The first NAHN Conference I ever attended was in Washington, DC in 2010...the title (still timely) was "Transforming Policy to Support Healthy Communities for Latinos". I was a fairly new nurse at the time and I was beginning my doctoral coursework. Attending this conference opened my eyes in many ways...for the first time I was surrounded by nurses who looked like me, nurses who held advanced degrees, nurses who worked in every field, and nurses who are leaders locally, nationally and internationally. I was inspired and re-energized after meeting first-hand Hispanic nurses who held doctorates in nursing...that helped strengthen my belief that I could achieve the same success. And now I am blessed to say that I consider so many members of NAHN...Mi Familia. I hope you will consider attending a NAHN conference to have a similar experience. You never know who you’ll meet who will help change your career in a way you may have never expected.
Visit www.nahnnet.org and learn how to join our family and attend our conference July 31-Aug 3 in Cleveland, Ohio.
-Elizabeth Aquino, PhD, RN
“The National Association of Hispanic Nurses does not support the current policy of separating children from their families as they seek to enter the United States without documentation.”
Norma G. Cuellar PhD, RN, FAAN
President-Elect National Association of Hispanic Nurses
NO MEETING FOR JULY 2018
See you at the NAHN conference! (next chapter meeting-August 16th)
NAHN Annual Conference July 30-Aug 3, 2018 in Cleveland, OH.
Registration is open for NAHN's 43rd Annual Conference in Cleveland. Visit NAHN's Conference websitefor the schedule and registration portal! Login to your NAHN Member Account and ensure your Profile information is up-to-date. Then register online for the NAHN 2018 Annual Conference – if you have a group of 5 or more people attending the conference then you will receive a discount by using promo code: ILLGRP2018 at Checkout.
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