Member Highlights

It is with great pleasure to highlight Chi Eta Phi members who have been recognized for their exemplary contributions to nursing by other National organizations.

Jonnie Hamilton, DNP, MSHSA, PNP-BC, NE-BC

Our first member to be highlighted is First National Vice-President Jonnie Hamilton, DNP, MSHSA, PNP-BC, NE-BC, RN, who is the 2022 recipient of the Mary Mahoney Award. Dr. Hamilton Received the award at the American Nurses Association (ANA) Presidents and National Awards ceremony in Washington DC on June 9, 2022.

Mary Mahoney, born May 7, 1845, in Boston, was the daughter of freed slaves, and the first African American professionally trained nurse.  The National Award named in her honor was established to recognize individuals for “opening and advancing equal opportunities in nursing to members of minority groups.”

Pictured is Dr. Hamilton receiving her award: L-R: Brienne Sandow, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Chair, ANA Committee on Honorary Awards, Dr. Hamilton, and Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, President, American Nurses Association also a member of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.

The following link is the YouTube video about the 2022 ANA National Mary Mahoney Award Recipient: Dr. Jonnie Hamilton:  https://youtu.be/Isf0WsF2AYI 

Nutrena H. Tate PhD, MBA, APRN, CPNP-PC

Our second member to be highlighted is Nutrena H. Tate PhD, MBA, APRN, CPNP-PC, who received two National Awards.

The first award is the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)- Inaugural National Chair of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee. Dr. Tate received a Presidential Commendation for her outstanding contributions to the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) in 2021-2022. The Presidential Commendation was established by President Dr. Andrea Kline-Tilford in 2022 and honors NAPNAP members who have made a meaningful contribution to the organization during the previous year. The mission of NAPNAP is to empower pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and key partners to optimize child and family health.

Dr. Tate’s second award is the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) – Fellow, Diversity Leadership Institute. The central focus of the Diversity Leadership Institute is to provide an overview of the evolution of diversity and inclusion and the role of Diversity Officers in academic nursing and nursing practice. It frames diversity within the context of higher education and academic nursing while presenting high-involvement diversity practices in teams and leaders.

The mission of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for academic nursing. AACN works to establish quality standards for nursing education; assists schools in implementing those standards; influences the nursing profession to improve health care; and promotes public support for professional nursing education, research, and practice.

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