Welcome to the Northern Connecticut Black Nurses Association's website. We are glad that you took the opportunity to stop by and learn more about us.
The Chapter works collaboratively with many other health-related organizations and institutions, community partners, colleges and schools, and faith-based organizations. We continue to build these collaborations in order to effectively reach the populations that are most impacted by health disparities.
Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in joining our dynamic organization, co-sponsoring a community event or fundraiser, or making a donation. We embrace and support nursing students financially, by offering scholarships to help defray the costs associated with pursuing higher education. Our scholarships are made possible by our event supporters and donors.
Hope to see you at our next event and remember, achieving your optimal health is our priority!
Muriel Appram, BS, RN
President, NCBNA, Inc.
October 29, 2016
The New England Chapters of the National Black Nurses Association Inc., (New Haven, Hartford, Boston and Springfield) and National Association of Hispanic Nurses (Hartford, New Haven, Boston and Springfield) will be hosting the second annual New England Minority Nursing Leadership Conference Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Chez Josef, Agawam, MA from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Conference speakers include Jose Alejandro, PhD, RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE, FAAN, Immediate Past President, National Association of Hispanic Nurses. Dr. Alejandro is the Director of Case Management for Tampa General Hospital, and a Professor for South University, and Eric J. Williams, DNP, RN, CNE, President, National Black Nurses Association, Inc. Dr. Williams is the Assistant Director/Faculty Leader and Professor of Nursing, Santa Monica College, Los Angeles, CA, and Patricia Worthy, RN, MS, President, Worthy Consulting & Training, LLC.
The conference registration fee is $50 and 6.0 Contact hours will be offered. To register online go to our eventbrite site at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-new-england-minority-nursing-leadership-conference-tickets-22137196952
Event sponsors include the Donaghue Foundation,the Organization of Nurse Leaders (MA, RI, NH, CT), the New England Chapters of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc., & National Association of Hispanic Nurses, and Walmart Store #5095.
Petit Family Foundation makes donation to NCBNA's Mentoring Program
NCBNA was presented with a check in the amount of $10,000 from the Petit Family Foundation. The donation will help support NCBNA's Mentoring Program. The check was presented by Dr. William Petit to NCBNA President Muriel Appram, Treasurer Vicie Brooks, and Mentoring Program Director Jessica Arter. Thank you Petit Family Foundation!
The Mentoring and Meeting Program was launched with our trip to Philadelphia, PA to the National Black Nurses Association's Annual Conference August 7-10, 2014. Eight Lead Mentors (NCBNA members), 20 college students and 9 high school students (and chaperones) were in attendance as we traveled by coach bus the Philadelphia. The students attended the conference plenary sessions, as well as daily educational workshops. Students met many distinguished and accomplished nurses from across the U.S. The purpose of the Mentoring and Meeting program is to expose high school and college level students, who are or will be pursuing a career in nursing, to an exceptional educational experience and networking opportunity at the National Black Nurses conference. The Mentoring program will include quarterly educational and leadership workshops.
(Above photo: Mentoring Program students and Mentors at the NBNA Conference Gala)
Program Team sponsors include: University of Connecticut (HRSA fund D19HP22227-03-01 for Nursing Workforce Diversity), Goodwin College, Aetna, Andrea Hawkins, Howard K. Hill Funeral Home, The Petit Family Foundation, The RMB Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, The Anonymous No. 46 fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, The Hartford High School Academy of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the CT Nursing Collaborative- State Action Coalition.
NCBNA 2014 Nursing Scholarships and Book Award Recipient
NCBNA awarded nursing scholarships to Darnett Bent-Kerr and Elizabeth Martin at the Annual Scholarship Luncheon, Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the USS Chowder Pot Restaurant. Ms. Bent-Kerr is enrolled in the nursing program at Goodwin College, and Ms. Martin is a enrolled in the nursing program at the University of Connecticut. This year's High School Student Book Award was awarded to Coral Olmeda, who was a 2014 graduate of the Hartford Public High School Academy of Nursing and Health Sciences, and is enrolled at the University of Connecticut.
(Vicie Brooks, NCBNA Scholarship Chair with High School Book Awardee)
2014 Nursing Scholarship Recipients
(Florence Johnson (NCBNA), Darnett Bent-Kerr (recipient), Elizabeth Martin (recipient), Vicie Brooks(NCBNA) and Rosalyn Stevens - Hartford Healthcare Federal Credit Union )
2014 Collaborative Spirit Award recipient, Dr. Carol Polifironi (Uconn) and NCBNA Uconn Nursing Alumni
2014 NCBNA Collaborative Spirit Award recipient, Father Emmanuel Ihemedu and NCBNA Member Marlene Harris