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National Black Nurses Of The Year Announced

SILVER SPRING, MD - The National Black Nurses Association today announced the recipients of the 2011 Nurse of the Year Awards.

The awardees will be honored at the NBNA Institute of Excellence Ruby Award Ceremony on Friday, July 15, 2011, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., J.W. Marriott Indianapolis.

The Ceremony is a signature event at the NBNA 40th Anniversary Celebration during the 39th Annual Institute and Conference, July 13-17, 2011.

“NBNA is thrilled to recognize our nurse colleagues for their exemplary work within the profession of nursing and throughout the communities were they work and live. They are the consummate professionals who demonstrate commitment and excellence…role models for all of us to follow. NBNA salutes each of the 2011 Nurse of the Year honorees,” stated Dr. Debra A. Toney, NBNA President.

 


National Black Nurses Association

2011 NURSES OF THE YEAR

 

ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE OF THE YEAR

“To recognize excellence in the clinical area at the advanced practice level”

Deborah Thedford-Zimmerman, RN, MSN, CWOCN, Coordinator, Bariatric Surgery Service, University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham, AL, Birmingham Black Nurses Association

NURSE EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

“To recognize outstanding contributions to professional and/or patient education”

Jennifer J. Coleman, PhD, RN, CNE, Associate Professor, Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, Samford University, Birmingham, AL, Birmingham Black Nurses Association

NURSE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

“To recognize a successful business owner”

Cynthia L. Barrett, RN, MSN, Owner/ CEO, Inspirational Health Care, Inc., Beaumont, TX, Southeast Texas Black Nurses Association

NURSE OF THE YEAR FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

“To recognize outstanding and exemplary community service”

Angela Marie Allen, RN, BSN, MAT, EdS, EA, CRRN, Clinical Instructor, Arizona State University, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Phoenix, AZ, Greater Phoenix 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”

Janice Phillips, RN, PhD, FAAN, Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Office of the U.S. Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV, Washington, Chicago Chapter National Black Nurses Association

STAFF NURSE OF THE YEAR

“To recognize clinical nursing practice”

Lindsey Harris, RN, BSN, Nursing Practice Congress Chair, Charge Nurse, Gynecology Oncology Unit, University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham, AL, Birmingham Black Nurses Association

STUDENT NURSE OF THE YEAR

“To recognize outstanding academic achievement”

Erica Mouton, Texas Woman’s University, College of Nursing, Houston, TX, Fort Bend County Texas Black Nurses Association 


STORY TAGS: National Black Nurses AssociationBlack News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News

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