Special thanks to past presidents and visionaries for paving the way for continued success.
History of HANA
The Haitian American Nurses Association of Florida, Inc. (HANA) is a 501(c) 3, non-profit membership organization, established since 1984. Alice Casimir and Jacqueline Dasque, two registered professional nurses practicing in Miami and other professionals, saw the need to establish an organization that would provide health care services to migrant workers in the Homestead, Florida area.
VISION: HANA’s vision is to be recognized as a world class nursing organization nationally and internationally.
MISSION: To provide nurses the opportunity to unite as a group, to share and provide ideas of interest, and to become effectively involved with the issues and services relevant to the health and welfare of communities in Florida and abroad.
Currently, HANA comprises of 9 chapters
in the United States:
- HANA of Florida
- HANA of Hudson Valley, New York
- HANA of Greater New York
- HANA of Georgia
- HANA of Tampa, Florida
- HANA of Illinois
- HANA of Orlando, Florida
- HANA of Palm Beach County, Florida
- HANA of Garden State, New Jersey
HANA fosters awareness and commitment to providing excellent nursing services. Additionally, the organization strives to increase the enrollment of nursing students through education and mentoring opportunities as well as creating community-networking opportunities for its members.
HANA continues to provide scholarships for students enrolled in local nursing schools and in Haiti. HANA has developed a teaching project initiative to send volunteer nurse educators to teach at Faculte des Science Infirmiere de Leogane (FSIL) in Haiti to raise the level of nursing care and promote quality patient care in order for the nurses to become effectively involved in the betterment of the healthcare system of Haiti.