May 31, 2022

Hot Topic: Diversifying Partnerships Among Nursing Schools and Nursing Organizations

June 9, 2022

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Our June 9 “Hot Topic,” conversation featured Patrice Little, DNP, FNP-BC, senior policy advisor for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. In addition, we featured Alvionna Brewster, MSN-Ed, RN, founder of Black Nurse Entrepreneurs®, and Danielle McCamey, DNP,  ACNP-BC, FCCP, founder of DNPs of Color, Inc. Together they discussed insights gained from a survey of Black nurse entrepreneurs, capturing their experiences, and finding ways to champion nurses and identify barriers.


National Survey on Partnerships among Black Nurse Entrepreneurs

U.S. Small Business Administration

The Campaign is hosting these conversations to engage you in thought-provoking issues associated with the National Academy of Medicine’s report, the Future of Nursing, 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Health Equity. Hot topics are live and open to all.

About the Speakers

Patrice Little, DNP, FNP-BC, is a senior policy advisor for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that is working to improve America’s health through nursing. She is also a family nurse practitioner and the CEO of NP Student ®, a digital lifestyle and educational resource for nurse practitioner students. Patrice has advocated for the nursing workforce on Capitol Hill and has worked as a content producer for Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Lawmakers show.

Alvionna Brewster, MSN-Ed, RN, has been a registered nurse since 2005. Throughout her career, she has primarily specialized in cardiovascular care, health maintenance and preventative medicine.  Alvionna currently holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education and is an international speaker, author, educator and consultant.  Alvionna is the founder and CEO of Black Nurse Entrepreneurs, the best networking organization to network, empower and encourage entrepreneurship amongst black nurses.  She is also the owner of ABundant Seeds Health Solutions, a consulting firm dedicated to providing health and wellness resources to individuals and companies.  She is passionate about the success of nurses, helping patients to successfully understand and manage their disease processes and the advancement of African-Americans.  She also loves to mentor, encourage and just motivate people to live their best lives.

Danielle McCamey, DNP, ACNP-BC, FCCP is the founder, CEO, and President of DNPs of Color, a 501c3 nonprofit, whose mission is to serve doctors of nursing practice of color through networking, mentorship, and advocacy to increase diversity in doctoral studies, clinical practice, and leadership. Dr. McCamey has over 20 years of nursing experience and over a decade as an Acute Care Nurse practitioner. She currently is the Assistant Dean for Clinical Practice & Relationships at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.