering Leadership: Creating Social Movements to Break Equity Gaps 1.2 CEU

    • Norma Cerros, LLM, CEO & Founder of Womerang, Honorary Consul of Sweden for the States of Nuevo Leon & Coahuila, Mexico

  • 11:30am: Lunch Break

  • 11:45am: Pfizer Vaccines and Antiviral Medial update sponsored by Pfizer, Inc.

    • Guaniri Mateu-Petit, PhD; Vaccines Field Medical, US Medical Affairs, Pfizer Inc.

    • Amy J. Khan, MD, MPH; Vaccines Field Medical, US Medical Affairs, Pfizer Inc.

    • Tracy Foo, MD, MPH, MBA; Vaccines Field Medical, US Medical Affairs, Pfizer Inc.

    • Tracy Wilson, DNP, MBe, MSN. Ed., RN, FNP-C; Antiviral Field Medical, US Medical Affairs, Pfizer Inc.

  • 12:45pm: Leadership at the Intersection of Technology & Nursing 1.2 CEU

    • Samantha Mourrain, MS, RN, BSN, Nurse Coordinator, Stanford Hospital & Clinics

  • 1:45pm: Coffee Break

  • 2:00pm: Local Leadership: Igniting Change and Empowering Communities 0.9 CEU

    • Carolina Frantz, MSN, RN, NAHN Pittsburgh Chapter President
    • Ashley Merida, BSN, RN, NAHN Phoenix Chapter President
    • Sylvia Pelroy, BSN, RN, NAHN Angeles del Desierto Chapter President
  • 2:45pm: Understanding Grants and Programming as a NAHN Leader 1.2 CEU

    • Carli Zegers, PhD, MBA, APRN, FNP-BC; NAHN Treasurer & Chair of Finance Committee

  • 3:45pm: Break

  • 4:00pm: Hablemos Claro: Public Speaking for Latino Leaders 1.2 CEU

    • Yvonne Armenta, Public Speaking Coach (LLI & Students)

  • 5:00pm: Chapter Presidents Reception (invitation only) 

NAHN 48th Annual Conference

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

  • 8:30am: Conference registration opens 

  • 12:00pm-5:00pm: NAHN Annual Conference Student Bootcamp (open to all Annual Conference student registrants)

    • 12:00pm: Student Orientation to NAHN & Annual Conference

      • Jennifer Figueroa-Delgado, DNP, ANP-BC, MS, RN

      • Armando Riera, MSN, APRN-BC

      • Jicel Espinosa-Williams, MSN, RN

      • Abraham Delgado, BSN, RN

    • 12:30pm: Building Student Conference Engagement

      • Jennifer Figueroa-Delgado, DNP, ANP-BC, MS, RN

      • Armando Riera, MSN, APRN-BC

    • 1:15pm: Student Mock Interviews Workshop - Presented by NAHN Membership Committee

      • Jennifer Figueroa-Delgado, DNP, ANP-BC, MS, RN

      • Armando Riera, MSN, APRN-BC

      • Patrick Luna, MSN, RN, CEN, NRP

    • 3:45pm: Networking Break with NAHN Leaders (students move to join LLI for final session)

    • 4:00pm: Hablemos Claro: Public Speaking for Latino Leaders 

      • Yvonne Armenta, Public Speaking Coach, Owner of Chats with Yvonne

  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm: Exhibitor move-in 

  • 5:00pm: Chapter Presidents Reception (invitation only); free night for attendees & students

  • 6:00pm: Conference registration closes

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

  • 7:30am: Registration & Information Desk Opens

  • 7:30am - 8:45am: Exhibit Hall Open & Welcome Breakfast (poster set-up for group #1)

  • 8:00am - 8:45am: Business Exchange

  • 9:00am: Opening Ceremonies & Parade of Chapters

  • 9:30am: Hospital at Home immersive experience opens outside the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland

  • 10:05am: Opening Keynote: Mechanisms Through Which the Social Determinants of Health Shape Health Inequities in Latinos 1.2 CEU

    • Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, is Dean and Professor of the Duke University School of Nursing and Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs, Duke University; founding director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) at Duke University. Introduction provided by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

  • 11:15am: Know Your OQ™: Building Nursing Bridges to Improving Oral Health and Overall Health sponsored by Colgate and Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP)

