Welcome To NAHN’s Houston Texas Chapter

At the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), 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 and more than 40 local chapters, NAHN represents the voices of Latino nurses across the country. NAHN and its chapters are committed to advancing health in Hispanic communities and to lead, promote and advocate for educational, professional, and leadership opportunities for Hispanic nurses. For professional support that can only be found here, Join NAHN. To learn more about our association, read the NAHN Bylaws.

About the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)

Since 1975, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) has been the nation’s leading professional society for Latino nurses. With a growing membership and more than 40 local chapters, NAHN, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, represents the voices of Latino nurses throughout the United States.

NAHN is devoted to promoting safe, quality health care delivery to Latino communities and individuals, and we recognize excellence among Latino nurses, provide formal and informal mentoring opportunities, and generally serve as a center of excellence for our members. Our goal is to create a cadre of highly-qualified Latino nurses by advancing educational, professional and leadership skills and opportunities for our membership. In addition, we work to recruit additional Latinos into the nursing profession because, while Latinos represent 18% of the US population, less than 7% of the nursing workforce is of Latino descent.

NAHN members advocate, educate, volunteer, seek partnerships, and conduct programming in the Latino community to improve outcomes, elevate literacy, heighten education, and influence policy. We also work collaboratively with others to improve health equity and to create a future in which everyone regardless of race or ethnicity has opportunities to be healthy.

Our Impact

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NAHN addresses the largest healthcare challenges facing Latinos using NAHN members who uniquely understand the challenges to providing better healthcare to America’s fastest growing segment of the population — the Latino community. Our organization:

  • Connects culturally competent healthcare professionals to Hispanic health issues
  • Projects a unified voice for Hispanic health issues
  • Concentrates efforts to target disease states and decrease health disparities among Latinos
  • Raises awareness and support for effective health policy and programs
  • Promotes the nursing profession to increase engagement, retention and prepare nurses to lead change
  • Expands awareness and reach through the implementation of community programs
  • Enhances cultural competence to improve Latino patient care

NAHN Mission, Goals and Values

NAHN is committed to advancing the health in Hispanic communities and to lead, promote and advocate the educational, professional, and leadership opportunities for Hispanic nurses.

  1. Provide a forum for nurses to analyze and evaluate the health care needs of the Hispanic community.
  2. Promote the safety and the quality of health care delivery services for the Hispanic community
  3. Identify barriers in the implementation and delivery of health services to Hispanic consumers and recommend appropriate solutions to local, state, and federal agencies.
  4. Develop, test, and promote culturally sensitive models of intervention that provide effective nursing care for Hispanic communities.
  5. Disseminate 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.
  6. Disseminate research findings related to Hispanic population to increase awareness of the specific health care needs of Hispanics.
  7. Advocate for policy changes and perspectives – related to Hispanic health care needs – to local, state, and federal agencies in order to impact the allocation of resources for the Hispanic population.
  8. Collaborate with, and provide assistance to, other Hispanic health care professionals in meeting each other’s established goals.
  9. Represent in voice and action the number of licensed Hispanic nurses in the US.
  10. Serve as consultants in providing culturally sensitive services to Hispanic consumers (patients, nurses, and students).
  11. Identify barriers to quality education for Hispanic nursing students and recommend appropriate solutions to state, local, and federal agencies.
  12. Promote the recruitment and retention of Hispanic students in nursing education programs, in order to increase the number of bilingual and bicultural nurses who may provide culturally sensitive nursing care to Hispanic consumers.
  13. Advance the educational, professional, and leadership skills of Hispanic nurses in order to increase the number of Hispanic researchers, administrators, and educators.

We, the members of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses:

  • Engage in respectful, collaborative, purposeful and positive dialogue in the interest of a healthy organizational culture that creates value for the organization and the community.
  • Nurture and mentor our members by sharing knowledge, skills and resources to develop nurse leaders that will effectively impact the healthcare well-being of our communities.
  • Strive for excellence and integrity, both in the profession and in our daily lives.
  • Embrace innovation and forward-thinking, focusing on strategic outcomes that address the needs of our organization and our communities.

We celebrate the culture, caring, and spirit of Hispanic nurses who are the leading voice of health in our communities.