…forming a strong network of African American advanced practice nurses. There is strength in numbers, advance practice nurses should provide adequate primary care to our rural communities.
-President Shana Cummings

Welcome to the New EPRNM!

 I am Shana Cummings, President of Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi. I serve as “Sweet 16”.  In 1945 we became the first African American registered nurses’ association and was formed in Jackson, MS known as the Colored Registered Nurses Club.  Today we represent professional nurses within our state, nationally and internationally.  We welcome all members and guest to explore our revised website. 

With current changes in healthcare and nursing practice, it is of the upmost importance for nurses to stay informed and serve as advocates to our community, our patients.  Nursing is one of the few professions with societal mandate.  We do not get to decide if we will be engaged, we are required to do so from the day we recite the Nightingale Pledge.

“Making the Connection:  A Treasured Past and Promising Future” is the theme for my two-year term.  So Eliza, let’s make the connection!  First, let’s connect with other nursing organizations to promote the full scope of practice for all levels of nursing.  Next let’s connect with city councils, industrial businesses and civic organizations to serve as board members on non-nursing boards.  Make the connection, by mentoring new graduate nurses during their first formative years in the profession.  Remember someone mentored you, pay it forward!

Welcome to the New EPRNM!

I am Shana Cummings, President of Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi. I serve as “Sweet 16”.  In 1945 we became the first African American registered nurses’ association and was formed in Jackson, MS known as the Colored Registered Nurses Club.  Today we represent professional nurses within our state, nationally and internationally.  We welcome all members and guest to explore our revised website. 

With current changes in healthcare and nursing practice, it is of the upmost importance for nurses to stay informed and serve as advocates to our community, our patients.  Nursing is one of the few professions with societal mandate.  We do not get to decide if we will be engaged, we are required to do so from the day we recite the Nightingale Pledge.

 

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EPRNM membership offers

exclusive access to a strong network

  • Membership in a Statewide professional nursing organization

  • Health related board appointments

  • Community Involvement/Education Opportunities related to relevant health care issues

EPRNM membership offers

exclusive access to a strong network

  • Membership in a Statewide professional nursing organization

  • Health related board appointments

  • Community Involvement/Education Opportunities related to relevant health care issues

See what we are up to

Upcoming Events

District I Annual Banquet

Saturday, October 13th | 7:00 p.m.

The Elvis Presley Birthplace Event Center
306 Elvis Presley Drive
Tupelo, MS 38801