    • Judith Haber, PhD, APRN, FAAN, Executive Director, Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice Program (OHNEP); Professor Emerita, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing 
    • Matilde Hernandez, DDS, MS, MBA, Clinical Research Innovation Manager, Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • 12:00pm: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Lunch Opens, and Exhibit Hall Opens

  • 1:00pm: Poster Session #1 - 1.2 CEU

    • 1. Perinatal Loss: Empowering Nurses in Providing Palliative Care; Nadia Carrasco, MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM & Angelique Silva, MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM, C-ONQS

    • 2. Increase diversity at UCSD Health through a DREAM extern program; Cabiria Lizarraga, MSN

    • 3. Breaking Down Barriers: A Collective Impact Approach to Diversification in Nursing; Jason Ramos, MSN, RN, PHN

    • 4. “Un Asiento en La Mesa”. Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through Implementation of Cultural Excellence Grand Rounds; Misara Bambao, MS, BSN, RN, OCN & Lourdes Grano, RN, BSN, CCT

    • 5. Medicina Gráfica: Raising Dementia Awareness among Hispanics Living on the U.S.-Mexico Border through Educational Comics; Sarah Jimenez, PhD, RN

    • 6. Implementation of the “Time to Turn” Tool, A Pathway to Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries (HAPIs); Roberto Molina Bon, MSN, BSN, RN

    • 7. The Impact of a Spanish-Language Cardiovascular Health Education Session on Knowledge Retention in the Latinx Adult Community; Felipe Santoyo-Cuellar, DNP, MSN, RN, PCCN, CVRN-BC

    • 8. Sources of Well-Being for Hispanic Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence; Evelyn Iriarte, PhD, MSN, RN

    • 9. NAHN Membership Needs Assessment for Scholarship and Research Pathways; Jeneva Gularte-Rinaldo, PhD, RN

    • 10. The Digital Divide: Confronting the NEW Social Determinant of Health Affecting Minorities and Medically Underserved Populations; Nora Hernandez-Pupo, PhD, RN, TNCC

  • 2:00pm: Exhibit Hall Closes

  • 2:15pm: Concurrent Sessions #1 - 1.2 CEU

    • Concurrent A: Education Track - How to Get Accepted: Mastering the Abstract Submission Process presented by NAHN Education Committee: Nora Hernandez-Pupo, PhD, RN; Jacqueline Webb, DNP, FNP-BC, RN; Susana Gonzalez, MHA, MSN, RN

    • Concurrent B: Leadership, Policy, & Advocacy Track Raise Your Voice!  Advocating for Your Community Presented by NAHN Policy & Advocacy Committee: Grace Grau, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CRNP

    • Concurrent C: Leadership, Policy, & Advocacy Track - ¿Me escuchas? Tips on Promoting Your NAHN Chapter & Yourself presented by NAHN Communications Committee: Debora La Torre, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC; Carolina Frantz, MSN, RN; Petra Fimbres – Founder & CEO of LatinaStrong Foundation

  • 3:15pm: Afternoon coffee break sponsored by UPMC

  • 3:45pm: Concurrent Sessions #2 - 0.9 CEU

    • Concurrent A: Education Track - Health Workforce Resources through the National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps Programs, Summer Puckett, MSW

    • Concurrent B: Research Track Latinas Lived Experience of Intimate Partner Violence Amidst the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, Lorena Perez, PhD, MSN-ENL, RN, PHN

    • Concurrent C: Research Track Empowering Nursing Students to Minimize Implicit Biases, Jessica Planas, PhD, RN, MPH, CHES; Maria Krol, DNP

  • 4:45pm: Concurrent Sessions # - 0.9 CEU

    • Concurrent A: Evidence-based Practice Track - With and For the Community: COVID TRACE (Testing, Resources, and Community Engagement), Antonio Davila Jr., DNP; Daisy Arizmendi; David Alvarez-Sanchez

    • Concurrent B: Research Track - Identifying the Differences in Emergency Department Length of Stay and Assignment of the Emergency Severity Index and Hospital Length of Stay for Hispanic Patients and Their Non-Hispanic Counterparts, Carolina Frantz, MSN, RN; Rick Zoucha, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, CTN-A, FTNSS, FAAN; Cecilia Zamarripa, PhD, MSN, RN, CWON; Stephanie Frisch, PhD, RN

    • Concurrent C: Research Track - Mitigating Harm Among Low-Wage Healthcare Workers during Adverse Childhood Experiences Screening: A Disparities Research Framework Adaptation, Adrienne Martinez-Hollingsworth, PhD, MSN, RN, PHN

