Marcia Lowe, MSN, RN-BC, third year PhD student in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing has been selected as a recipient of a United Health Foundation’s Scholarship presented by the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA).
Lowe will accept the award at the National Black Nurses Association’s Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 7, 2014.
Lowe was president of the Birmingham Black Nurses Association from 2005 to 2008. She also served on the NBNA Board of Directors and as the chair of the national membership committee from 2010 to 2013.
Lowe currently is employed by UAB hospital as an Advanced Nursing Coordinator in the Medical Nursing Division and works with nurses on the Palliative Care and GI/Liver Transplant units. The scholarship will assist her in completing the PhD program.
“As a lifetime member of NBNA, it is an honor to receive this scholarship. Nursing is my passion and I am excited to be on this journey,” said Lowe.
As part of the scholarship program Lowe will be assigned an NBNA-affiliated mentor to help her achieve her professional goals and aspirations. She also will be able to submit articles for publication in the NBNA newsletter and to speak at the NBNA conference. She also will work closely with her program advisor Pat Patrician, PhD, RN, and academic advisors Martha A. Dawson, DNP, RN, and Jennifer Coleman, PhD, RN, CNE.
The National Black Nurses Association’s mission is to represent and provide a forum for black nurses to advocate for and implement strategies to ensure access to the highest quality of healthcare for persons of color.