Shana Cummings, President
Shana Cummings, RN, MSN serves as the state president of Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi. She is an active member of District I- Tupelo and joined the organization one year after beginning her nursing career. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Alabama College of Nursing (2001) and a Master of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Mississippi Read More
- Medical Center School of Nursing (2014). During her time at UMMC she was inducted into the school’s chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nurses Society.
As a student nurse, Shana served as the secretary of the UNA Student Nurses Association. She also served as a state delegate for the Alabama Student Nurses Association Convention and a national delegate in the National Student Nurses Association House of Delegates. Shana was the recipient of an academic nursing scholarship for students maintaining above average GPAs during the first year of nursing.
As a member of Eliza Pillars, she has held several officer positions. She has served as State Recording Secretary (2007-2009), State Financial Secretary (2009-2013), Social Committee Co-Chairperson (2006-2011) Finance Committee Chairperson 2015- 2017) and District Recording Secretary (2007-2009). Shana was the winner of the 2005 EPRNM Miss RN contest and 2011 EPRNM Advanced Degree Scholarship. She also functioned as an election reception hostess for the “The Man from Mississippi” campaign for board of directors for Dr. Audwin Fletcher at the National Black Nurses Association in Atlanta, GA.
Her nursing experience includes critical care, clinical nurse education, and nursing leadership. Currently, Shana is the Clinical Coordinator of Nursing Practice at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. She also serves a clinical adjunct faculty for Itawamba Community College in Tupelo, MS. At North Mississippi Medical Center, Shana has been the recipient of the Nursing Excellence Nurse Educator of the Year award. She has been appointed to several system- wide and campus wide intraprofessional committees to include the system-wide Leadership Development Institute Planning Committee. She has been featured in Press Ganey magazine for hospital partnerships and a video for the first medication barcode system used for medication administration at NMMC called Veriscan. Ms. Cummings has also worked as a clinical adjunct faculty for Bevill State Community College in Hamilton, AL. She currently is a member of the Northeast Mississippi Community College Advisory Council and the curriculum review team.
Shana has been a podium speaker at Eliza Pillars RN of Mississippi Convention, Mississippi Nurses Association Convention and National Black Nurses Association Convention. Ms. Cummings was a poster presenter to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Convention in 2017. In addition to her presentations professionally, she enjoys speaking to the community on the impact of breast cancer in young women survivors and the importance of early breast cancer detection. Shana is a triple negative breast cancer survivor and has attended the Young Survivors Coalition Conference in New Orleans, LA and Seattle, WA that is a corporate partnership to support and education young survivors facing the fight of a lifetime.
Shana is actively involved with the ladies’ missionary society at Mount Olive M.B. Church as serves as Vice President and a member of the Usher Board. She serves as Vice President of the Booneville Baptist Association Missionary Society- Women of Zion. Shana believes in staying patient and trusting God’s journey. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.