The Houston Chapter provides an important voice for Hispanic nurses and the Hispanic community. Its members are active in the local health care issues and are committed to increasing educational and professional opportunities for Hispanic nurses and nursing students through networking and mentoring. Its members are also instrumental in providing culturally competent health care for Hispanic consumers.
Every year, over 14,000 U.S. Latinas are diagnosed with breast cancer.If your sister was one of those women, there is something you can do to help. You can join the Sister Study today!
If your “tía,” “abuela” or “mamá” had breast cancer, please ask their sisters to join the Sister Study too!
The National Association of Hispanic Nurses believes joining the Sister Study is a powerful way to honor your sister. Do something that will make a difference by helping find the causes of breast cancer.Women are joining in this effort in the hope that future generations, including our daughters, granddaughters and nieces will be spared.
To our Stars for passing NCLEX-RN:
- NEW EDITION! Nellie Lopez RN BSN graduate of Texas Woman University.
- Reyna Ormeno RN one of our foreign nurses.
- Carol Haaga RN BSN graduate of Texas Woman University
Henrieta Villaescusa (1920-2005) a Hispanic California RN and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurses, was a unique and singular individual. During her long and varied career, Ms. Villaescusa was an instructor, mentor, role model and trailblazer who opened the door for women and Hispanics.
Born in Tucson, Arizona, she attended Mercy College of Nursing, in San Diego, which prepared her for her illustrious nurse career. She received her Bachelors degree from Immaculate Heart College and her Masters from UCLA. It was while working for the L.A. Public Health Dept. that Ms. Villaescusa became the only Hispanic Public Health Supervisor, setting in motion her career of public service in state, national and international areas.
If you are a foreign nurse, and you want to know the steps to become a Registered nurse in the U.S. this article (in Spanish, click here) may be helpful For more information about validating your Degree in Texas, information can be found at http://www.cgfns.org/default-2.shtml or you can contact us.
Across the nation, Hispanic health organizations are shining the spotlight on the health issues facing their communities. Led by doctors, nurses, public-health specialists, mental-health professionals, and community activists, the groups have pulled people together to improve the health of Latino families. Through education and outreach, they are building a national health-care agenda for the diverse ethnic group. At the same time, they work at the grassroots level to encourage people to practice healthier lifestyles.
O God, Help me to be a good nurse.
Make me quick and eager in learning
and wise and efficient in action.
Give me patience with people who are irritating
and demanding and annoying.
Give me firmness with people who are foolish and stubborn
and disobedient and uncooperative.
Give me sympathy with people who are nervous
and anxious and frightened.
Help me to be kind when I need to be kind,
and severe when I need to be severe.
Help me always to remember that,
when I share in the work of healing,
I share in the work of Jesus,
who healed all those who had need of healing.
This I ask for your love's sake, Amen