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NATIONAL HISPANIC NURSES ASSOCIATION- ILLINOIS CHAPTER

JANUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER


JANUARY 2020

TABLE OF CONTENTS President's Message...................................................1 Upcoming Meeting.....................................................2 Join a Committee......................................................3 Upcoming Events.......................................................4 One in a Million Coach...............................................8 Running Team............................................................9 Member Spotlight......................................................11 Scholarship Opportunities..........................................13 The Nursing Voice......................................................16 New Year's resolution...............................................20 Luxe Member Discount Code.....................................21 Swag Store..............................................................22 NAHN-IL Video..........................................................23 Recipe of the month.................................................24


JANUARY 2020

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Happy New Year! Many of you have already heard the news that the World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”.To add to this excitement, nurses were also once again voted the most trusted profession.The nursing profession is definitely off to a great start this year. The leadership team at NAHN-IL is excited not only for the nursing profession as a whole but also about how our chapter will contribute to enriching the profession. Our main project for 2020 is the planning and implementation of our very first conference. We invite you to save the date. The conference is scheduled for October 16, 2020 at the Embassy Suites in Rosemont, Illinois. The theme is Diversity & Inclusion in Health Care:  A Focus on Social Determinants of Health & The Professional Nurse. Additional details will be available very soon. We also look forward to seeing you at our meetings and events. Our meetings will remain on the third Thursday of month at various sites.   

- Lupe Hernandez MSN, FNP-BC


JOIN A COMMITTEE -Community Engagement Co-Chair: Lupe Perez Email: lperez.nahn@gmail.com Co-Chair: Jaylen Perez Email: jperez.nahn@gmail.com

- Pre-Nursing Engagement Co-Chair: Diana Ortega Email: dortega.nahn@gmail.com Co-Chair: Susana Gonzalez Email:  susanagonzalez.ihna@gmail.com

- Event Planning Co-Chair: Marianyelli Hanna Email: mhanna.nahn@gmail.com Co- Chair: Jorge Cervantes Email: jcervantes.nahn@gmail.com

- Mentorship Co-Chair: Anna Lozoya Email: alozoya.nahn@gmail.com Co-Chair: Nancy Ramirez Email: nramirez.nahn@gmail.com

- Membership Recruitment & Retention Co-Chair: Ruben Castillo Email: rcastillo.nahn@gmail.com Co-Chair: Evelyn Gonzalez Email: egonzalez.nahn@gmail.com

Benefits of joining a committee: Build leadership skills Build your resume Meet great people Make a difference!

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Save the Date!

Learn more at: http://www.nahnnet.org/NAHN/Events/Event_Display.aspx? EventKey=AC2020EX&WebsiteKey=7b8d5dc9-61e1-4774-b09d-64fd89d9579b NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC NURSES

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JOIN THE NAHN-IL RUNNING TEAM Email jhernandez.nahn@gmail.com if you are interested in joining the team

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Member Spotlight

jasmine Mejia, Nursing student Interview Conducted by Gloria E. Barrera, MSN, RN, PEL-CSN GEB: Jasmine, tell us a little bit about your academic career as a student nurse, and how long you’ve been a member of NAHN? am a senior in the BSN program at the University of Illinois at Chicago—Springfield campus. I work as a student nurse assistant at Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital, and currently hold the position of President of SNA on my campus, and First Vice President of SNAI. I have been a NAHN member for 3 months, and I cannot wait to become more involved! GEB:  We’re lucky to have you!  As a student, what has been your greatest experience in school? What surprised you the most? My greatest experience in school was learning what the nursing field has to offer. Being the first in my family to be interested in nursing has been difficult, because I have to figure everything out on my own, and find resources. I think it's awesome how nurses can work in many settings such as public health, schools, clinicals, hospitals, and more. There are also many opportunities to become involved with leadership roles. There are endless possibilities in nursing with nursing, I love its diversity. GEB:  I agree, there are endless possibilities indeed. What do you wish you knew before going into nursing? What I wish I knew before nursing school is that confidence does not come immediately, and you are not going to learn everything right away. Do not be afraid to ask questions.

