NAHN 48th Annual Conference



Register Now - Early Bird Extended!

Join us in Portland, Oregon from July 11-14 for the NAHN 48th Annual Conference! The scientific program will be 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 will be 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 is a full-day professional workshop hosted by NAHN prior to the Annual Conference programming. LLI is 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. NAHN Chapter Presidents will receive waived registration for LLI, and additional chapter or non-chapter leaders can register at the rates listed below.  


Registration Rates - Early Bird Extended to June 5!

Registration for the NAHN 48th Annual Conference and Latino Leadership Institute will open in late spring 2023. NAHN members will be notified in our weekly member e-newsletter, and non-members can join our email distribution list below.

NAHN 48th Annual Conference Registration Rates (July 12-14)
(ends 6/5)
(ends 7/3)

Full Conference Passes
Note: Gala ticket included.

Member $599 $649 $699
Non-member $749 $779 $824
Student member $300 $350 $400
Student non-member $350 $400 $350

One-Day Passes
Note: Gala ticket NOT included
Member $249 $275 $300
Non-member $300 $325 $375
Student member $150 $175 $200
Student non-member $175 $200 $225


NAHN 2023 Latino Leadership Institute (July 11)
NAHN Chapter President FREE
Additional Chapter Leader $119
Non-Chapter Leader $199

Conference Location

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

To book a room at the discounted rate of $214 for single bed rooms or $244 for double bed rooms, please click on the following booking link: NAHN 2023. In an effort to meet our contractual agreements with the hotel, we ask that all attendees needing a hotel room choose this hotel. Should you need additional assistance or to book outside our contracted dates of July 10-14, 2023, please contact reservations at 1-800 HILTONS or the hotel directly at 503-281-6111. Please note that double rooms are not currently available on 7/10 but are available beginning 7/11, and availability is subject to change. Hotel reservations in our room block close on Friday, June 16, 2023. Reservations may or may not be available after this date and will likely be at an increased rate.

Please note: only registered attendees are eligible for the discounted hotel rate. Non-registered individuals will be required to pay the regular hotel rate. Please be sure to register in advance of booking your room.


Airfare Discounts

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for NAHN Annual Conference attendees. Please use the link below to book your flights. You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST) and refer to Meeting Event Code NY26W. There is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via Delta's reservation 800 number. 

Portland Activities and Offers

Info & Resources:

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.

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Preliminary Agenda Outline

Note: Subject to Change.

NAHN Latino Leadership Institute (LLI) 

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 

  • 9:00am: LLI Welcome

  • 9:15am: Leading from Within: Expanding Your Emotional Capacity to Lead – Adrianna Nava, PhD, MPA, MSN, RN; NAHN President

  • 10:30am: Coffee Break

  • 10:45am: Grants and Programming as a NAHN Chapter – Carli Zegers, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC; NAHN Treasurer & Chair of Finance Committee

  • 12:00pm: Lunch Session Sponsored by Pfizer

  • 1:00pm: Intersection of Technology & Nursing – Samantha Mourrain, MS, RN, BSN, Nurse Coordinator, Stanford Hospital & Clinics

  • 2:00pm: Chapter Cafecito – Chapters lead a panel on chapter marketing, policy, local mentorship, & new chapter development; Carolina Frantz, MSN, RN, NAHN Pittsburgh Chapter President; Sylvia Peloy, BSN, RN, NAHN Angeles del Desierto Chapter President; Ashley Merida, BSN, RN, NAHN Phoenix Chapter President

  • 3:30pm: Afternoon Break (networking with students)

  • 3:45pmHablemos Claro: Public Speaking for Latino Leaders – 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

    • 12:45pm: Building Student Conference Engagement  - Jennifer Figueroa-Delgado, DNP, ANP-BC, MS, RN & Armando Riera, MSN, APRN-BC

    • 1:30pm: Student Mock Interviews Workshop - Presented by NAHN Membership Committee

    • 3:30pm: Afternoon Networking Break with NAHN Leadership

    • 3:45pm: Hablemos Claro: Public Speaking for Latino Leaders - Public Speaking Coach Yvonne Armenta

  • 1:00pm-4:00pm: Exhibitor move-in and poster setup

  • 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: Welcome Breakfast

  • 7:30am - 8:45am: Exhibit Hall Open

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

  • 10:00am: Opening Keynote: Mechanisms Through Which the Social Determinants of Health Shape Health Inequities in Latinos, 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: Plenary Session Sponsored by Pfizer. 

