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NAHN Presents 2013 Nurse of the Year Award in Washington, D.C.
Date:10/29/2013

Little Rock, AR (PRWEB) October 29, 2013

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses® (NAHN) presented the 2013 Nurse of the Year Award on Wednesday, October 16, to Helen C. Ballestas, at a reception held at NAHN’s office in Washington, D.C.

The NAHN Nurse of the Year Award is given annually to a nurse who is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, and has developed a creative and innovative program, intervention, or strategy. Recipients are selected based on their contribution to the improvement of health care in the Hispanic community in any health care environment, sparking innovation, creativity, leadership and advocacy.

NAHN was pleased to present this special award during National Hispanic Heritage Month. At the award reception, Adriana Perez, PhD, ANP-BC, a Congressional Fellow of the Health & Aging Policy Fellows Program at the office of Rep. Raul M. Grijalva (D - Arizona), read a message from Congressman Grijalva, the event’s honorary host. These remarks were followed by a word from Pfizer Helpful Answers, the sponsor of the event, presented by Cecilia Ruberto; and a briefing on NAHN’s Muevete USA™ Project, presented by Angie Millan, MSN, RNP, CNS, FAAN.

Also recognized at the reception were two NAHN members who become Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing: Maithe Enriquez, PhD, RN, ANP-BC (El Corazon de la Tierra, Missouri Chapter) and Nora Montalvo-Lieno, PhD, RN (Brownsville, TX Chapter), as well as other NAHN Fellows at the event.

Helen Ballestas, PhD, ANP-BC, RN is an Assistant Professor at Adelphi University – College of Nursing and Public Health. Understanding that the nursing profession requires vision and leadership, she attained her PhD from Capella University with a focus on leadership of higher education. Having been in the nursing profession since 1996, she has worked in many acute care settings. As a scholar, she has focused her research studie
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