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.



What is Black Nurses Week?

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


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, DC


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.

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Topics Include:

  • 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

Tiffany Gibson 


Emotional Intelligent Nurse Coach & Educator

Tiffany shares her secrets on defining your leadership identity beyond bedside nursing.

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Dr. Donté Flanagan


Founder, The Dream Big Mentorship Program

Dr. Flanagan reveals top tips on how to find the best mentor to take you to your next level.

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Irnise F. Williams


Owner, The Law Offices of Irnise F. Williams

Irnise will give you the ins-and-outs on protecting your brand and your most valuable assets.

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General Session Speakers

Meisha Amia 


Founder, Forever Nurse Staffing

Meisha will give you top tips to help you get the most bang for your buck when working as a travel nurse.

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Brian Adams 


CEO, The BJA Investment Group

Brian, owning a $10 million real estate portfolio, teaches you how to build one from scratch.

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Ashley Wynn-Grimes 


Founder, Cannabis Nursing Solutions

Ashley shows you how to turn your expertise in the cannabis specialty into real green.

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Taofiki Gafar-Schaner 


Co-Founder, Frontier Innovations Inc.

From the creator of SafeSeizure™️, learn the ins-and-outs of building a product-based business.

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Victoria Randle 


Founder, The Secret Cocktail

Interested in developing a CNA training program? Victoria will provide expert advice to get you started!

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Dr. Asa T. Briggs 


Psychiatric Mental Health NP

Dr. Briggs discusses the challenges in mental health confronting the black community.

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Marsha Carter-Hall 


Owner, Quench Infusions & Wellness

Marsha walks you through the steps to build a sustainable and profitable IV Hydration/Medspa business.

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Jonathan Gooch 


Owner, Next Step Healthcare Services

Jonathan will walk you behind the scenes of his own multi-million dollar home healthcare business.

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Naseema McElroy 


Founder, Financially Intentional

After paying off $1 million in debt, Naseema teaches you her top strategies to do the same.

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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.

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Conference Agenda

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.

Tauqilla Manning, Founder & CEO. Read more.

Marsha Battee, Founder & COO. Read more.


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Black Nurses Week Conference


 JULY 28 - AUGUST 1, 2022

The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC

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