Tuesday July 29, 2014

President's Message

President NCBNA

Welcome to the Northern Connecticut Black Nurses Association’s website. We are glad that you took this opportunity to stop by to learn more about us.

As President of the NCBNA, I am dedicated to serving the organization to achieve our strategic vision and goals and embrace professional nurses from diverse nursing backgrounds. The broad nursing diversity of our Chapter brings a comprehensive view and perspective that respects the nursing knowledge and experience of nurses in Connecticut. One of my goals is to build a strong cadre of nursing leaders who will possess the leadership competencies that will maintain and propel the Chapter to higher levels of success. This includes sponsoring ongoing professional development and networking opportunities, mentoring and coaching, and leading by example.

The Chapter works collaboratively with many other health-related organizations and institutions, community partners, colleges and schools, and faith-based organizations. We continue to build these collaborations in order to effectively reach the populations that are most impacted by the lack of health care and health disparities.

Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in joining our dynamic organization, co-sponsoring a community event or fundraiser, or making a donation. We embrace and support nursing students financially, by offering scholarships to help defray the costs associated with pursuing higher education. Our scholarships are made possible by our event supporters and donors.

Hope to see you at our next event and remember, achieving your optimal health is our priority!


Lisa Davis, RN, BSN, MBA
President, NCBNA, Inc.


NCBNA Scholarship Application packet is available for nursing students enrolled in an accredited nursing program.  The application packet is available by emailing us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and is due July 1, 2014.  This is a competitive application process and the scholarship amount will be determined based on the number of qualified applicants.


NCBNA is proposing to partner with academic institutions, businesses, organizations, and foundations to expose high school and college level students, who are or will be pursuing a career in nursing, to an exceptional educational experience and networking opportunity at the National Black Nurses Conference in Philadelphia, PA in August (www.nbna.org).  Selected students will attend the conference along with NCBNA members.   NCBNA will form mentoring teams prior to the conference and provide mentoring and support up to one year to the participants, after attending the conference.  It is critical that minority students who are either enrolled in a nursing program or contemplating nursing, have the opportunity to see, network and establish a relationship with other nurses who look like them, to gain a real sense of becoming a nurse.

If your business, organization or school is interested in supporting a mentoring team, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  We will be posting the names of the businesses, organizations and academic institutions who have pledged to support a team or teams, in the very near future. 


2013 Luncheon Community Service and Collaborative Spirit Award Recipients

NCBNA would like to thank everyone who attended our Annual Luncheon on September 28th at the Manchester Country Club.  A special thanks to our corporate sponsors:  Goodwin College, Connecticut Hospital Association, Uconn School of Nursing Alumni & Friends Society and Hartford Hospital Government and Community Affairs.

Mr. Gregg Jones of the Omega Foundation, was this year's recipient of our Community Service Award, and Mrs. Deborah Blazys (Hartford Public High School Academy of Nursing and Health Sciences) was the recipient of the Collaborative Spirit Award.


NCBNA President Lisa Davis and Community Service Award recipient Mr. Gregg Jones

NCBNA President Lisa Davis and Community Service Award recipient Mr. Gregg Jones


NCBNA President Lisa Davis and Collaborative Spirit Award recipient Deb Blazys


NCBNA 2013 Nursing Scholarship and Book Award Recipients

NCBNA awarded a nursing scholarship to Christina James at the Annual Scholarship Luncheon, Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Manchester Country Club. Ms. James is enrolled in the nursing program at Capital Community College, and was a graduate of the Hartford Public High School Academy of Nursing and Health Sciences (HPHS ANHS).  This year, NCBNA launched its High School Student Book Award that was awarded to Terrica Drummond, who was a 2013 graduate of the HPHS ANHS and is enrolled at Central Connecticut State University, pursing a career in Nursing.


(left to right- Terrica Drummond, NCBNA President Lisa Davis, Christina James)

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