Thank you, Armando Riera, MSN, NP-BC, RN
August #NAHNSTRONG Honoree Armando Riera, MSN, NP-BC, RN
An advanced practice nurse, Armando is known for his compassion, advocacy, and dedication to underserved populations in his community and in diverse Hispanic populations outside the USA. Locally, Armando has led from the frontlines during the COVID pandemic.
With hundreds and thousands of Hispanics impacted, Armando made a difference in the lives of those with the virus and those who lost loved ones. In addition, providing culturally competent care in communities impacted by COVID has resulted in prevention practices, thus saving lives.
Not only has Armando made a difference in recent months, his social justice advocacy began long before COVID. Through medical missions, Armando partnered with healthcare entities paralleling NAHN’s mission. Determined to improve the health of Hispanic communities, Armando advocates against unjust discrimination of patients, nurses, and healthcare providers. Armando lives for social justice advocacy in the local, state, national and international arenas with a strong and steady voice of change to dismantle healthcare inequities. Armando’s participation in nursing organizations, local and national nursing boards has enhanced his commitment to ensuring vulnerable populations include social supports.
It is for these reasons that Armando extraordinarily deserves the #NAHNSTRONG recognition; Armando is NAHNSTRONG.