2010 Awards

The postmark deadline for the 2010 awards is May 19, 2010.

The NAHN established the Ildaura Murillo-Rohde Award for Education Excellence, the Henrietta Villaescusa Community Service Award, the Janie Menchaca Wilson Leadership Award and the Nurse of the Year award to honor Hispanic nurses through the country and provide them with special recognition. This is also an opportunity for NAHN to be recognized and for NAHN members’ recognition of NAHN. Hispanic nurses will be honored for their work in the community as well as for their spirit and dedication to serving the Hispanic community.

National awards are an excellent opportunity for all members to celebrate their activities and to recognize their accomplishments as they see what a great profession they have chosen. NAHN awards are a chance for members to show off their creativity and have some fun depicting what a Hispanic nurse means. The annual celebration of awards recognizes accomplishments and current endeavors of members of the NAHN.

ILDAURA MURILLO-ROHDE AWARD FOR EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

This award is presented to honor NAHN members who have distinguished themselves in any scholarship area and/or nursing education. Qualifications for the award are any one or all of the following categories:

  • Outstanding contributions in nursing education, research, and practice
  • Recognized commitment to excellence in nursing
  • Distinguished clinical expertise

HENRIETTA VILLAESCUSA COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

This award is presented by to honor NAHN members who have contributed to the improvement of health in the Hispanic community. Qualifications for the award are any or all of the following categories:

  • Outstanding contributions as demonstrated by policy or program involvement of
  • Regional or national significance
  • Distinguished community health practice
  • Publicly recognized commitment to improving the health of the Hispanic Community

JANIE MENCHACA WILSON LEADERSHIP AWARD

This award is presented to honor NAHN members who have distinguished themselves as nursing leaders.

AWARD CRITERIA:

  • Outstanding leadership contributions at the community, state or national level
  • Leadership reflected in the areas of planning, practice, or implementation of a program that has impacted the Hispanic community

SARAH GOMEZ ERLACH HUMANITARIAN AWARD

This award honors NAHN members who seek to improve health delivery to the rural poor and migrant farm workers and their families.  Qualifications for the award are any or all of the following categories:

  • Initiating or implementing health program(s) for the economically disadvantaged and/or migrant farm workers and their families.
  • Publicly recognized statewide or national rural health program(s).
  • Advocacy and commitment to public health services to the economically disadvantaged and/or migrant farm workers and their families.

NURSE OF THE YEAR

This Award is for a NAHN nurse 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).

The 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.
  • Innovation
  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Advocacy

Specific Requirements:

  1. Active member of NAHN
  2. A typed letter by a NAHN member using 12 font Times New Roman nominating the individual or self nomination, which includes a written description of the program, intervention, or strategy
  3. Two additional letters of recommendation
  4. Current curriculum vitae, past five (5) years

Awards will be presented at the 35th Annual NAHN Conference Awards Ceremony on July 24th, 2010 in Washington, DC

INSTRUCTIONS FOR NOMINATION (For Education Excellence, Community Service Humanitarian & Leadership Awards)

  • The Nominations Forms may be photocopied for multiple nominations
  • All nominations must be type using 12 font new times roman and double space.
  • All nominations submitted become property of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)
  • In addition to nominations form colleagues, clients, administrators, or co-workers, NAHN members are encourage to nominate themselves
  • 300 words or less description of the nominee’s qualifications/accomplishments

Please submit the complete package postmarked by May 19, 2010 to:

Juan F. Perez, R.N. B.S.N

CHAIR, AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC NURSES

1455 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W. Suite 400

Washington, DC 20004

Download the Ildaura Murillo-Rohde Award for Academic Excellence Application Form

Download the Henrietta Villaescusa Community Award Application Form

Download the Janie Menchaca Wilson Leadership Award Application Form

Download the Sarah Gomez Erlach Humanitarian Award Application Form

Download the word document version of the 2010 awards requirements and information.

Download the 2010 Nurse of the Year Award Application Form

Download a Word Document Version of the Nurse of the Year Award Information and Requirements