Media Advisory: National Black Nurses Day Celebration Thursday

February 8, 2007

M E D I A    A D V I S O R Y

National Black Nurses Day Celebration
The Columbus Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association 10th Annual National Black Nurses Day Reception: Power of Nursing: Impact of Culturally Competent Health Care Delivery

Thursday, February 8, 2007, 6 p.m.

Columbus Childrens Hospital
Media representatives should contact Pam Barber to arrange an escort to the event; phone (614) 722-4595 or pager (614) 690-1136.

Charletta Tavares, executive director of The Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence, will be the keynote speaker.

The Columbus Black Nurses Association (CBNA), the local chapter of the National Black Nurses Association, is a non-profit professional organization of registered nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses, retired nurses and nursing students. The CBNA is dedicated to improving the quality of life of persons who share the African American heritage and other ethnic groups.

The event will focus on how nurses impact the mental, spiritual and physical health of individuals, families and communities in a culturally competent way. The purpose is to recognize and salute African American Nurses in Columbus for their accomplishments.


Media representatives should contact Pam Barber, Columbus Childrens Hospital Marketing and Public Relations, to arrange an escort to the event; phone (614) 722-4595 or pager (614) 690-1136.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report's 2016-17 list of "America's Best Children's Hospitals," Nationwide Children's Hospital is America's largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare system providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children's has a staff of more than 11,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.2 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of the Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children's physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health–funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. Nationwide Children's remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family's ability to pay. More information is available at