In January of 1986, Jesusita Pedroza-Sepulveda RN brought together the founding committee who identified the many needs of healthcare delivery system for the Hispanic community. Recognizing that the lack of Hispanic Nurses and other healthcare professionals affected access to care for the entire Hispanic Community.
This association continues to increase awareness of nursing, improve access to care by providing educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic Nurses in Illinois. In 1994 the Illinois Hispanic Nurses Association was created, known as IHNA. IHNA has since, adopted the National title, so we are now known as NAHN-Illinois.
To assess the safety and quality of healthcare delivery services.
To collaborate with other organizations committed to serving bilingual, bicultural Spanish speaking communities and increasing the pipeline of Hispanic nurses.
To provide a forum for Hispanic Nurses to analyze and evaluate the healthcare needs of the community.
Pre-Nursing / Mentorship Chair
Rush Copley Medical CenterLinkedinlahernandez.email@example.com
Scholarship & Awards Co-ChairLinkedinsusanagonzalez.firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Chair and Professor
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of NursingLinkedinaperez@siue.edu
Membership Recruitment & Retention Co-Chair
Lurie Children's HospitalLinkedinnngarcia@luriechildrens.org
Scholarship & Awards Co-Chair
Resurrection University College Of NursingLinkedin
ASI Home Care Agency Nurse Consultant