Press - June 20, 2013

June 20, 2013                                                                                                                

NBNA Announces Scholarship Awardees for 2013

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Phone: 301-589-3200
Email: Info@nbna.org

Silver Spring, Maryland - June 20, 2013 - The National Black Nurses Association is pleased to announce its 2013 NBNA Scholarship Recipients. "NBNA appreciates all of its sponsors and members for their generous contributions of over $65,000 to the NBNA Scholarship Program", stated Dr. Beulah Nash Teachey, chair, Scholarship and Awards Committee. "NBNA is very fortunate to help nursing students at all levels, from LPN to doctoral, pursue their goals of nursing as a career path. NBNA is committed to the IOM Future of Nursing recommendation of 80 by 20...to have 80 percent of all registered nurses as BSN prepared by the year 2020; and to strive to educate more nurses beyond the baccalaureate level", stated Deidre Walton, JD, MSN, RN, NBNA President.

2013 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS


DR. LAURANNE SAMS SCHOLARSHIP

The Dr. Lauranne Sams Scholarship is awarded to a qualified NBNA member based on scholastic achievement, financial need and community service and who is in pursuit of a baccalaureate or other advanced nursing degree. The scholarship, which is named for the Founder and First President of the NBNA, has a proud and distinguished legacy. The recipient must be an individual who truly represents the leadership, the commitment to service and the scholarship of Dr. Sams.

Charles Edge, MS
Emory University
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Black Nurses Association

DeLeon T.M. Addison
Gonzaga University School of Nursing
Spokane, WA
Direct Member

Senabou P. Dalili
Howard University
College of Nursing and Allied Health
Washington, DC
Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington, DC Area


NBNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS SCHOLARSHIP

To support a qualified NBNA member in pursuit of a baccalaureate or advanced nursing degree.

Pamela D. Cormier, RN, MSN, MHA
American Sentinel University School of Nursing
Aurora, CO
Fort Bend County Black Nurses Association


LYNNE EDWARDS RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is sponsored by Dr. Linda Burnes-Bolton, NBNA Past President. Dr. Burnes-Bolton is a trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Foundation contributes to the scholarship as part of the matching gift program. The scholarship is in honor of the mother of Dr. Burnes-Bolton, Mrs. Lynne Edwards. The scholarship is for a nurse pursuing a PhD. The scholarship is $3000 annually.

Tiffany M. Montgomery, MSN, RNC-OB
University of California, Los Angeles School of Nursing
Los Angeles, CA
Council of Black Nurses, Los Angeles


DR. HILDA RICHARDS SCHOLARSHIP

To support a nurse transitioning from an Associate's Degree to a BSN degree.

Isis L. Johnson
Jefferson State Community College School of Nursing
Birmingham, AL
Birmingham Black Nurses Association


MARGARET PEMBERTON SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is provided by Margaret Pemberton, Member, Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington, DC Area, to a BSN nursing student from the chapter in the conference's host city. This is an endowed scholarship.

Darnell Caldwell
Southern University School of Nursing
Baton Rouge, LA
New Orleans Black Nurses Association


RITA E. MILLER SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is offered by Barbara Julian, Member, Council of Black Nurses, Los Angeles, in memory of Rita E. Miller, Dean of Nursing emeritus of Dillard University, to a student nurse pursuing a BSN from an HBCU.

Darrielle D. Santiago
Dillard University School of Nursing
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Black Nurses Association


MARIA DUDLEY ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is funded by Maria Dudley, Member, Council of Black Nurses, Los Angeles, for a registered nurse pursuing an advanced practice degree.

Stacey E. Johnson, RN, BSN, MSN, CCM
Walden University School of Nursing
Baltimore, MD
New York Black Nurses Association


MARTHA R. DUDLEY SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is sponsored by Maria Dudley, Member, Council of Black Nurses, Los Angeles, in honor of her mother Martha R. Dudley, to a LPN/LVN pursuing an RN degree.

Maria N. Young
Chamberlain University College of Nursing
Addison, IL
Chicago Chapter National Black Nurses Association


DR. MARTHA DAWSON GENESIS NURSE LEADER SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is provided by Dr. Martha A. Dawson, Member, Birmingham Black Nurses Association. The Law of Legacy states, "True success is measured by succession." This scholarship is to support nurse leaders to continue their growth and development through formal education at the master's and/or doctorate levels. Candidate may be a RN seeking master's, DNP, PhD in leadership or EdD.

Jolene Marie Smith, RN, BSN
Holy Names University School of Nursing
Oakland, CA
Bay Area Black Nurses Association


REVEREND PAULINE L. COLE SCHOLARSHIP

Reverend Pauline L. Cole, Retired RN, BSN, MA; Founder of Black Nurses Association of Tampa Bay, 1988; Historian for Historical Documentary for Black Nurses in Tampa, FL; Member of Black Nurses Association of Tampa Bay, Inc. This scholarship is given to a BSN African American student.

Jamil E. Davis, MSN, RN, FNP-C
Georgia College and State University School of Nursing
Macon, GA
Atlanta Black Nurses Association


SHEILA HALEY SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is funded by Sheila Haley, Direct and Life Time Member from Texas, to an Associate Degree nurse pursuing a BSN. Candidates can apply more than once and be awarded each year.

Trina K. Kumodzi, RN
Barnes-Jewish College
Goldfarb School of Nursing
St. Louis, MO
Black Nurses Association, Baltimore


UNITED HEALTH FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is awarded to a nursing student pursuing a BSN or higher nursing degree.

Ambra J. Jordan, BSN, RN
Middle Tennessee University
School of Anesthesia
Madison, TN
Atlanta Black Nurses Association

Joyce T. Brown, RN
Grand Canyon University
College of Nursing
Phoenix, AZ
Black Nurses Association, Miami

Danielle C. Davis
University of Texas, Arlington
Department of Nursing
Arlington, TX
Fort Bend County Black Nurses Association

Ralph A. Peyton
Purdue University
School of Nursing
West Lafayette, IN

Alyea M. Pollard, RN, BSN, MSN©
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
College of Nursing
Shreveport, LA
Shreveport Black Nurses Association

Jason A. Russell
Southern Union State Community College
Nursing Program
Opelika, AL
Montgomery Black Nurses Association

Harpreet Q. Singh-Gill, RN
Alverno College
JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Chapter National Black Nurses Association


ESTHER COLLIFLOWER/VITAS INNOVATIVE HOSPICE CARE SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is sponsored by VITAS Innovative Hospice Care to a nurse or student nurse who is interested in pursuing a career in end of life care.

Noreen G. McDonald
Adventist University
School of Nursing
Orlando, FL
Central Florida Black Nurses Association


DELLA RANEY NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is funded by the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation and named after Della H. Raney, the first chief nurse assigned to the Tuskegee Air Field. The award is made to a BSN student.

Juanita Jones
University of Alabama, Birmingham
School of Nursing
Birmingham, AL
Birmingham Black Nurses Association


CHILDREN'S MERCY HOSPITALS AND CLINICS SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is awarded to a nursing student or nurse with an interest in pediatric nursing.

Nichelle M. Travis
Ursuline College
Breen School of Nursing
Pepper Pike, OH
Cleveland Council of Black Nurses

The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) was organized in 1971 under the leadership of Dr. Lauranne Sams, former Dean and Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama. NBNA is a non-profit organization incorporated on September 2, 1972 in the state of Ohio. NBNA represents 150,000 African American registered nurses, licensed vocational/practical nurses, nursing students and retired nurses from the USA, Eastern Caribbean and Canada, with 90 chartered chapters, in 35 states.

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