  • 5:00pm: Hospital at Home immersive experience closes outside the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland


  • 5:30pm: Welcome Reception Begins & Exhibit Hall Opens

  • 6:00pm: Registration & Information Desk Closes

  • 7:30pm: Welcome Reception & Exhibit Hall Closes

Thursday, July 13, 2023

  • 7:30am: Registration & Information Desk Opens

  • 7:30am - 8:45am: Exhibit Hall Open & Breakfast (poster set-up for group #2)

  • 8:00am - 8:45am: Business Exchange

  • 9:00am: 2nd Keynote: Equity in Action: Best Practice Strategies and Consideration to Promote Health and Well-Being of Hispanic Nurses and Patients 1.2 CEU

    • Bertha Hidalgo, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology at University of Alabama at Birmingham; Director, Driving Research: An Interdisciplinary, Vibrant, Engaged Network (DRIVEN); Director, UAB Clinical and Translational Science Training Program (CTSTP). Introduction provided by Pfizer. 

  • 10:15am: Addressing Racism and Racial Reckoning: Creating a Space for Dialogue 1.2 CEU

    • Ernest J. Grant, PhD, DSc(h), RN, FAAN; Interim Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Duke University School of Nursing; Immediate Past President – American Nurses Association; Co-lead for the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing

    • G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN; Senior Inclusion Advisor, American Nurses Association; Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Nursing

    • Jennifer Gil, MSN, RN; Director-at-Large, ANA Board of Directors; Presidential Pre-doctoral Fellow at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research & Associate Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania

    • Cheryl Peterson, MSN, RN, Vice-President, Nursing Programs, American Nurses Association

  • 11:15am: Disparities in Antiviral Treatment Within the Latino Community sponsored by Pfizer

    • Carli Zegers, PhD, MBA, APRN, FNP-BC; Assistant Professor and DEI Director at University of Kansas School of Nursing

  • 12:00pm: Lunch Opens and Exhibit Hall Opens

  • 1:00pm: Poster Session #2 - 1.2 CEU

    • 11. Hispanic Serving Institutions: How do we connect the dots - Teaching strategies for nursing students; Nora Hernandez-Pupo, PhD, RN, TNCC

    • 12. DIVE-IN (Developing Inclusive Voices & Experiences In Nursing) Program - Middle School Success; Jessica Planas, PhD, RN, MPH, CHES

    • 13. NAHN-NY marketing school project. Increasing your chapter’s exposure by building unaccustomed relationships; Roberto Molina Bon, MSM, BSN, RN

    • 14. Adaptation, Acculturation, and Assimilation as Concepts to Achieve Academic Integration of English as an Additional Language Nursing Students; Cristina Dominguez De Quezada, BSN, MSN, PhD, RN, CNE

    • 15. Eliciting Health Priorities of Older Latinos to Guide Care; Melissa Hladek, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC

    • 16. Driving Care to Underserved Communities through Mobile Health; Tina Loarte-Rodriguez, MSN, RN, CIC, CPPS, CPHRM

    • 17. Examining the lived experiences of Latinx nurses during the first wave of COVID-19; Jennifer Sandoval, DNP, MSN, RN

    • 18. Perceived stress is associated with adiposity in midlife Latinas; Andrea Cazales, RN

    • 19. Differences In Predictors Of Cesarean Sections For Foreign Born Vs US Born Mexican American Women Using A Machine Learning Approach; Dominique Gómez DuBois, RN, CNM

  • 2:00pm: Exhibit Hall Closes

  • 2:15pm: Concurrent Sessions #4 - 0.9 CEU

    • Concurrent A: Education Track Nursing Professoriate Pathway Program: From Bench-to-Community; Robert Lucero, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN; Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, PhD, RN

    • Concurrent B: Research Track - Improving Latino Health Literacy with Remote Spanish Instruction for Students in Healthcare (Remote Spanish); Jeneva Gularte-Rinaldo, PhD, RN

    • Concurrent C: Research Track - Multidimensional Frailty, Self-management, and Quality of Life among Hispanics Living with HIV Aged 50+; Evelyn Iriarte, PhD, MSN, RN

  • 3:15pm: Concurrent Session #5 - 0.9 CEU

    • Concurrent A: Evidence-based Practice Track - Move over moral distress, make room for well-being!; Amanda Quintana, DNP, RN, FNP

