Welcome to the Northern Connecticut Black Nurses Association’s website. We are glad that you took this opportunity to stop by to learn more about us.
As President of the NCBNA, I am dedicated to serving the organization to achieve our strategic vision and goals and embrace professional nurses from diverse nursing backgrounds. The broad nursing diversity of our Chapter brings a comprehensive view and perspective that respects the nursing knowledge and experience of nurses in Connecticut. One of my goals is to build a strong cadre of nursing leaders who will possess the leadership competencies that will maintain and propel the Chapter to higher levels of success. This includes sponsoring ongoing professional development and networking opportunities, mentoring and coaching, and leading by example.
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 the lack of health care and 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!
Residents of Hartford and surrounding communities are invited to attend an upcoming Health Care Law Information and Enrollment Fair on March 16, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 1p.m. at St.Michael Church (basement), 7 Clark Street, Hartford. The event is being sponsored by St. Michael Church, in cooperation with the Northern CT Black Nurses Association, AARP Connecticut and Access Health CT. The deadline to sign up for coverage through the new health insurance marketplace is March 31, 2014. During the Information and Enrollment Fair, community members will be able to meet one-on-one with an onsite Enrollment Assistor and get more information at one of several sessions presented by AARP Connecticut which will cover what the law means for those: (1) who have insurance, (2) who do not have coverage, (3) who buy coverage on their own, and (4) with Medicare.
2013 Luncheon Community Service and Collaborative Spirit Award Recipients
NCBNA would like to thank everyone who attended our Annual Luncheon on September 28th at the Manchester Country Club. A special thanks to our corporate sponsors: Goodwin College, Connecticut Hospital Association, Uconn School of Nursing Alumni & Friends Society and Hartford Hospital Government and Community Affairs.
Mr. Gregg Jones of the Omega Foundation, was this year's recipient of our Community Service Award, and Mrs. Deborah Blazys (Hartford Public High School Academy of Nursing and Health Sciences) was the recipient of the Collaborative Spirit Award.
NCBNA President Lisa Davis and Community Service Award recipient Mr. Gregg Jones
NCBNA President Lisa Davis and Collaborative Spirit Award recipient Deb Blazys
NCBNA 2013 Nursing Scholarship and Book Award Recipients
NCBNA awarded a nursing scholarship to Christina James at the Annual Scholarship Luncheon, Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Manchester Country Club. Ms. James is enrolled in the nursing program at Capital Community College, and was a graduate of the Hartford Public High School Academy of Nursing and Health Sciences (HPHS ANHS). This year, NCBNA launched its High School Student Book Award that was awarded to Terrica Drummond, who was a 2013 graduate of the HPHS ANHS and is enrolled at Central Connecticut State University, pursing a career in Nursing.
(left to right- Terrica Drummond, NCBNA President Lisa Davis, Christina James)