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, 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.

Does HHNA offer a membership discount to NAHC members?
There are two membership options for nurses affiliated with NAHC provider members.

  • Option 1: Free HHNA membership is available for nurses affiliated with NAHC members in good standing. Free membership comes with most of the benefits offered to paying HHNA members, including discounts on NAHC events, programs tailored to nurses and much more. However, the free membership option does not include subscriptions to Home Healthcare Nurse or the hard copy subscription to CARING Magazine.
  • Option 2: Regular membership and dues apply to nurses affiliated with NAHC members who wish to access all of the benefits of HHNA and receive subscriptions to both Home Healthcare Nurse and CARING Magazine. Individuals who choose this option must subscribe to both publications.

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. Students may join at a discounted yearly membership price of $45.

How do I join?
To join HHNA, click here to and fill out the application online.

The membership application states that HHNA membership is from January 1 through December 31. Do I have to wait until January to join? Is there a pro-rated amount for joining later in the year?
You may join HHNA at any time and have access to the membership benefits you would normally receive through the remainder of the calendar year. However, renewal membership is based on the calendar year (January 1 through December 31). You will be asked to renew your membership January 1 and pay the full amount of dues for the new calendar year regardless of when you initially joined HHNA.

Pro-rated membership fees are offered for nurses that join HHNA in the summer or fall. Contact HHNA’s Membership Department at (202) 547-7424 or membership@nahc.org to determine if pro-rated discounts are in effect.

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.

Why am I not receiving my subscription to Home Healthcare Nurse?
Home Healthcare Nurse is only available to nurses who selected to join HHNA as a paying nurse employed by a NAHC member or as a paying individual member. Nurses employed by NAHC members who selected the free membership option are not eligible to receive this publication in the mail as part of their benefits package. If you believe you should be receiving this publication, please contact our Membership Department at (202) 547-7424 or membership@nahc.org.

Who should I contact with questions or concerns about Home Healthcare Nurse?
The Home Healthcare Nurse journal is an independent, professional publication. HHNA has an arrangement with Home Healthcare Nurse to provide the journal to paying HHNA members to ensure our members have access to a wide range of resources. Neither HHNA nor NAHC owns or operates this publication and neither is responsible for the content printed in the journal. Any questions or concerns about the publication and its content should be directed to the Home Healthcare Nurse staff.