The Association of Black Nursing Faculty, Inc. (ABNF) welcomes you back from a summer; hopefully, of rest, restoration, and relaxation! The mission of ABNF to promote and widely disseminate the research and other scholarly works of the minority nurse academician that remain relevant. We had an awesome 35th Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference at the beautiful Nassau Bahama’s Atlantis Paradise Resort on June 9-12, 2022. As we gained the most recent evidence and research on “Advancing Health Equity in Ethnically Diverse Populations through Practice, Research, Education, and Policy (PREP)”, we were able to make new connections; strengthen the current ones; and reconnect with others.
The Association of Black Nursing Faculty, Inc. is proud to showcase its members who are on the move! Our members are dedicated nurses and faculty members who strive for excellence in their fields. From making advancements in nursing research to training the next generation of nurses globally, our members are trailblazers leading the way. We’re honored to work with such passionate and energetic individuals who are changing the face of nursing. Join us as we celebrate our incredible members and all they do for our profession! Congratulations to the movers and shakers within ABNF!
Voncella McCleary-Jones, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, directs academic affairs in the college of Health Professions at Wichita State University in Wichita, KS, and is immediate past chair of its School of Nursing. Her academic leadership experience includes…
Umeika Stephens, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC is the founder of No Nurse Left Behind, LLC. It was founded to uplift and empower nurses of color. The sole purpose of No Nurse Left Behind (NNLB) is to provide mentorship, encouragement, and career direction and coaching for nurses seeking to advance their nursing education at all levels of Nursing. The organization strives to assist individuals in addressing the barriers that delay or hinder professional advancement within the profession of Nursing.
Derek Holt, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, is an assistant professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) School of Nursing. Dr. Holt specializes in family and emergency medicine. A graduate of Vero Beach (Florida) High School, Holt received his BSN [cum laude] in 2003 from Alcorn State University (ASU).
To reduce healthcare disparities among minority communities by contributing to the global scholarly discourse.
To promote and widely disseminate the research and other scholarly works of the minority nurse academician.