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NAHN + LatPro.com = New Online Job Center for Hispanic Nurses
by Pam Chwedyk Minority Nurse Writer
What do you get when you bring together the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), which represents Hispanic and Latino nurses coast to coast, and LatPro.com, the leading jobs/careers Web site for Hispanic and bilingual professionals? A new Online Job Center and scholarship program designed to fill the nation’s acute need for more multicultural, Spanish-speaking Hispanic nurses, that’s what.
In January, NAHN and LatPro formed a strategic partnership coinciding with the redesign and expansion of the nursing association’s Web site. The partnership’s centerpiece is an integrated health care Job Center on the site, powered by LatPro.com. The trilingual Job Center (English, Spanish and Portuguese) leverages LatPro’s extensive recruiting database to let nurses access a variety of clinical, academic and managerial job listings and create personalized email “job agents.” In addition, health care employers can post job openings and perform advanced database searches to find highly skilled bilingual and bicultural nursing professionals.
President Rudy Valenzuela, MSN, RN, FNP-C
To help address the severe shortage of Spanish-speaking students choosing health care careers, the NAHN-LatPro partnership has also launched a LatPro-sponsored scholarship program that will provide financial assistance to Hispanic students pursuing nursing degrees. (NAHN already offers several scholarships of its own, through both the national association and its local chapters.)
“We are very pleased to have developed this relationship with a company like LatPro that understands the needs of our unique membership,” says NAHN President Rudy Valenzuela, MSN, RN, FNP-C. “Our combined efforts will bring employers and bilingual nurses together, helping to address the need for qualified Hispanic health care professionals.” For more information, visit www.thehispanicnurses.org, or contact Liana Eagle at (202) 387-2477.