News and Resources to Help Navigate the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

NAHN is committed to helping our membership and the communities they serve by providing news, resources and inspiration. 

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NAHN Presents Slate of Officers for 2020 Elections

NAHN presents its slate of officers for President-Elect; Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. Voting is June 10-30. 
Visit our campaign page to learn about these candidates and read their campaign platforms.


Candidates for President-Elect


Candidates for Board of Directors
(Two positions available for a two-year term)

 



Candidates for Nominating Committee

(Three positions available for a two-year term)





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Welcome to the National Association of Hispanic Nurses!

We celebrate the culture, caring and spirit of Hispanic Nurses, the leading voice of health in our communities. 
Since 1975, NAHN has been the nation’s leading professional society for Latino nurses. With a growing membership in 47 local chapters, NAHN represents the voices of Latino nurses in our country. NAHN and its 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. 

 


News Briefs

NAHN Statement on Call for Justice and National Healing

So far in 2020, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) thought our greatest threat was the pandemic, but we were wrong. While we have had months of unprecedented challenges facing the nursing community on the frontlines, our nurses have been fighting more than a pandemic, we are fighting for our communities, relentlessly advocating for marginalized individuals, and unite when injustices occur. We have been working for our communities who time and time again are treated poorly or simply overlooked. As nurses, we show up every day to support those who are victims of systemic racism and inequities in health care.

Today we are standing in solidarity with our allies in the fight against social injustices and to decry the senseless killing of George Floyd at the hand of police because injustices of people of color have become a societal norm that we can no longer tolerate. It has reminded us, yet again, the system is broken, and we call for profound and essential change in order to reach justice, civility, equity, and freedom from the historic and unceasing systemic racism experienced daily.

NAHN will not forget this egregious act. NAHN is committed to being an advocate and agent of change our society needs.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Officers and Board of Directors


NAHN Calls for More Federal Action to Keep Nurses and Hispanic Communities Safe 

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. 

Read more here. 
Read in Spanish here. 

NAHN Focuses on Facts 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. 

 Go here to read and download the entire statement from NAHN.

 




2nd Annual Cinco en Mayo Membership Campaign

NAHN has launched its 2020 spring membership drive. And through the end of June, we will be working to grow our membership. Our Cinco en Mayo Membership Campaign launches during the fifth month of the year and we have a goal to grow our membership by 5%.

Here are a few reasons to join and maintain your membership in NAHN:

  • NAHN’s members are its lifeblood. We depend on our dedicated membership to fulfill our important mission of advancing the health in Hispanic communities and to lead, promote and advocate the educational, professional, and leadership opportunities for Hispanic nurses.
  • NAHN celebrates nurses. Through social media, special activities, and promotional events, NAHN’s chapters work hard to promote the nursing profession and the power of equity, diversity and inclusion in health care.
  • NAHN has an important voice in policy and advocacy. When we speak, our policy makers listen. There is strength in numbers.
  • NAHN has 47 chapters across the state. These chapters offer local meetings, networking, scholarships, and camaraderie. Visit our Chapter listing to see if there is a chapter in your state, and if there is, please join NAHN national and your local chapter too.
  • NAHN believes in education.Through our Annual Conference, Latino Leadership Institute, Chapter Functions, Webinars and Scholarships. We support our members’ professional development endeavors. 

Please join today!

 

Save the Date! 
On July 17 Plan to Join NAHN's Virtual Annual Business Meeting and Celebrate Our 45th Anniversary at a Virtual Gala

Save the Date for NAHN’s Virtual Annual Business Meeting and Virtua Awards & Scholarships Gala, Friday, July 17! The Annual Business Meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m. ET and the Gala will begin at 8:00 p.m. ET. There is no charge to participate, but pre-registration is required for both events. Watch your email and check the website for the “Registration Open Now” announcement to come soon. All members are invited and encouraged to participate!

The annual business meeting is a function and requirement of NAHN’s bylaws. The meeting serves to inform members of previous and future activities and gives NAHN members the opportunity to add their voice to the important business of governance.

The Gala will recognize recipients of NAHN scholarships and awards, and will include recognition of outgoing Board members’ service and the swearing-in of the 2020-2022 Board. This is a celebratory event! Members are encouraged to wear cocktail attire and have on hand something with which to participate in our virtual toast in celebration of our honorees and leaders and in recognition of NAHN’s 45th anniversary!

Hispanic Role Models in Health Care Careers

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

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