Past Honorees


The Forty First Annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year: “2021 Nurse of the Year” 2021 Honoree – Meedie Bardonille, BSN, RN, PCCN-K, FCN

The Fortieth Annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year: “2020 Nurse of the Year” 2020 Honoree – Sharon W. Lewis, DHA,CPM, RN-BC

The Thirty Ninth Annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year: “2019 Nurse of the Year” 2019 Honoree – Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN,FAAN

The Thirty Eighth Annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year: “2018 Nurse of the Year” 2018 Honoree – Martinious Handy, MSN, RN

The Thirty Seventh Annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year: “2017 Nurse of the Year” 2017 Honoree – Cynthia Edwards, BSN, RN

The Thirty Sixth Annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year: “2016 Nurse of the Year” 2016 Honoree – Pier Broadnax, PhD, RN

The Thirty Fifth Annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year: “2015 Nurse of the Year” 2015 Honoree – Crystal L. Scott, MSN, RN-BC

The Thirty Fourth Annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year: “2014 Nurse of the Year” 2014 Honoree – Juanita Hall, BSN, RN

The Thirty Third Annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year: “2013 Nurse of the Year” 2013 Honoree – Janice Johnson, BSN, RN-BC

The Thirty Second Annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year: “2012 Nurse of the Year” 2012 Honoree – Ottamissiah “Missy” Moore, LPN, BS, WCC, CLNI, CHPLN, GC, CSD-LTC

The Thirty First Annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year: “Empowering Seniors Through Education and Access to Community Resources.” 2011 Honoree- Karen Scipio- Skinner – RN, MSN.

The Thirtieth Annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year: “Integrating Health Care Reform: Challenges for Nursing.” 2010 Honoree –Eva Stephens, DNP, APRN- BC

The Twenty-Ninth Annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year: “The HIV/AIDS Epidemic: The Challenge for Nursing”. 2009 Honoree- Beatrice Adderley- Kelly, PhD, RN.

The Twenty-Eighth Annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year: “Health/Health Care Policy: Nurses on the Forefront of Change” 2008 Honoree – Barbara S. Scott, RN, MSN, CNA

The Twenty-Seventh Annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year: “Spirituality and the Impact on Health” 2007 Honoree – Connie Webster, RN, PhD

The Twenty-Sixth Annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year: “Promoting Improved Patient Health Outcomes by Integrating Nursing Education, Research and Practice” 2006 Honoree – Gwendolyn E. Johnson, RNC, BS, RN

The Twenty-Fifth Annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year: “Clinical Nursing Practices To Improve Patient Outcomes” 2005 Honoree – Veronica A. Clarke-Tasker, PhD, MBA, MPH, RN

The Twenty-Fourth Annual Salute to a Black Nurse: “Research Based Evidence for Successful Aging” 2004 Honoree – M. Elizabeth Carnegie, DPA, RN, FAAN

The Twenty-Third Annual Salute to a Black Nurse: “Emerging Health Threats: Nursing Solutions in a New Era” 2003 Honoree – Dorothy L. Powell, Ed.D., RN, FAAN

The Twenty-Second Annual Salute to a Black Nurse: “Technology: Building Skills for Nursing Science” 2002 Honoree – Velma Henderson, MSN, RN

The Twenty-First Annual Salute to a Black Nurse 2001 Honoree – Margaret Pemberton, AA, RN

The Twentieth Annual Salute to a Black Nurse: “Capital Ideas …Monumental Solutions: Nursing in the 21st Century” 2000 Honoree – Audrey C. Drake, MSN, RN, CNAAC 25th Anniversary BNA of GWA

The Nineteenth Annual Salute to a Black Nurse: “Facilitating Healthy Lifestyles: Achieving Healthy People 2010 Goals” 1999 Honoree – Anna R. McClain, MSN, RN

The Eighteenth Annual Salute to a Black Nurse: “The Heart and Soul of Healing: A Journey to Health” 1998 Honoree – Donna Rae Richardson, JD, RN

The Seventeenth Annual Salute to a Black Nurse: “Business and Community: Essential Partners for Health” 1997 Honoree – Jacquelyn R.Campbell, MSN, RN, CPNP

The Sixteenth Annual Salute to a Black Nurse: “Meeting The Challenge of Change Through Collaboration” 1996 Honoree – Mary S. Harper, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

The Fifteenth Annual Salute to a Black Nurse: “Protecting and Promoting the Health of African American Women and Children” 1995 Honoree – Patricia Clarke Tompkins, MS, RN

The Fourteenth Annual Salute to a Black Nurse: “Preparing for the Restructured Health Care System” 1994 Honoree – Barbara J. Hatcher, Ph.D., RN

The Thirteenth Annual Salute to a Black Nurse: “Strengthening the African American Family: A Strategy for Reducing Violence in Black Communities” 1993 Honoree – Margie Scott Word, AAS, RN

The Twelfth Annual Salute to a Black Nurse: “Year 2000: The Challenge Promoting Health and Protecting Wellness” 1992 Honoree – Carolyn Peoples Veiga, Ph.D., RN

The Eleventh Annual Salute to a Black Nurse: “Two Decades of Progress – But Challenges Ahead” 1991 Honoree – Bernardine M. Lacey, Ed.D., RN, FAAN

The Tenth Annual Salute to a Black Nurse: “Expanding Access to Health Care” 1990 Honoree – Col. (Ret.) Margaret E. Bailey, BA, RN

The Ninth Annual Salute to a Black Nurse 1989 Honoree – Gwendolyn Y. Webster, MSN, RN, CNAA

The Eighth Annual Salute to a Black Nurse 1988 Honoree – Johnella Banks, D.N.SC., RN

The Seventh Annual Salute to a Black Nurse 1987 Honoree – Brenda Smitherman Cherry, Ph.D., RN

The Sixth Annual Salute to a Black Nurse 1986 Honoree – Geraldine A. Feaster, MSN, RN, CNA

The Fifth Annual Salute to a Black Nurse 1985 Honoree – Brig. Gen (Ret.) Clara Adams-Ender, MSN, RN, NMAS

The Fourth Annual Salute to a Black Nurse 1984 Honoree – Brig. Gen (Ret.) Hazel Johnson-Brown, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

The Third Annual Salute to a Black Nurse 1983 Honoree – Ida Cammon Robinson, MSN, RN

The Second Annual Salute to a Black Nurse 1982 Honoree – Lillian E. Wade, MSN, RN

The First Annual Salute to a Black Nurse 1981 Honoree – Vernice Ferguson, MA, RN, FAAN, FRCN