• Network with other nurses within and outside of the Garden State chapter of NAHN.  This serves to promote the profession by way of shared experiences and overcoming challenges.
  • ​Forge alliances with community organizations, nursing schools, hospitals and health care facilities in both the private and public health sectors of New Jersey. By aligning our resources we can target our communities and public health sectors of New Jersey without duplicating services; i.e.: providing cost savings by eliminating redundancy.
  • Network to create a forum to share best practices, event sponsorship, and job opportunities for chapter members.


  • Professional and leadership opportunities abound through the chapter by way of committees, community service, and chapter leadership roles.
  • Advocate for the nursing profession and Hispanic community through review of policy at local, state and national levels. Participate in writing white papers and in regional events and/or political activities i.e. ANA Lobby Day on Capitol Hill
  • Partner with local political officials in the counties and municipalities in an effort to advance nursing and health related resources to the high risk communities, and actively take part in NJSNA Advocacy Day in Trenton.

Garden State NAHN's Strategic Plan©

The three core competencies that the Garden State chapter of NAHN will develop include education, advocacy, and collaboration.  Garden State NAHN pledges to focus on these competencies to enhance its chapter member's skills and abilities in the nursing profession and in the development of the communities in an effort to cultivate a culture of health within the communities it serves.  In addition to our Strategic Plan outlined below, we also invite you to view our adapted By-laws here.  Garden State NAHN is committed to being inclusive to all nurses and health care professionals and to providing transparency in all of its actions.



Garden State NAHN


Planting Seeds One Community at a Time




  • Committed to the retention and recruitment of Hispanics into the nursing profession. This is attained through partnering with accredited New Jersey State nursing schools, serving as role models and mentors to each other and our student nurse members.
  • Recruit speakers to educate our chapter members on best practices, evidenced based research and quality care to better serve our communities. This is accomplished through maintaining a log of our chapter member's areas of expertise, clinical skills and experiences.  Additionally, we partner with professional speakers both within and outside the nursing profession that can supplement our chapter member's knowledge and practice.
  • Offer opportunities to earn contact hours, scholarships, and award recognition by peers. This is realized through collaboration with non-profit organizations such as NJLN, NJSNA, and New Jersey hospitals and nursing schools. Furthermore, many occasions exist throughout the year for our chapter members to disseminate research and/or attend local and statewide professional nursing conferences; i.e.: NAHN Annual Convention.