2021 Under 40 Awardees

BBNA is pleased to announce 2 members receiving awards from The National Black Nurses Association is pleased to announce the 2021 Under 40 Awardees. “These nurses are our shining stars. They are the next generation of nurse leaders,” stated Dr. Martha A. Dawson, NBNA President.

The awards will be given on Saturday, August 7, 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., during the Awards and Scholarships Ceremony, which is part of the 49th Annual NBNA Institute and Conference, August 4-8, 2021, and 50th Anniversary Celebration. This is a virtual conference.

Javier V. Davis, BSN, RN Staff Nurse

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital Birmingham, AL

Birmingham Black Nurses Association

Javier Vessell Davis, BSN, RN, is currently pursuing a graduate degree as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Walden University. Javier is very active in her community serving as a Board Member for a Community Behavioral Health Agency. Ms. Davis volunteers in her church, serves as a preceptor to nursing students, and is a member of the Birmingham Black Nurses Association. Javier plan is to own and operate an outpatient mental health facility.

 

 

Melanie Wren, BSN, MHCA, BS, AS Staff Nurse

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital Birmingham, AL

Birmingham Black Nurses Association

Melanie Wren, BSN, RN, MHCA, BS, AS is currently employed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital and is a member of the Birmingham Black Nurses Association. She is an active member of her organization and community where she hosted local blood drives and served as a CPR instructor. She presented her scientific research at the National Biomedical Conference and the Research for Creative Symposium. Ms. Wren plans to obtain a DNP and become a nurse entrepreneur. She hopes to utilize her healthcare administration degree to implement policy changes and practices to make the nursing profession more efficient and forward.