Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Pier Broadnax named DC Area's Black Nurse of the Year

Congratulations, Dr. Broadnax!
Pier Broadnax, Ph.D., RN, has been named Black Nurse of the Year by the Black Nurses Association of the Greater Washington, DC Area. She is the 36th recipient of the award and will be honored at the 2016 Annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year and Scholarship Awards Luncheon, Sat., March 5. Dr. Broadnax is the program director of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (RN to BSN) for the University of the District of Columbia.

UDC's BSN program is housed within the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences which offers research-based academic and community outreach programs that improve the quality of life and economic opportunity for people and communities in the District of Columbia, the nation, and the world. The mission of the BSN program is to produce well-educated, autonomous, competent, and resourceful graduates to practice nursing in the multiethnic, global and technological society of the 21st century. 

Throughout her career, Dr. Broadnax has focused on improving the health of vulnerable populations. Currently, she is working to increase the diversity of the professional nurse workforce by recruiting students from diverse populations and strengthening relationships to community-based care organizations. Dr. Broadnax was instrumental in leading UDC's BSN program through a successful reaffirmation in 2015. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing through 2023.  

For more information on our RN to BSN program, visit www.udc.edu/nursing.

For tickets to the March 5 luncheon, held 11:00 a.m. at Martin's Crosswinds in  Greenbelt, Maryland, contact BNAofGWDCA@gmail.comMartin's Crosswinds is located at 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20770. 

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