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

***Save The Date!!!***
Thirty-Fourth Annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year and Scholarship Awards Luncheon

Saturday, March 1, 2014
Martin’s Crosswinds
7400 Greenway Center Drive
Greenbelt, MD 20770
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Key Note Speaker: Dr. Pier Broadnax, PH. D. RN
Director/Associate Professor
University of the District of Columbia
College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Science
Department of Nursing and Health Professions

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Nurse of the Year. The deadline for submission is December 15, 2013. Click HERE to download Applications.

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Congratulations to the 2014 Newly Elected Officers

Vice President: Janice Johnson
Treasurer: Madlyn Belcher
Nominating Committee Members: Crystal Scott and Milliceson Hayes




   

2013 Christmas Memories
December 7, 2013

 

2013 Salute to the Nurse of the Year and Scholarship Awards Luncheon
March 9, 2013

 

 

2013 Black Nurse of the Year and Scholarship Awards Luncheon
Janice Johnson
2013 Nurse of the Year Award Recipient

Janice Johnson, BSN, RN-BC, is the Director of Nursing (DON) at Carroll Manor Nursing Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and is responsible for the clinical operations of the fourth largest nursing home in Washington, D.C. owned by Providence Hospital. She is a transformational leader that has made a profound impact in the education arena to ensure the promotion and delivery of optimal health care to the African American geriatric community. As Director of Nursing she is a visionary at heart and has demonstrated this with the success of innovative ideas in the areas of career ladder development for nurses at all levels to implementing research and evidenced base practices in delivering quality care to the elderly living in nursing homes.

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