Welcome to the Black Nurses Association of the Greater Washington D.C. Area
The Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington, D.C. Area, Inc. (BNAofGWDCA) is the fourth chartered chapter of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA). BNA of GWDCA, in concurrence with the National Black Nurses Association is open to all active and retired licensed nurses (RNs and LPNs) and student nurses. BNA of GWDCA collaborates with other professionals and organizations, provides mentoring and tutorial services to Black nurses, nursing students and prospective nurses, and serves as the local nursing body to influence legislation and policies that affect Black consumers.
Message from the President

Greetings, I welcome you to explore the site of the Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington, DC Area. We are an organization that is comprised of RN's, LPN's, and student nurses. Our focus is on improving the health of the minority population through education and access. Come see the work that we are doing to serve our communities. As you browse the site, take note of our busy calendar. We are involved in many community activities such as health fairs and expos, career fairs, blood pressure screenings, and seminars. We are also involved in making an impact on Capitol Hill for the improvement of health care for our communities. Feel free to make plans to support our organization through membership, patronage, or donations. Thank you for visiting our site.

Sincerely,
Diana Wharton, President
Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington, DC Area

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BNA of GWDCA Scholarships

Each year the Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington, DC, Area/BNA of GWDCA offers four scholarships to African American licensed nurses and student nurses who are residents of the District of Columbia and adjacent counties of the State of Maryland, namely Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Howard, Montgomery & Prince Georges counties. Interested individuals may download copies of the desired scholarship application from this site. Carefully, review applications for eligibility requirements. See brief descriptions below for a listing of the scholarships and deadline dates.

The Johnella Banks Memorial Scholarship for students enrolled in a BSN, ADN or LPN program and the Felicia Brady Scholarship for licensed nurses (LPN, ADN or BSN) enrolled in an educational program for advancement to the next level of nursing education are available, annually. The deadline date for both the Banks and Brady Scholarships is January 31st of each year. Click here for the desired application.

The Margaret Pemberton Scholarship and the Founders Scholarship are available to graduating seniors of high schools located in the District of Columbia and adjacent counties of the state of Maryland (see counties listed above). The deadline date for both the Pemberton and Founders Scholarships is April 15th of each year. Click here for the desired application.

The National Black Nurses Association offers scholarships each year, see www.nbna.org for information and eligibility requirements.


EVENT HIGHLIGHTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

National Nurse Week
2014 Theme: Nurses: Leading the Way

May 6-12, 2014

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Nurse of the Year. The deadline for submission is December 21, 2014. Click HERE to download Applications.



National Nurses' Week Kick-off Activity
Worship Service at Corinthian Baptist Church
Lanham, MD

   

 

2014 Black Nurse of the Year and Scholarship Awards Luncheon
Juanita Hall, RN, BSN
2014 Nurse of the Year Award Recipient

The Thirty Fourth Annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year from Ricky Town Photography.

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