Membership

Membership

Who are our Members?

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) represents the interests of the over 110,000 Hispanic/Latino Nurses in the US. With over 3,000 active/inactive members, NAHN, is a non-profit professional society committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of Hispanic nurses by providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses. Our members embody the nursing profession at all levels–from clinicians to university professors and administrators. Their specialties span all the medical fields, from generalists to nursing specialists.

Types of Memberships:
  1. General: This class shall include any nurse licensed in the United States and its jurisdictions and who is interested in helping to solve the healthcare problems and support the healthcare needs of the Hispanic community.
  2. Nursing Affiliate: This class shall include any unlicensed health care professional (Certified Nursing Assistants, Medical Assistants, Patient Care Technicians, etc.) who works under the direct supervision of a nursing (RN/NP) or medical professional (MD/DO/PA). The nursing affiliate supports the mission of NAHN and is interested in exploring career opportunities in the nursing profession.
  3. International Associate: This class shall include any nurse licensed in their country of origin that does not reside in the United States and its jurisdictions but is of Hispanic ancestry and is interested in helping to solve the healthcare problems and support the healthcare needs of the Hispanic community.
  4. Student (Unlicensed): This class shall include any unlicensed student enrolled in a pre-licensure nursing program leading to a nurse licensure or someone currently enrolled in pre-requisite nursing coursework leading to a nursing program or a prelicensure nursing program that is interested in helping to solve the healthcare problems and supports the healthcare needs of the Hispanic community.
  5. Emeritus: This class shall include any nurse who is at least sixty-two (62) years of age, is no longer employed full-time in the occupation of nursing, and has helped to solve the healthcare problems and supports the healthcare needs of the Hispanic community during her /his career.
  6. Honorary: This class shall include any individual who has gained national recognition in the field of nursing or contributed to the health care of Hispanic communities, having been recommended by at least two members and having received a three-fourth (3/4) vote of the Board of Directors in the affirmative during an Annual Meeting.
  7. Corporate: This class shall include any corporation that is interested in helping to solve the healthcare problems and supports the healthcare needs of the Hispanic community. Click here for more information.
  8. Affiliate: This class shall include any individual other than those who qualify for previous categories who is interested in helping to solve the healthcare problems and supports the healthcare needs of the Hispanic community.

* Voting Membership: General and Emeritus are the only categories with voting privileges.
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National Benefits

As a member of NAHN™, you have a voice in national issues impacting the health care of Hispanics. All members are eligible to participate in NAHN™ activities, to be candidates for NAHN™ elected positions, and participate in the election of NAHN™ board members. Benefits of membership include continuing education, professional networking, and leadership development.

  • Reduced rates as some of NAHN Corporate Members educational facilities, including Walden University and Excelsior College.
  • Reduced registration fees at annual conference
  • Continuing Education Unit (CEU) opportunities at the national conference
  • Subscription to the NAHN™’ quarterly journal, Hispanic Health Care International (HHCI)
  • Quarterly electronic newsletter
  • Scholarship opportunities for students
  • Awards for community service and education excellence
  • Chance to serve on NAHN’s board and committees
  • A forum for nurses to analyze and evaluate the health care needs of the Hispanic community
  • Opportunities to disseminates research findings and policy perspectives related to Hispanic health care needs to local, state, and federal agencies in order to impact policy making and the allocation of resources
  • Networking other Hispanic health care professionals
  • Supporting national health care initiatives as a united force
Chapter Benefits

Local chapters provide members with the opportunity to the address issues impacting health care of Hispanics at the local and state levels. Benefits of chapter membership include local continuing education, professional and social networking.

  • Local awards and scholarships
  • Regular meetings to discuss local community issues
  • Chapter newsletter to keep up-to-date on local activities, events, and job opportunities
  • Local and regional networking opportunities
  • Chapter events including local conferences, leadership training and networking receptions
  • Student nurse mentorship programs