Photo of two members of the Daytona Beach Black Nurses Association

Daytona Beach Black Nurses Association scholarship luncheon held on April 24, 2021 at Halifax Health

  • by John Guthrie
  • May 6, 2021
  • Categories: Blog, Mom Mental Health and Wellbeing, Podcast, Press Release, Uncategorized, Video

The Annual Daytona Beach Black Nurses Association Scholarship Luncheon was held on April 24, 2021. The Daytona Beach BNA is comprised of Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses in Volusia and Flagler counties. There are over 75 nurses both active and retired who are members and provide services throughout the community.

A $500 scholarship was awarded to Lafawn Williams. She is currently studying to be an LPN at Daytona State College.  The Halifax Health Foundation provided these scholarship funds.  A delicious meal, venue and gift was provided by Halifax Health.

The mission and vision of the Black Nurses Association is to provide a forum for nurses to determine the needs of minorities in the community and implement health promotion and prevention services and asks our Nurses and Health Care Professionals commit to working as a team, to promote the highest quality of culturally competent care involving patient support care services, resources, and the community at large.

According to Sharon James, RN and current chapter president, “Halifax Health has been here year after year supporting Daytona Beach Black Nurses Association and as our relationship continues to flourish, we expect to see more nurses with motivation to pursue their education and provide dedication to an awesome organization such as Halifax Health.”  

Joe Petrock, Executive Director of Halifax Health Foundation, commented, “We are so fortunate to have an organization in the community, like the BNA, that is so committed to furthering the education around quality healthcare in all our communities. The foundation is pleased to partner to provide these scholarships to deserving students right where we live.

About Halifax Health

Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit

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