“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
- Muhammad Ali
BNA Member Sub-committees
Members are expected to support two subcommittee. Members please reach out directly to the Chair/co-chair with any questions.
Meetings Occur: TBD
Chair: Danita Smith
Notify the membership committee of all elective positions to be filled.
Screen candidates and prepare a slate of officers and elected committee persons as specified in ARTICLE VII, Section 1.B. and 1.C.
Meets Every 2nd Tuesday at 6pm
Chair: Dawn Patrick
Co-chair: Dr. Robyn Drake
Consider and recommend means for securing adequate income.
Recommend an annual budget to the Executive Board.
Advise the Executive Board and the chapter concerning investments and other financial business.
Have all financial records examined at the end of the fiscal year by an accountant.
Meetings: Every 1st Tuesday at 7pm
Chair: Mia Glover
Co-chair: Afshanti Hunter
Receive, review, and approve all applications for new members.
Devise ways and means for increasing the membership of the chapter.
Meetings: 3rd Monday of Even Months at 6pm
Co-chair: Cynthia Parham ***
Periodically review the Bylaws and notify the members of the proposed amendments at least thirty (30) days before the meeting.
Prepare the amendments for presentation to the membership.
Review chapter by-laws every five (5) years and make recommendations for changes as necessary.
Meetings: Every 4th Wednesday at 7:30pm
Chair: Crystal Bailey
Co-chair: Brittney Jarvis
Make recommendations to the Executive Board for activities affecting Black local nurses and health care of the Black community.
Work closely with members/groups and educational institutions to increase and retain the number of Blacks and other minorities completing nursing programs.
Assist Black and other minority students in the development of strategies to achieve successful completion of nursing programs
Health Policy Committee
Meetings: Every 3rd Thursday at 5:30pm
Chair: Dr. Teri Murray
Initiate, and support desirable health and nursing legislation in the interest of the Black community.
Work collaboratively with health care providers and/or organizations in disseminating information regarding national and/or regional legislative issues.
Scholarship & Awards Committee
Meetings Occur: Every 1st Thursday
Chair: Dr. Wilma Calvert
Co-chair: Kristen Glover
Establish and disseminate criteria for submitting candidates recommended for NBNA and the chapter scholarship award and recognition.
Screen and prepare all necessary information regarding recommended candidates for NBNA and chapter approval.
Announce selected scholarship and award recipients at the annual meeting.
Publicity & Public Relations Committee
Meetings: Every other 3rd Tuesday at 6pm
Chair: Constance Payne
Co-chair: Avis Eden
Secure publicity for the chapter and all committee activities through all mass communications systems.
Be responsible for a Speakers Bureau.
Rules for advertising
Management of publicity outlets: social media, organization website
Special Student Mentorship Committee
Meetings: Tentatively Every 4th Wednesday at 7pm
Chair: Krista Simmons
Co-chair: Afshanti Hunter
Mentor chapter nursing students
Fundraiser for nursing student activities: scholarship sponsorships
NCLEX preparedness and school support
Community relationship building and partnerships
Special Professional Development Committee
Meetings:1st or 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm
Chair: Dr. Anniece Spencer
Co-chair: Catherine Jamerson ***
Resume, bio, and professional profile building
Professional photos portfolio
Scholarship application preparedness
Internship and externship partnership development
Preparation for publishing articles and presentations