Brain Health Equity Nurse Fellowship


brain health 2023


New Paid Fellowship Opportunity - Apply by January 1, 2023 

NAHN is proud to partner with UsAgainstAlzheimer’s to launch a new nurse fellowship to train a cohort of our members to be brain health ambassadors. Fellows will gain national exposure and earn a stipend while learning how to promote brain health in their communities. The fellowship will run from February - August 2023, require a commitment of approximately 25 hours total, and will include a $2,000 stipend. We encourage early career candidates, including nursing students, to apply!

The Fellowship program is designed to achieve the following objectives:

  • Improve Knowledge: Provide you with tailored continuing education on Alzheimer’s and related dementias to address brain health knowledge gaps.

  • Cultivate Leadership: Provide you with the leadership skills and content needed to promote tailored brain health education among your peers and in your community.

  • Facilitate Networking and Linking: Connect you to a national network of nurses and experts working at the intersections of brain health, public health, and health equity to create opportunities for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and linking of local resources.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a registered nurse or a student enrolled in an accredited nursing program

  • Be a current member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) or National Black Nurses Association (NBNA)

  • Special consideration will be given to early career candidates, including nursing students!   


Application Requirements:

  • Fill out an online application by Jan. 1, 2023. No late applications will be accepted.

  • Submit your current resume/CV

  • Optional letter of endorsement from your local NAHN chapter




Congratulations to the 2022 NAHN Brain Health Equity Fellows

Congratulations to the NAHN Members selected for the 2022 Brain Health Equity Nurse Fellowship!

  • Mia Alcala, DNP, RN, CNS, CEN -  Oakdale, CA
  • Susana Gonzalez, MHA, MSN, RN, CNML - Chicago, IL
  • Mario Peregrino, Student - Los Angeles, CA
  • Maria Perez, PhD, RNC-OB, LHRM, CHEP, HC - Hialeah, FL
  • Dyanne Rodriguez, DNP, RN, MPH - Edmonton, Canada
  • Luz Santana, MSN, RN, CMCN, ACRN, CGMT-BC, CDMS, CCM - Brooklyn, NY

The Brain Health Equity Nurse Fellowship is led by the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Center for Brain Health Equity in collaboration with NAHN and the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Healthy Brain Initiative. Six members of NAHN and six members of NBNA will participate in the inaugural class to improve brain health and Alzheimer’s disease knowledge, cultivate leadership, and promote conversations across a national network of nurses and experts working at the intersections of brain health, public health, and health equity.