Published on September 25, 2012 by Sarah Waller
Jennifer Coleman, associate professor in Samford University's Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing recently attended the 40th Annual Institute and Conference for the National Black Nurses Association.
The Aug. 25 conference took place in Orlando, Fla. The theme was "The politics of healthcare: Role and responsibility of nursing," with the purpose of discussing strategies for meeting the needs of a diverse and changing patient population.
At its Presidents' Leadership Institute, Coleman led a session on mentorship and nursing students.
Coleman has been a member of NBNA, a national organization that represents more than 150,000 African American nurses, and its local chapter, Birmingham Black Nurses Association since 2004.
Sarah Waller is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in Samford's Office of Marketing and Communication.
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