VCU School of Nursing hosts Minorities in Nursing panel
VCU School of Nursing hosted a panel discussion yesterday on “Minorities in Nursing” for students in NURS 496 and others who were interested in hearing minority nurses share their experiences working in the field. Genevieve Beaird, Ph.D., RNC-OB, CNE, clinical assistant professor, facilitated the panel as part of a series of optional panel talks on leadership-related topics of interest to her class. Candace Johnson (at podium in photo), Ph.D., M.P.A., RN, clinical assistant professor, helped to moderate the session.
Among the panelists were doctorally-prepared nurses, nurse educators, an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner, an associate’s-prepared nurse currently obtaining her B.S.N., and a nurse who worked her way up to a B.S.N. from a certified nursing assistant. Panels participants included (left to right at the front table in the photo below) Ana Diallo, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor, VCU School of Nursing; Bridget Wilson, Ph.D., M.S.N., RN, LNC, nurse manager, Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice; Sharnita Jones, RN, nursing supervisor, Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice; Kirby Patmon, M.S.N., PMHNP-BC, instructor, VCU School of Nursing; and Markeisha Redd, RN, clinical nurse, Hayes E. Willis Clinic.