Hispanics in Nursing The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) is profiling Hispanic nurses in a new radio campaign -- Carreras en Enfermería / Hispanics in Nursing -- to spark the interest of persons looking for rewarding and fulfilling career opportunities to grow professionally as a nurse.
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Ana Perez recently graduated from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. When she was younger, Ana was hospitalized and had to undergo a surgical procedure. While in the hospital, she realized how many interactions a patient has with a nurse and how vital that role is. That experience opened Ana’s eyes to the career opportunities in the nursing field and a bright future that her immigrant parents would want for her. During her clinicals in the maternity labor and delivery unit, Ana realized the need for Spanish-speaking nurses.
Out of the 3,000,000 registered nurses in the U.S., Hispanics represent only 3.6% even though Hispanics make up 17% of the U.S. population. Many Hispanic students and parents are not aware of the multiple opportunities that exist in the nursing fields.