Often times Hispanic nurses work in isolation or with few other Hispanic nurse colleagues, NAHN-Illinois offers an opportunity to network with other Hispanic nurses working in diverse areas. NAHN-Illinois members are making contributions by advocating, educating, mentoring, and volunteering in the Latino community to improve health equity, elevate literacy, heighten education, and influence policy. You can enhance your leadership skills by joining a committee and/or running for a board position at the local or national level. The annual NAHN conference and Latino Leadership Institute (LLI) offer a unique opportunity to engage with Hispanic nurses from other chapters, discuss Hispanic health priorities, learn about research updates, and so much more. As a member, you’ll have opportunities to receive continuing education credits at chapter meetings and national conferences. As a NAHN-Illinois member you will have an exciting opportunity to make a larger impact by sharing your nursing experience and skills in the Hispanic communities.
There are many benefits for student nurse members such as mentorship, scholarships, volunteer opportunities, meeting potential employers, and building your nursing network. Here is a short video featuring NAHN student members sharing their personal membership experiences.
Yes, we highly recommend joining NAHN-Illinois to be surrounded by nurses who care about mentoring and supporting you to ensure your success. You will also have an opportunity to meet nursing students and learn about their nursing journey attending various nursing programs throughout the State of Illinois.
Unlicensed healthcare professionals such as certified nursing assistants, medical assistants, patient care technicians and others who work under the direct supervision of a nursing or medical professional are welcomed and encouraged to join the organization and help us fulfill our mission. Corporations may also join NAHN-Illinois.
Yes, we have many Non-Hispanic members and organization affiliates. We welcome anyone who is committed to serving bilingual, bicultural Spanish speaking communities.
Click here to learn more about how to join NAHN-Illinois and the membership fees.
Yes, we recommend including the “Illinois Chapter” in your NAHN membership so you may access the local membership benefits ie. chapter scholarships/awards, letters of recommendation, voting privileges, running for a local board or committee chair position, and other support.
You are not required to attend every chapter meeting to be a member. We do highly encourage that members attend the meetings to gain the most out of their membership.
Chapter meetings are held every 3rd Thursday of the month, 5:30-8p at various hospitals and schools/colleges of nursing. A light meal is provided and time for networking is allotted, 5:30-6p. Meetings include chapter updates and a special topic presentation. Please make sure to RSVP for the meetings so that we can make sure to secure enough space and food for all attendees. Meetings are free to attend, unless otherwise specified.
You can find out meeting details by checking our events page.
We welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about our organization to attend our chapter meeting (unless otherwise specified as a member-only meeting). We hope that you will leave our meeting informed, inspired, and motivated to get involved, beginning by joining NAHN-Illinois.
Join or chair a committee, attend monthly chapter meetings, attend chapter events, volunteer for community engagement events, become a mentor or mentee, and/or run for a board position.
Most of the community engagement events occur during the summer months. Volunteer opportunities will be posted under Volunteer Sign-Up. Volunteer opportunities typically involve providing health screenings, health education, and/or first aid at health fairs, festivals, and other events.
Log in with your membership ID and password that you set up when you became a member through the NAHN website. Click on “My Membership” scroll down to the green button “Renew Now”. If you have any issues contact Cresta Archuleta firstname.lastname@example.org or Susana Gonzalez at email@example.com