On behalf of NAHN-MI President, Mary Martinez-McCormick, FNP-BC, and the members of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses-Michigan Chapter (NAHN-MI), I am pleased to announce that our 2015 Scholarship Application is now available. This year we will be awarding four (4) $1000 scholarships to nursing students. The application due date is October 9th.
We will be awarding the scholarships at our Annual Fall Gala on Friday, November 6, 2015.
Please forward the scholarship to any Hispanic nursing students you know who are enrolled in a nursing program in Michigan or Ohio. See the attached application for specific criteria.
We appreciate any and all assistance in "spreading the word". You may not be aware that Hispanic nurses only make up
3 - 3.6% of nurses in the United States. Our Association feels strongly that this number needs to increase as the US population of Hispanics is approximately 17% and growing.
Please contact us with any questions about NAHN-MI or the Scholarship.
Dottie Rodriguez, MSN, RN, ANP-BC
2015 NAHN MI Chapter Scholarship Chair
Mary McCormick, MS, RN, FNP-BC
President, NAHN-MI Chapter
Please download the file for the application. Thank You!!
In 1985, the movie “Back to the Future” showed a future where flat-screen wall mounted TVs, electronic tablets, video conferencing, and wearable technology were a part of every day life, even though none of those things existed at the time. In the same way, thirty years ago no one imagined a health care environment that included GPS tracking, scripts that “teach” nurses how to introduce themselves, and the dangers of posting too much information to Facebook.
Now that future exists and like maneuvering a flying hoverboard, nurses must learn how to navigate their workplaces. From the violation of workplace rights to infection prevention to the impact of technology on nurses’ practice, it’s time to fire up the DeLorean and make sure our present and our future benefit both patients and nurses.
Join us on Thursday, October 1 at the Southfield Westin Detroit to gain workplace advocacy skills for your patients, yourself and the nursing profession. It’s time to make sure nursing’s voice is heard now and in the future.
Visit the hyperlink in blue for more information on the event and registration.
We hope you will join us for this low cost, valuable opportunity to network and enhance your leadership skills.
2015 Nursing Leadership Summit Join us September 10-11, 2015
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, Detroit-Dearborn
Advancing Leadership - Advancing Health
Register Here with the coupon code ACE for $25 off regular registration
Nursing Students can register for the low rate of $50.
Nurses from around the state will meet to explore leadership at all levels and create a personal action plan for advancement.
Who will be there? Nurses, Nursing Students, Community Partners, Educators, Clinicians, Researchers, and more!
From addressing inequities in public health to representing the nursing profession in the boardroom, learn how to advance your career through enhanced leadership and advance health in your community and your state.
On July 30th we joined thousands of RN’s and other community allies across the country in a National Day of Action around Medicare’s 50th anniversary. Rn’s called for the expansion of the program and rallied support around HR 676 which would expand the program to the entire population thus creating a single-payer systems. While there I was able to meet many nurses and even a founding member of MNA. We shared our thoughts on the importance of the bill, and why there should be universal medicare. We rallied with signs and walked the streets of Detroit in attempt to spread the word about Medicare for everyone.
We then met at a church where many people including Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and even patients shared their thoughts on the need for medicare. The day wrapped up with a panel of discussion and lunch. I learned many things from attending this event, and I am proud to say that i am an advocate for universal medicare!
Written by Tabatha Sack ~ Community Health Director
Thank you for your support & sponsorship!