Black Nurses Week
July 26 - August 1, 2022
Honoring Black nursing excellence across all levels of nursing specialties through a multitude of events that promote unity, career growth, and an impact in the Black nursing community.JOIN THE COMMUNITY
Black Nurses Week™ was created by Black nursing professionals with the goal of designating a specific week out of the year to celebrate and shine the light on Black nursing excellence. Starting in 2022, July 26-August 1 will be the annual designated week chosen to celebrate Black Nurses Week in honor of Mary Eliza Mahoney. Mary was the first African American nurse to graduate with her professional nursing diploma in the United States of America on August 1, 1879.
Black Nurses Week will activate its vision with its monumental events that are strategically designed to elevate, celebrate, motivate, and educate the Black nursing community while building stronger social bonds and unity. We look forward to meeting you at the Black Nurses Week 1st annual Black Nurses Week Conference in Washington, DC in 2022.
Black Nurses Week Conference
"OPPORTUNITIES BEYOND THE BEDSIDE"
Join us LIVE as we shine a light on Black nursing excellence and celebrate innovation and community at our inaugural event.
JULY 28 - AUGUST 1, 2022
The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DCREGISTER NOW
Sponsored by connectRN
The Black Nurses Week Conference™ is proudly sponsored by connectRN, a tech-enabled platform that connects nurses and aides to competitive, on-demand job opportunities.
- From Nursing to Real Estate: Building Your Investment Portfolio
- Legally Protecting Your Nurse-Owned Business
- Making Green with Cannabis Care
- The Ins-and-Outs of Building an IV Hydration Business and Spa
- ...And many more
With dynamic nurse speakers from a variety of specialties in over a dozen sessions and 3 full days of content and networking, you'll leave our event inspired to take action and create your own "Opportunities Beyond the Bedside."
10 Reasons Why You Should Attend
The 1st Annual Black Nurses Week Conference
July 28 - August 1, 2021
1. You are tired, losing respect for management, dread going to work, mentally exhausted, and simply unhappy with your nursing job, and seeking a career change.
2. You feel like your nursing skills are being underutilized and need more of a challenge.
3. You are done sitting on the sidelines watching other nurses live out their nursing dreams and need guidance to reach your nursing career goals.
4. You are ready to take your nursing education to the next level with an advanced nursing degree.
5. You have a thousand ideas of how you could monetize your nursing expertise, but don't know where to start or how to seek out a mentor/coach.
6. You want to expand your Black nursing excellence network with other like minded nurses of color. Your network has a lot to do with your net worth.
7. You are a new nurse or staff nurse that is curious about travel nursing, and need guidance and support.
8. You worked hard for your nursing degree and do not want to leave nursing just yet, and you want to explore options of another specialty.
9. You are tired of pizza parties every month as a token of appreciation for being overworked and under paid.
10. You need three consecutive days of inspiration, motivation and positive energy from a supportive community of nurses that look just like you.
Meet Our Keynote Speakers
General Session Speakers
Dr. Asa T. Briggs
Psychiatric Mental Health NP
Dr. Briggs discusses the challenges in mental health confronting the black community.
MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC
Owner, Quench Infusions & Wellness
Marsha walks you through the steps to build a sustainable and profitable IV Hydration/Medspa business.
The Mayflower Hotel
The historical Mayflower Hotel will be hosting the Black Nurses Week Conference in 2022.
The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection, is the largest luxury hotel and the longest continuously operating hotel in the District of Columbia. It is known as the “Hotel of Presidents”. A boutique hotel with an effortless mixture of historic tradition and modern luxury near many of D.C. main attractions.
Ready to book your room? Once you register for the Conference, you'll get the link to book your room by email. The room block is available for check-in beginning July 28, 2022 up to check-out on August 1, 2022.
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Friday, July 29, 2022
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Monday, August 1, 2022
A Message from the Founders
Black Nurses Week was created to elevate and unify the Black nursing community. We know that Black nurses have a powerful impact in reducing healthcare disparities and effectively advocating for patients of color in the healthcare organizations that we choose to serve.
We are creative, innovative, and compassionate individuals that have a vital voice in contributing to all aspects of society. Our goal is to ensure that Black nurses have a seat at the table where our voices are heard when decisions are being made concerning the future of nursing.
There is power in Black nurses coming together. Join us for the movement.