…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-Lenoir

MEMBERS ON THE MOVE

Dr. Karen Winters

Dr. Karen Winters is currently a Professor of Nursing at University Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC)School of Nursing where she has worked for 24 years. Over that time, she has taught courses in the Traditional BSN as well as the PhD and DNP programs. Dr. Winters was nominated for the Mississippi Nurses Association (MNA) Nightingale Faculty of the year Award by UMMC School of Nursing. In addition, Dr. Winters was nominated for the Nelson Order which was established in 2004 by the Office of Academic Affairs. The purpose of the Nelson Order is to honor our institution’s best teachers, as selected by students, by their peers and recommended by the deans of their respective schools.

PEARL 2019

Our members, in each district, across the state partner with several local businesses, organizations and health providers to host the PEARL health fair. The primary aim of the annual PEARL health fair is early detection and advocacy for healthy lifestyle behaviors. 

Making the Connection:  A Treasured Past and Promising Future

 I am Shana Cummings-Lenoir, 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.

Welcome to the New EPRNM!

I am Shana Cummings-Lenoir, 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.

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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

EPRNM Annual Conference 2019

Working Together to Collaborate, Innovate, and Integrate

Thursday, May 2 – Sunday, May 5, 2019

IP Resort & Casino 
850 Bayview Ave
Biloxi, MS 39530

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