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NMNA in Partnership with ANA’s Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Grand Challenge

The New Mexico Nurses Association (NMNA) was one of 10 Early Adopters partnering with the American Nurses Association in a nation-wide movement that is gaining in strength and momentum putting the health and well-being of nurses, front and center of safe, ethical patient care. ANA has named 2017 the Year of the Healthy Nurse. This is part of The ANA Enterprise Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation (HNHN) Grand Challenge.

In 2016 NMNA launched Healthy Nurse Healthy New Mexico as one of the nation’s leaders in the Healthy Nurse priority to improve the health of the nation’s 3.6 million registered nurses, now and for generations to come.


Attention, Awareness, Intention & Choice


Here’s how You can get involved!

  • #FitNurseFriday5K is a nationwide event designed to encourage nurses to run in local 5Ks. With the help of social media, you can connect with nurses around the country and inspire each other to get healthy and stay fit. When nurses are leading the way to better health by example, we can improve the health of this nation together.

  • Facebook:  New Mexico Nurses Association & Healthy Nurse Healthy New Mexico

  • Wellness Wednesday: Sponsored by the Healthy Nurse Healthy New Mexico Interest Group

  • Join the HNHNM Interest Group: Have a voice, connect with colleagues, receive updates on events and receive interview recordings, podcasts and blogs created by and for New Mexico nurses.  

  • Read, Reflect, Contribute and Share: The publication The New Mexico Nurse celebrates the second year of the regular column, Healthy Nurse, Healthy New Mexico!

  • Visit Healthy Nurse Healthy New Mexico on the web:

 Healthy Nurse is not about perfection, rather it is about our humanity; meeting ourselves where we are with personal agency, care and compassion. The result is the merging of the personal, professional and collective, informing our very lives and the profession of nursing.  Camille Adair, RN HNHNM Column NM Nurse 3.17 

For more information and how to become involved, please email NMNA’s HNHNM Interest Group Chair, Camille Adair at or call/text at (505) 470-3838; or email NMNA Executive Director, Deborah Walker at or call(505) 471-3224.

“Health is not only to be well, but to use well every power we have.” Florence Nightingale, 1893

“What will our world be in the near future? To actualize Nightingale’s vision of a healthy world, nurses will stand at the forefront as they join with others in a vision that is future-thinking and that leads to the steps toward deep healing.” Barbara Dossey, PhD RN, Florence Nightingale Today: Healing Leadership Global Action

Healthy Nurse “is more than a campaign and it must be more than 2017. It took generations to get where we are, and it is at this critical juncture we face not only challenges but also opportunities. What we are being called to do is to turn that amazing light, that we are so adept at shining on others, to ourselves. We can do this. The future of our profession hangs in the balance and is dependent on the choices each one of us makes for our own health and well-being. We are not alone. We are 3.6 million strong and this is our legacy.” Camille Adair, RN HNHNM Column NM Nurse 3.17

Listed below are links to resources you may find helpful.