National Association of Hispanic Nurses Launches the Second Year of Campaign to Increase Diversity in Nursing
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2016 — Building on the success of its campaign Hispanics in Nursing launched in 2015, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) and Hispanic Communications Network-La Red Hispana announced the second phase of a national bilingual campaign to increase diversity in nursing. This year’s campaign includes the launch of public service-style radio messages featuring true stories and personal experiences of 21 real-life nursing students who seek to inspire Hispanic students to seriously consider the possibility of pursuing a nursing career. “Our 21 NAHN role models took time while in nursing school to volunteer and share their personal stories of challenges and solutions, for which we are grateful” said Angie Millan, DNP, RN, FAAN, Project Director of the grant. “NAHN is delighted to partner with HCN for a second year to feature these nursing students in the role model radio and video interviews.”
“Hispanics in Nursing was designed to address the educational and professional disparities in the healthcare field, increasing the exposure of successful Hispanic role models in the nursing profession”, said NAHN President, Daniel M. Suarez, MA, RN.
The goal of the five-year campaign is to inform Hispanic men and women of all ages about careers in the field of health, especially in nursing, as well as the requirements for completion. Although it is aimed at Spanish speakers, many materials and resources will be offered in both English and Spanish.
“The campaign highlights the profiles of nursing students and access to Hispanic nurses who can be personal and professional mentors along the entire educational route to a career in nursing. This initiative provides an unprecedented level of support”, said Alison Rodden, CEO of Hispanic Communications Network.
Nursing mentors share the same passion, dedication and commitment to service that has made them successful not only personally, in many cases as role models for other family members, but also in a professional and economical sense because nursing is a career that offers professional flexibility and a good salary.
The interviews will not only be available at www.hispanicsinnursing.org but also in bilingual format at www.carrerasenenfermeria.org. Prospective nursing students can access contact information for qualified nursing professionals willing to serve as mentors.
NAHN National Association of Hispanic Nurses® is a non-profit professional association 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. NAHN is also dedicated to the improvement of the quality of health and nursing care of Hispanic consumers. Founded in 1975, today NAHN’s community of members, supporters and social followers is 5,000 and growing. Follow NAHN on Twitter @NAHNNursing.
Hispanic Communications Network (HCN)-La Red Hispana is a mission-driven media and cause marketing organization based in Washington, DC. HCN serves as the largest producer of media content with an educational focus to improve quality of life for Spanish-speaking consumers in the United States. HCN’s primary mission since 1982 has been the production of daily radio programming on issues such as immigration, health, finance, the environment, workforce development, civic engagement, and information relevant to Hispanic public education and outreach campaigns. The company’s digital affiliate network launched in the fall of 2015. For more information visit www.hcnmedia.com and www.laredhispana.org.
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