Your support and contributions will enable us to continue to provide scholarships for our nursing students and support our community. We thank you in advance.
The Greater East Texas Black Nurse Association [GETBNA]was incorporated in 1991 by 12 Registered Nurses who set out to establish a local minority nurse chapter to support the international initiatives of minority disparity in healthcare. The National Black Nurse Association [NBNA] was organized in 1971 with a current membership of over 150,000 nurses. The overall mission is to “provide a forum for collective action by black nurses to investigate, define and advocate for the health care needs of African Americans and to implement strategies that ensure access to health care equal to, or above health care standards of the larger society”. Throughout the year, we have offered and participated in mentoring, tutoring, public health volunteerism, as well as volunteered nursing service hours to Bethesda Clinic, and numerous local health fairs.
As licensed nurses in the East Texas Area, the provision of scholarship continues to be one of our top priorities. Annually, we solicit the necessary funding to support the scholarship program. The scholarships are awarded to young men and women who are committed to the rigorous educational and clinical course requirements in their accredited schools of nursing, and who have demonstrated commitment towards a higher level of integrity for the profession of nursing. We are most thankful to individuals and business partners who invest in the future of healthcare providers who support this initiative. We are a 501c3 organization which makes all donations tax deductible.
Tyler Junior College West
Melody Hopkins, MSN, RN,
Elnora King, MSN-Ed, APRN, FNP-C
Dr. Cheryl Gorman, DNP, RN, CASC
Linda Grandison, MSN-Ed, RN-BC,
Julie Conley, BSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA,
Pauline Barnes, BSN, RN, MSM,
Immediate Past President
If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in our programs, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.