Press - June 14, 2013

June 14, 2013

NBNA Announces 2013 Nurses of the Year

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Silver Spring, MD - June 14, 2013 - The National Black Nurses Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Nurse of the Year Awards. The awardees will be honored at the NBNA Awards and Scholarship Luncheon Ceremony on Friday, August 2, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana. The Ceremony is a signature event at the NBNA 40th Anniversary Celebration during the 41st Annual Institute and Conference, July 31 - August 4, 2013.
"NBNA is thrilled to recognize our nurse colleagues for their outstanding work within the profession of nursing and throughout the communities where they work and live. They are the exemplary professionals who demonstrate commitment, excellence and innovation...role models for all of us to follow. NBNA salutes each of the 2013 Nurse of the Year honorees", stated Reverend Dr. Deidre Walton, NBNA President.

NATIONAL BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION

2013 NURSES OF THE YEAR


ADMINISTRATIVE NURSE OF THE YEAR

"To recognize excellence in clinical practice"

Eugenia Jennings, BSN, MSN, MSHA, NE-BC
Director of Ambulatory Nursing
Grady Health System
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Black Nurses Association


ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE OF THE YEAR

"To recognize excellence in the clinical area at the advanced practice level"

Gilbert L. Fontenette, DNP, MSN, APRN, ANP-C
Adult Nurse Practitioner in Pulmonary Medicine
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center
Lafayette, LA
Acadiana Black Nurses Association


NURSE EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

"To recognize outstanding contributions to professional and/or patient education"

Kenya V. Beard, EdD, CNE, GNP-BC, NP-C, ACNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Hunter College of the City University of New York
Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
New York, NY
New York Black Nurses Association


NURSE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

"To recognize a successful business owner"

Mullissa Michelle Childress, MSA, RN
CEO, Director of Nursing
Tri-City Home Care, Inc.
Westerville, OH
Columbus Black Nurses Association


NURSE OF THE YEAR FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

"To recognize outstanding and exemplary community service"

Romeatrius Moss, DNP, MSN, APHN-BC
Health Care Integrator
Hurlburt Field Air Force Base
United State Air Force
Navarre, FL
Mississippi Gulf Coast Black Nurses Association


NURSE RESEARCHER OF THE YEAR

"To recognize a nurse who has completed an outstanding research study and who has excellent potential to develop and implement a program of research that contributes to the well being and health care of minorities"

Maxine Adegbola, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Arlington
School of Nursing
Arlington, TX
Metroplex Black Nurses Association, Dallas


STAFF NURSE OF THE YEAR

"To recognize clinical nursing practice"

Kim R. Rutley-Campbell, RN, BSN, BA, MAE, CRRN, CHPN, CTN-B, CHES
RN III Staff Nurse
UAB Addiction Recovery Program
University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital
Birmingham, AL
Birmingham Black Nurses Association


STUDENT NURSE OF THE YEAR

"To recognize outstanding academic achievement"

Rochelle D. Smith
Prairie View A&M University
College of Nursing
Houston, TX
Fort Bend County Texas Black Nurses Association

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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