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Apr 2017
Pearls of Excellence

SAN DIEGO BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION, INC. (SDBNA) “PEARLS OF EXCELLENCE IN NURSING EDUCATION” Laura Johnson, Contributing Writer Beautiful yellow daffodils have burst into bloom signaling the arrival of spring – time to clean up, fix up, clean out, change and move forward.  Another perennial event occurred on Saturday, April 8th at the beautiful Admiral Baker Clubhouse setting.  SDBNA celebrated their 41st Annual Scholarship Awards Program.  Three member RNs enrolled in advanced degree programs were awarded scholarships: Karen Mitchell-Keels, committee member of both the Annual Prayer Breakfast and the Scholarship Awards Program.  Karen......

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14
Mar 2017

SAN DIEGO BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION, INC. (SDBNA) Laura Johnson, RNC, SDBNA Contributing Writer Over the past 2 years, SDBNA’s President, Ethel Weekly-Avant, has sought to charter new territories in healthcare, wellness and education.  The most recent venture occurred on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn on Murphy Canyon Road.   SDBNA co-sponsored with Grand Canyon University, their first Nursing Recruitment and Resource Fair from 10am to 2pm.  The event was advertised to all nurses – established nurses, student nurses, new graduates and those interested and seeking information to become......

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07
Mar 2017
Being Black Is Bad for Your Health

When we talk about seeking health equity in this country, the goal is to ensure that all people have the access and means to live a healthy life. But the often unspoken truth underlying this challenge is that being a person of color in America – whatever your economic status – is bad for your health. Researchers have coined a term – “excess deaths” – to explain the sad fact that if blacks and whites had the same mortality rate, nearly 100,000 fewer black people would die each year in the United......

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26
Dec 2016
San Diego Black Nurses Association Inc.

SAN DIEGO BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION INC (SDBNA) Laura Johnson, SDBNA, Contributing Writer “This year was the best!”  “We are so glad we came today!”  “We have been to 3 or 4 of these and this year was outstanding!”  “The singer, Dale Fleming, with the dream voice was so angelic & spiritual!”  “The guest speaker was absolutely wonderful, so dynamic and spiritual!”  “The entire program was so well organized!”  “What a way to start the Christmas season with such a warm spirit filled community feeling!”  “Everything was so beautifully decorated!” These accolades and......

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15
Sep 2016
HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO Grand Canyon University

Laura Johnson, SDBNA, Contributing Writer San Diego Black Nurses Associations, Inc. (SDBNA) had their 3rd Annual Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, August 27th. The site of this year’s event was San Diego Community College District Educational Cultural Complex (ECC) on Ocean View Blvd. in Southeastern San Diego. The SDBNA Planning Committee headed by 1st Vice President, Dr. Barbara West, spent the greater part of the past year making contacts, negotiating and organizing with various healthcare related vendors and secured the participation of sixty seven (67) committed individuals and organizations. The goals......

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08
Sep 2016
Neighborhood House AFC-Friendship Club

The Neighborhood House Association-Friendship Club members are at the half-way point of their 6 week Diabetes Empowerment Education Program. They are learning strategies to control their blood sugar, eat well, exercise, recognize signs of high and low blood sugar. The training includes study of human body, explanation of risk factors and types of diabetes as well as how diabetes is diagnosed....

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16
Aug 2016
SDBNA-Health-&-Wellness-Expo

Saturday, August 27, 2016 9 am – 3 pm Educational Cultural Complex 4343 Ocean View Blvd. San Diego, CA 92113 Free Screenings-Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, Vision, Dental, Cholesterol, Mammograms. Health Promotion Activities Zumba and Line Dancing Classes Free Backpacks for the kids, Face Painting, Games and Gifts Contact: (619) 262-9133/info@sdblacknurses.com Free Screenings: Blood Pressure, vision, dental Cholesterol & Mammograms Zumba & Face Painting and more....

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20
Jun 2016
are-you-a-racist-blog-post

Editor’s Corner Dr. Barbara West Are you a racist? I have been pondering this question a lot lately. I have heard and read some things from our own Black Nurses which seem racist to me. Sometimes we don’t think it is racist because “WE” say it, but if a person of another race would say the same thing, we would brand them a racist and want to burn down their house. During our recent Ruby Celebration, a couple of people, not many thank God, stated that they would have preferred a Black......

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13
Jun 2016
Dr.Barbara-West-accolades

JUNE 2016 SDBNA Members Accomplishments!! •   Dr. Barbara West recently participated in the VA Hospital Black History Month Celebration. She received a Merit Certificate presented by Dr. Robert Smith, Director of the VA San Diego HealthCare System. •   Congratulations to Holly J. Jones, PhD, RN, CFNP on the publishing of her article. “A Qualitative Understanding of Midlife Sources of Stress and Support in African-American Women”. The article was published in the July 2016 edition of The Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, Volume 27, Number 1. •   Congratulations to Lottie Harris......

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08
Jun 2016
Nurse Residency Part 3

Last Leg of the Nurse Residency Program Adventure When last I left you I was anxiously preparing for transitioning to a critical care unit, taking my ECG exam and beginning prep for interviewing. My cohort and is spent less time in the classroom and more time in our units as we prepared to move into our various areas around the hospital. We are all now ready to truly prove ourselves and make it clear to our overseers that we are ready. Again no week is exactly identical and I can honestly say......

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