Debora La Torre:

It is an honor and privilege to serve as NAHN New Jersey Chapter President and hope to welcome you to our NAHN familia. Our NAHN New Jersey members have and continue to strive to make an impact in our Latino communities in New Jersey; From our “Muevete” campaign to donating bicycles during National Night Out in West New York, to educating our local communities on the importance of immunizations, to lifesaving techniques with the “Stop the Bleed” campaign, and having our annual scholarship fundraiser dinner that helps future generations of nurses progress within our profession. With over a decade serving New Jersey, our organization’s efforts have no known borders and have been recognized on national and state levels. We are working on a variety of healthcare projects, and community services throughout New Jersey and there are so many ways for you to get involved and have access to other motivational nurses. I hope to see you at our future events and meet our other amazing members, who aspire so many in our nursing profession.

NAHN New Jersey History

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses™ (NAHN™) was founded in 1975 by Ildaura Murillo-Rohde, PhD, RN, ND, FAAN.

In 1974, a group of Hispanics nurses who were members of the American Nurses Association (ANA) met during the ANA Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey with the intent to establish a Hispanic Nurses Caucus of ANA, since it was felt that ANA was not being responsive to the needs of Hispanic nurses. Through this collaboration, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses was forged.

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), New Jersey chapter was founded in 1997. With the assistance of the NAHN New York chapter, Teresa DiElmo initiated the NAHN New Jersey. NAHN New Jersey is one of the oldest chapters within the national organization and has flourished throughout the decades. NAHN New Jersey has been involved in various events and education tours throughout the state of New Jersey to ensure that a culture of health is established within the Latino communities. Today we continue this endeavor and hope to mentor and provide guidance to future nursing professionals who care for the various Latino communities in New Jersey.

Our past presidents are prime examples of nurse leaders and have provided us with a strong foundation. We would like to say thank you for their time served and their continued support towards our organization.

  • Ana NogueiraAna Nogueira 2008-2011
  • Yolanda DelgadoYolanda Delgado 2012-2014
  • Dr. Gina Miranda DiazDr. Gina Miranda Diaz 2015-2018
  • Rev. Suleima Rosario-DiazRev. Suleima Rosario-Diaz 2018-2020
  • Debora La Torre Debora La Torre 2020-2022

NAHN 45 Years Strong