Nurse of the Year
The NAHN Nurse of the Year Award is for a nurse, who is a member of the NAHN National Association of Hispanic Nurses, who has developed a creative and innovative program, intervention, or strategy in one of the following areas:
* Improving the quality of health care in the Hispanic community (narrowing health care disparity).
* Recruitment, retention, professional career development (increasing the number of Hispanic nurses at all educational and professional levels).
* NAHN organizational development at local, state, and/or the national level (growth, effectiveness, and communication within NAHN organizations, and with the community it serves).
Evaluative criteria are as follows:
* Contribution to improving the health care of the Hispanic community across the life span, birth to end-of-life, in any health care environment.