  • 12:00pm: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Lunch Opens, and Exhibit Hall Opens

  • 1:00pm: Poster Session #1

    • Perinatal Loss: Empowering Nurses in Providing Palliative Care; Nadia Carrasco, MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Sources of Well-Being for Hispanic Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence; Maria Jose Baeza, PhD(c), BSN

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

    • 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 #

    • 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

    • Concurrent A: Education TrackHealth Workforce Resources through the National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps Programs, Summer Pucket, MSN, RN

    • 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 #

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

    • Concurrent B: Research TrackIdentifying 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; Stephanie Frisch, PhD

    • 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

  • 5:30pm: 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: Welcome Breakfast

  • 7:30am - 8:45am: Exhibit Hall Open

  • 8:00am: Business Exchange during Breakfast

  • 9:00am: 2nd Keynote: Equity in Action: Best Practice Strategies and Consideration to Promote Health and Well-Being of Hispanic Nurses and Patients; 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; 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; Clinical Nurse, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Cheryl Peterson, MSN, RN, Vice-President, Nursing Programs, American Nursing Association

  • 11:15am: Plenary Session to be announced

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

  • 1:00pm: Poster Session #2

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

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

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

    • 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

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

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

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

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

    • 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

    • 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 TrackMultidimensional Frailty, Self-management, and Quality of Life among Hispanics Living with HIV Aged 50+; Evelyn Iriarte, PhD, MSN, RN

  • 3:15pm: Concurrent Session #5

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

    • Concurrent B: Research TrackMedication 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

  • 7:0pm: WA Chapter Fundraising Event: Wine Tasting (optional - NAHN Chapter: separate ticketed event)

Friday, July 14, 2023

  • 7:30am: Registration & Information Desk Open

  • 7:30am: Breakfast

  • 8:00am - 8:45am: Jana Bitton, MPA, Executive Director of Oregon Center for NursData-Driven Strategies for Diversifying the Nursing Workforce: Making Informed State-Based Policy Decisionsing

  • 9:00am: NAHN Grants and Research Projects Update

  • 9:45am: De Aliados a Cómplices (From Allies to Accomplices) presented by NAHN Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee: Madeline Feliciano-Weiser, MSN, RN; Cristina Dominguez De Quezada, PhD, RN, CNE; Kim Kim, MSN, RN

  • 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: 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 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)

Thank You to Our Sponsors

nahn sponsors
Thank You to Our Exhibitors
  • Agency for Heathcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • All of Us
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • ANA Enterprise
  • Baylor Scott & White Health
  • CHRISTUS Health Spohn
  • CVS Health
  • The DAISY Foundation
  • Defense Health Agency Civilian Medical Corps
  • Duke Health
  • Emory University School of Nursing
  • Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board, Inc
  • Graceland University
  • Inova Health System
  • Kenvue
  • Lee Health
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Multnomah County Health Department
  • National University
  • Oak Street Health
  • Optum Health
  • Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice
  • Oregon Nursing Association (ONA)
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization
  • PAN Foundation
  • Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing
  • Pfizer
  • Postpartum Support International
  • Premise Health
  • Providence
  • Purdue Global
  • Samuel Merritt University
  • Seattle Children's
  • Stanford Health Care
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • UAB School of Nursing
  • UCLA Health
  • University of Michigan School of Nursing
  • University of New Mexico College of Nursing
  • UPMC
  • WorldPoint