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National Black Nurses Association Award for Harmon

The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) honored Penn Nursing’s, Monica Harmon, MSN, MPH, BSN, Senior Lecturer, Department of Family and Community Health, with an ‘Under 40 Award.’

This was the first year the award was given. Harmon was one of 19 NBNA members who were nominated and chosen to receive the award, which was presented August 5 during the NBNA’s 45th anniversary celebration in Memphis, Tennessee.

The ‘Under 40 Award’ honors and celebrates NBNA members who are 4o years old and under who have shown strong leadership and demonstrated excellence and innovation in their practice setting, in their NBNA chapters and in the communities they serve.

“These are some of NBNA’s rising stars, chosen by their chapter presidents,” stated President Eric J. Williams, DNP, RN, CNE. “They are the next cadre of NBNA leaders and we look forward to great things from them.”

The NBNA’s mission is to “represent and provide a forum for black nurses to advocate and implement strategies to ensure access to the highest quality of healthcare for persons of color.”