Fall Quarterly Newsletter

BBNA Membership Drive is underway, join today and save!
Members on the Move
  • Congratulations are in order! Kim Rutley-Campbell, RN, MSN, MAE, BA, CNL, CRRN, CHPN, CTN-B, CHES completed the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Clinical Nurse Leader Master’s degree on August 1, 2013. The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is the newest nursing role developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The national movement to advance the CNL is fueled by the critical need to improve the quality of patient care and better prepare nurses to thrive across the health care system. Shesuccessfully passed the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) National Certification exam on August 9, 2013. Kim is now nationally certified as a Clinical Nurse Leader.
  • Congratulations to NBNA Scholarship Recipients!
    Kim Rutley-Campbell received Staff Nurse of the Year; Isis Johnson and Juanita Jones received nursing student scholarship awards.  The scholarship and awards luncheon ceremony was held Friday, Aug 2nd, 2013 at the NBNA Annual Conference in New Orleans.
Other Scholarship Opportunities
 Go online to www.diversitynurse.com to apply for the annual education award. To give back to the Nursing community, they offer an Annual $5,000 Education Award. The winner’s name is drawn in May during Nurses Week. No Essay is required. Direct questions to Pat Magrath at 1-781-248-3446BBNA member Lindsey Harris was the 2010 winner.
All registrations must be completed by May 6, 2014. Award will be drawn in May during Nurses Week, 2014.
Educational Opportunity, Calendar of Events
Brenda’s Brown Bosom Buddies Pink Hat & Tie Luncheon

BBNA attended the Brenda’s Brown Bossom Buddies Pink Hat and Tie Luncheon at the Vulcan Park and Museum on Saturday, June 1, 2013.Candace Grimes received an award for her daughter, Candace Smiley, who was unable to attend.

Many of the members attended wearing their Pink Hats.

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BBNA invites you to the Legends in White Gala, Saturday, November 2, 2013



October is here, which means it’s officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

October is a special month that is dedicated to raising awareness about the disease. We’d like to take this moment to share some quick facts:

The State of Breast Cancer in the United States

  • Every 2 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with a case of breast cancer.
  • Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, accounting for nearly 1 in 3 cancers diagnosed.
  • Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer death for women 40-59, and is 2nd only to lung cancer in cancer deaths among all women
  • Since 1982,Komen has funded more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit. $790 million in breast cancer research since 1982.
  • There are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.
bcTake charge of your health and make an appointment to receive a mammogram and/or clinical breast exam.To truly eradicate breast cancer, we must not only invest in research for a cure for future generations, but we must also help meet the immediate breast health needs of women and their families facing the disease today. In addition to raising funds for breast health programs for underserved women in our 38 counties, the North Central Alabama Affiliate also operates an extensive Education and Outreach program to educate and raise awareness among all families that EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES.When the disease is confined to the breast, the 5-year survival rate is over 98%.Reference: Komen News October 1, 2013

Heart Walk 2013