Home Healthcare Nurses Association (HHNA)

The Home Healthcare Nurses Association (HHNA) is an affiliate national professional nursing organization of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). HHNA was rescued by NAHC to recruit and bring together home care and hospice nurses so they may speak out on behalf of their specialty, the nursing profession and the patients they serve. The HHNA also serves as an advisory resource to NAHC on issues of importance to home care and hospice nurses. The HHNA chair holds a seat on the NAHC Board of Directors to represent the NAHC Nursing Section

Mission

The HHNA is committed to improving the specialty of home care and hospice nursing and influencing public policy as it relates to home care and hospice. HHNA is a forum that recruits and brings together energized home care and hospice nurses who want to become leaders in their field and enable them to speak out in a unified voice.

HHNA strives to:

  • Increase awareness about the specialty of home care and hospice nursing
  • Develop the specialty of home care and hospice nursing
  • Foster excellence in the practice of home care and hospice nursing
  • Promote high standards of patient care in home care and hospice
  • Influence public policy as it relates to home care and hospice
  • Provide an organized and unified voice among the home care and hospice nursing profession
  • Disseminate and exchange information with those involved in the home care and hospice nursing specialties
Frequently Asked Questions

When was HHNA established?
HHNA was established in 1993 by the JB Lippincott Company and later became an affiliate of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice in 1999.

Who should join?
Nurses involved in the home care and hospice industry, and are affiliated with a NAHC member agency, whether as a practitioner, educator, administrator or researcher, should join HHNA.

Why should I join?
If you are a home care or hospice nurse, you need to be a part of HHNA so that together we can advance the priorities and well-being of nurses in the home care and hospice industry and the patients you serve.

I am/my employer is a NAHC member. Should I join?
Yes! The HHNA is an individual membership organization focused on the needs of home care and hospice nursing. Nurses who are current NAHC members or work for a NAHC provider member should join so that they can focus on efforts to improve their specialty and quality of care for their patients.

Is there a cap on the number of nurses affiliated with a NAHC member agency that may join HHNA under the free membership option?
No. We want every nurse to have the opportunity to be involved. NAHC affiliated nurses will be able to choose the HHNA membership option of their choice with no restrictions or limitations to their employer or their colleagues.

How do I find out if my employer is a NAHC provider member in good standing?
Contact HHNA’s Membership Department at (202) 547-7424 or membership@nahc.org with any questions about eligibility for membership options.

If I am a nursing student, am I able to join? Is there a student discount?
Yes, nursing students are able to join. Becoming a member of HHNA as a student will jump start your future career as a home care or hospice nurse by providing you with the advantage of networking with experienced nurses and learning the intricacies of the specialty.

What activities does HHNA engage in?
HHNA activities center on legislative and political advocacy and honoring the work and commitment of nurses across the country. Activities include nominating and selecting the top home care and hospice nurses, advocating for home care and hospice on Capitol Hill and identifying emerging issues in the home care and hospice specialty.

What are the membership benefits?
HHNA members enjoy being part of active forum of politically engaged home care and hospice nurses and subscriptions to a number of publications. Membership benefits are explained in more detail under the membership section.