    • Concurrent B: Research Track - Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: Addressing Intersectionality in Care for Hispanic Rural Colorado; Claudia Amura, PhD, MPH; Rosario Medina, PhD, FNP-BC, ACNP, CNS, FAANP

    • Concurrent C: Research Track Exploring Beliefs, Religiosity, and Acculturation as Influencing factors to Cervical Cancer Screening in Latinx Women; Sylvia Pena, PhD, RN, CNEn

  • 4:00pm: Afternoon coffee break

  • 4:30pm: NAHN Annual Business Meeting

  • 6:00pm: Registration & Information Desk Closes

  • 7:00pm: NAHN Portland Chapter Fundraising Event: Wine Tasting at Labyrinth Forge Brewing Company (separate ticketed event)

Friday, July 14, 2023

  • 7:30am: Registration & Information Desk Open

  • 7:30am: Breakfast

  • 8:00am: Data-Driven Strategies for Diversifying the Nursing Workforce: Making Informed State-Based Policy Decisions 0.9 CEU

    • Jana Bitton, MPA, Executive Director of Oregon Center for Nursing 

  • 8:45am: Break

  • 9:00am: NAHN Grants & Research Projects Update 0.9 CEU

    • All of Us Research Program: Norma Cuellar, PhD, RN, FAAN

    • Us Against Alzheimer’s Brain Health Fellowship, Susana Gonzalez, MHA, MSN, RN, CNML

    • Nurses on Boards Coalition: Veronica Vital, PhD, MSN, RN

  • 9:45am: De Aliados a Cómplices (From Allies to Accomplices) presented by NAHN Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee 0.9 CEU

    • Madeline Feliciano-Weiser, MSN, RN

    • Cristina Dominguez De Quezada, PhD, RN, CNE

    • Kim Kim, MSN, RN, CDCES

  • 10:30am: Morning Coffee Break

  • 11:00am: An Update and Conversation with the Evidence Based Practice and Research Committee presented by NAHN Evidence-based Practice & Research Committee 0.9 CEU

    • Jeneva Gularte-Rinaldo, PhD, RN

    • Jacob Martinez, PhD, RN

    • Rosario Medina, PhD, FNP-BC, ACNP, CNS, FAANP, FAAN

    • Gloria Loera, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

    • Carli Zegers, PhD, MBA, FNP-BC

  • 11:45am: Closing Keynote - The Nursing Shortage: The Pros and Cons of Available Solutions 1.2 CEU

    • Eric Alvarez, Founder and CEO of Grapefruit Health

  • 12:45pm: Closing Remarks

  • 1:00pm: Lunch on one's own

  • 1:30pm: Registration & Information Desk Close

  • 3:00pm: Volunteer Event - Stuffing and organizing school supplies into backpacks for donation (attendees encouraged to bring and donate school supplies)

  • 6:30pm: Gala Reception (tickets required) 

  • 7:00pm: Gala Awards Dinner & Celebration (tickets required)

Saturday, July 15, 2023

  • Board Strategic Planning Session and Orientation (invitation only)


Continuing Nursing Education

NAHN is an approved CE provider by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider #50-14680. There are up to a total of 22.5 CEs possible for the Latino Leadership Institute and NAHN 48th Annual Conference. CEs for this program are available via the NAHN Conference App for each applicable session following the completion of a post-session evaluation.

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors



Thank You to Our Exhibitors

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 4
All of Us Research Program 11
Alzheimer's Association 19
ANA Enterprise 8
Baylor Scott & White Health 21
CHRISTUS Health  14
CVS Health 7
Defense Health Agency Civilian Medical Corps 13
Duke Health 20
Emory School of Nursing 24
Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board, Inc 34
Graceland University - School of Nursing 30
Inova Health System 39
Kenvue 42
Lee Memorial Health System dba Lee Health 40
Mayo Clinic 10
Multnomah County Health Department 33
National University 17 and 18
Oak Street Health 15
Optum 37
Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice 35
Oregon Nurses Association 9
Otsuka 31
PAN Foundation 27
Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing 28
Pfizer, Inc. 22 and 23
Pfizer, Inc. – Vaccines 2
Postpartum Support International 29
Premise Health 44
Providence 16
Purdue Global 41
Samuel Merritt University 38
Seattle Children's 1
Stanford Health Care 6
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing 43
The DAISY Foundation located near registration
UCLA Health 26
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing 12
University of Colorado College of Nursing 25
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing 36
UNM, College of Nursing 3
WorldPoint 32