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GEB: Asking will always yield a response, it may not be the one you want, but we have to be fearless in our quest for knowledge. What would you like your fellow nursing student colleagues to know about the support that exists through SNAI? SNAI is the Student Nurses’ Association of Illinois, our mission is to “mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, and to convey the standards, ethics, and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession”. SNAI can support nursing students through mentorship, and leadership skills. SNAI is in communication with local SNAs, we are currently planning our next winter/spring event, this year it will be a volunteer day. I will have more information once the event is planned. I recently joined SNAI in October, and I do not regret it, I have grown and learned a lot from it so far. Through SNAI I have made new friends, got to attend a nursing leadership event held by UIC, and attended a National SNA midyear conference. To get involved, I recommend becoming involved with your school’s SNA, even if you’re not in nursing school yet. Follow our instagram page @snai_illinois or facebook page SNAIllinois and also become member via www.snaillinois.com. GEB:  It sounds like you’ve taken full advantage of being a member of SNAI in three short months, your eagerness to personally grow is a wonderful thing. As a student, tell us about a time a time when you felt overwhelmed in school, what brought you back to focus on your goal? I have always had a desire to become a nurse and once I started, I knew I had to finish, no matter how I did it, I was driven to become a nurse. During my first semester of nursing school I found myself the most stressed I have ever been in college. There were so many things that I found overwhelming, such as financial issues, time management. What brought my main focus back was remembering the reason why I wanted to become a nurse and all the hard work it has taken me to get to where I am today. GEB:  It sounds like your “why” has carried you through those tough moments. I hope someone who may be experiencing a particularly overwhelming semester/quarter finds hope in reading this.  Where there is hope, there is a way. Tell us, what are you most excited about after becoming an RN? Once I become an RN, I am most excited about getting my own set of patients. I am excited to advocate and care for pediatric patients and families. I cannot wait to help the Latinx and Hispanic population. I want to become more involved with the Latinx population in Chicago. GEB:  It will be exciting to see your continued growth through NAHN-Illinois doing just that. Lastly, please share what type of learning tools help you succeed, and how you stay grounded? The type of learning tools that help me succeed in nursing school are YouTube, handwriting notes, and creating my own concept maps. I YouTubed how to complete a head to toe assignment and also pathophysiology of diseases. What helps me stay grounded are the friends I made in nursing school and my family. I am grateful to have an awesome group of friends that I am able to study with and also have fun with when we have free time. My mother also is a great person to talk to when I need someone. I am thankful to have a great support of people. I am also grounded with exercise and yoga, I try to do these activities 3 or more times a week. I stay organized through a planner and daily to do lists.  GEB:  Jasmine, thank you for being our first Member Spotlight of 2020—the Year of the Nurse!  Knowing your “why” is much needed in nursing. As a nursing student today, being overwhelmed is a constant, but you’ve reminded us with the right tools and focus, success is within reach. ¡Sí, se puede!To be featured in the next Newsletter, please contact Gloria at gbarrera.nahn@gmail.com. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC NURSES

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What you need to know: Deadline to submit is Friday, January 31 by 11:59 pm CST. 10 students will receive $10,000 scholarships. Eligibility requirements: Undergraduate college freshman, sophomores, or juniors currently enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education. All majors accepted. (Preferred) 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) or higher. Have done something to improve your communities’ health and wellness Application materials required: 60-second video (video requirements listed in the application portal) College Transcript (High School transcripts accepted for Freshman: unofficial transcripts are acceptable). Headshot 1 Letter of Recommendation Incomplete submissions will not be considered or reviewed. Watch the example application video


COFFEE TALK WITH GLORIA E. BARRERA, MSN, RN, PEL-CSN


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New Year Resolution! My resolution for 2020 is to find a better work life balance. I currently have 3 jobs and tend to go nonstop between them. I have grown up hearing my dad tell me “tienes que trabajar” and saw his work ethic that even now I’m not sure I could match. I appreciate the work ethic he has instilled but I want to focus on my overall health and that means I have to learn to work less and enjoy life more. JOSEPH HERNANDEZ, BSN, RN

“Happy New Year, the year of the nurse! One of my personal New Year’s resolution is to commit to a daily gratitude journal. I’ve been using a #StartToday journal for over a year now, but recognize I have to be consistent in my practice. Whatever your goals are, I hope you crush them on your own time, this is our year!” GLORIA E. BARRERA, MSN, RN, PEL-CSN

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NAHN-IL VIDEO

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Warm Crab and Artichoke Dip Ingredients 16 ounces block-style cream cheese softened 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 - 1/2 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 cloves garlic minced hot sauce , to taste 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese divided 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided 1/2 cup thinly-sliced scallions , plus additional for garnish 2 cups coarsely chopped artichoke hearts (two 14-ounce cans, rinsed and drained well 12-ounce bag of frozen, defrosted and excess water pressed out) 1 pound lump crabmeat , picked over for cartilage kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper , to taste chopped flat-leaf parsley , for garnish Instructions - Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 2 to 3-quart baking dish (such as a 10-12 inch cast iron skillet) with cooking spray. - In a large bowl with a hand mixer, or in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat together cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, a few dashes of hot sauce (if using), and Parmigiano Reggiano. - Using a spoon or spatula, 1/2 cup Monterey Jack, 1/2 cup cheddar, and scallions, until combined. Fold in artichoke hearts and crabmeat. (Crab will break up as it's folded; I like to try to leave a few larger chunks in the dip, where possible.) Season with salt, pepper, and extra hot sauce (if using), to taste. - Transfer dip to prepared pan. Toss together remaining 1/4 cup Monterey Jack and 1/4 cup cheddar (or more if you like a cheesier top) and sprinkle over the dip. Place on a baking sheet and bake until dip is hot and bubbly, 25-30 minutes. If desired, you can place the dip under the broiler for a minute or two to brown the cheese, watching it closely so it doesn't burn. - Sprinkle with fresh parsley and scallions to garnish, if desired. Let the dip stand 5-10 minutes before serving it warm with sliced baguette, crackers, crostini, tortilla chips, or crudités. The dip will thicken as it cools. https://stripedspatula.com/warm-crab-and-artichoke-dip/

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