BLACK NURSES WEEK
Our mission is to empower and impact the lives of Black nurses by building a thriving community to celebrate Black nursing excellence annually during the week of July 26 through August 1.
Our vision is to curate events to build community for Black nurses that provides the necessary guidance, education and resources to enhance their personal and professional lives that will allow them to excel and thrive in healthcare while being their authentic self.
THE 3RD ANNUAL
BLACK NURSES WEEK CONFERENCE
Held on July 25-29, 2024 in Washington, DC at The Mayflower Hotel. This will be a 3 day in person and transformative event designed to empower, educate, and inspire Black nurses in the fields of healthcare, entrepreneurship, and financial wellness. This event will be even more impactful than the previous years.REGISTER NOW
The entire event was extraordinary with great speakers, diverse content, and key interactions with individuals walking in their purpose.
--Felicia Brown, MSN--
Thank you so much for putting this together. I NEEDED a space like that. It was eye opening for me and I was blessed.
The conference was wonderful. I am so glad I got to attend some of it. I am excited about next year. This is what we have been needing for Black nurses.
--Judy B., RN--
I have never been to a conference like this. I was skeptical at first, but is was great...more than I expected. I am happy that I came. I learned a lot.
--Karen W., RN--
I came here unsure, kind of nervous trying to figure out if this is where I needed to be. This is where I needed to be, this is probably where you needed to be. If you weren't here this year, you missed out. Don't miss out next year."
--Dr. Natacha S., DNP--
Speakers & Workshop Facilitator
THE MAYFLOWER HOTEL
The historical Mayflower Hotel will be hosting the Black Nurses Week Conference in 2024.
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 closer to the time of the event. The room block is available for check-in beginning July 25, 2024 up to check-out on July 29, 2024.REGISTER NOW
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is Black Nurses Week?
When is the next Black Nurses Week Conference?
Will there be a virtual option for 2024?
When should I arrive at the Mayflower Hotel?
What is the refund policy?
Can LPN/LVNs attend the Conference?
When was the inaugural or 1st Black Nurses Week Conference?
Will the Black Nurses Week Conference always be in Washington, DC?
The idea of Black Nurses Week was a result of a painful and traumatic experience during a travel nurse assignment in 2017 when I was told that my natural hairstyle was “unprofessional”. I was confused, shocked, and heart broken. It took me six months to come to terms with what I actually experienced in an environment and profession that I loved to serve. I eventually decided to turn my pain into purpose.
I created Black Nurses Week to empower and celebrate the Black nursing community and the excellence we bring to the profession. I 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 the future of nursing. The challenges come when we feel as if we cannot thrive or be our authentic selves in our profession because of how we look or the color of our skin.
The goal is to inspire and impact the lives of Black nurses through personal and professional development. I want to build a supportive community by curating events that provide education, resources, and guidance to allow us to excel in healthcare and overcome the challenges and barriers that is holding us back.
Tauqilla Manning-CEO/Founder of Black Nurses WeekLEARN MORE ABOUT TAUQILLA
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