Ana Pérez

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. Even though she wasn’t a registered nurse yet, Hispanic parents would come to her and ask questions about the health of their children. Ana is now pursuing a career as a pediatric nurse and hopes to start the first National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) chapter in Indiana to provide the support she received from her mentors at the NAHN-Illinois chapter.

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