Arizona College of Nursing is honored to partner with National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN); the leading organization advocating for Latino nurses in communities nationwide. While Latinos represent 18% of the US population, less than 7% of the nursing workforce is of Latino descent. We share NAHN’s commitment to advancing and supporting the growth of Latino nurses both professionally and through education.

As part of its commitment to NAHN, Arizona College of Nursing will cover the cost of national and local dues (where applicable) for Core Nursing students interested in joining NAHN while enrolled as students. This offer is being extended to Core Nursing students at all nursing campuses.

Additionally, Arizona College of Nursing has become a corporate member of NAHN and joined its Council of Business Advisors. Partnering with organizations such as Pfizer, United Health Group, and CVS to develop strategies to support Latino nurses and communities. Arizona College of Nursing will also develop an annual scholarship for pre-licensure nursing students that will be awarded at the annual NAHN conference. The criteria for this scholarship will be developed in partnership with NAHN with the inaugural award scheduled for the summer of 2022.

Since 1975 NAHN has been the nation’s leading professional society for Latino nurses.  With a growing membership in 47 local chapters, NAHN represents the voices of Latino nurses in our country. NAHN is devoted to promoting safe, quality health care delivery to Latino communities and individuals, and recognizes excellence among Latino nurses, provides formal and informal mentoring opportunities, and generally serves as a center of excellence for its members. Their goal is to create a cadre of highly qualified Latino nurses by advancing educational, professional and leadership skills and opportunities for its membership.

Arizona College of Nursing is proud to support the National Black Nurses Association’s (NBNA) mission of ensuring equal access to professional development, promoting educational opportunities, and improving the health of Black and diverse populations. The National Black Nurses Association is the pre-eminent voice advocating for Black nurses in the healthcare community, and we share their commitment to advocate for Black nurses and support their growth both professionally and through education.

As part of its commitment to the National Black Nurses Association, Arizona College of Nursing will cover the cost of national and local dues (where applicable) for Core Nursing students interested in joining the NBNA while enrolled as students. This offer is being extended to Core Nursing students at all nursing campuses. Arizona College of Nursing will also develop an annual scholarship for pre-licensure nursing students that will be awarded at the annual NBNA conference. The criteria for this scholarship will be developed in partnership with the NBNA with the inaugural award scheduled for the summer of 2022.

Founded in 1971, the NBNA is a professional organization representing 308,000 African American registered nurses, licensed vocational/practical nurses, and nursing students in 108 chapters and 34 states. The NBNA’s mission is “to serve as the voice for Black nurses and diverse populations ensuring equal access to professional development, promoting educational opportunities and improving health.” NBNA chapters offer voluntary hours providing health education and screenings to community residents in collaboration with community-based partners, including faith-based organizations, civic, fraternal, hospitals, and schools of nursing.

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We are always looking to build stronger bridges that lead to a brighter future for our students. Through our academic partnerships Arizona College of Nursing is able to provide growing opportunities and resources for current students and alumni. Please contact us today if you are interested in our academic partnership program. Together we can strengthen the future of healthcare.