Aug 08, 2017

Campaign Allies Earn Achievement Awards

At its 45th Annual Institute and Conference August 3, the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) honored nurses who have long honored the goals of the nursing profession. The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is proud to be affiliated with three nurses who had awards bestowed on them:  Debra A. Toney, PhD, RN, FAAN; Deborah Washington,  PhD, RN; and Ena Williams, MBA, MSM, BSN, RN, CENP.

Washington and Toney were each recognized with the 2017 NBNA Lifetime Achievement Award, and Williams with the 2017 NBNA Trailblazer Award.

Toney is a founding chair of the Nevada Action Coalition as well as heading the group’s diversity initiatives.

Washington is the co-chair of the Diversity Steering Committee for the Campaign for Action.  

Williams helped launch the Connecticut Nursing Collaborative Action Coalition.

The NBNA mission is “to represent and provide a forum for Black Nurses to advocate and implement strategies to ensure access to the highest quality of healthcare for persons of color.”