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2/11/2019 — Five BMC Nurses Receive New England Regional Black Nurses Association (NERBNA) Excellence in Nursing Award

Congratulations to our nurses who received the NERBNA Excellence in Nursing Practice Award at the 31st Annual NERBNA Award Dinner, held at the Boston Marriott on Friday, February 8, 2019.


Hear their stories.

"BMC is a great place to work because of the patient population that we have. We are able to care for people who don't have a lot of money or have a lot.

And so, work without judgment. Take the time to listen. Take the time to help... your colleagues, family members.

Show people really what love is and what it is to care and take care of their loved ones." - Marva, MICU nurse

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"I love working here at BMC because it's my community. I live right down the street and I've always wanted to work here. And I like to work with those that are like myself." - Sharmecka, Case Manager on 6 East

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"This award means a lot to me and I am so proud, humbled and grateful to be a part of an organization that supports black nurses." - Andrea, Charge Nurse on 6 West

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"You have patients that count on you, that rely on you. But, try your best. Go above and beyond. Give all yourself, that's the bottom line." - Narces, staff nurse on 7 West

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"I never thought of doing nursing as a profession. When I came to this country, my dad got sick and I see how much the nurses are helpful and taking good care of him.

Just the compassion in their eyes for what they do.. that kind of get me into considering this career and I have never regretted it." - Mariama, Charge Nurse in the Observation Unit

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The New England Regional Black Nurses Association, Inc. is a part of the national effort to unify, educate and increase the number of African American Nurses in this country. NERBNA is dedicated to investigating, defining and determining the health care needs of African Americans throughout New England. NERBNA is committed to implementing the necessary changes to insure that optimum health care is available to African Americans and other underserved communities.