BEAUTIFUL NURSES—Elsie Murray, basileus; Shirley Powe, anti-basileus and chair; Deborah Stamps, keynote speaker; and Jerry Allen, historian.

“Nursing has made great progress and will continue to do so, I believe all nurses must continue to make nursing the caring and comprehensive profession that it has been in the past and will be in the future.” These are the words of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. Founder Ailene C. Ewell, R.N., B.S.N., (1896-1997).

On April 19, at the LeMont Restaurant, the Kappa Chapter Inc. of Chi Eta Phi held their Annual Mamie Garland Scholarship Event.  Guests enjoyed a delightful brunch and a word from keynote speaker Deborah C. Stamps, EdD, MS, RN, GNP, NE, BC. Stamps is currently vice president and chief nursing officer at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital. This was her first visit to Pittsburgh and she suggested that the 2018 Northeast Regional Conference should be in Pittsburgh. Stamps spoke on finding your way around the Affordable Care Act and the fact that African-Americans have the largest amount of uninsured people. She said now every American will have access to affordable care.

During the delightful afternoon, a scholarship was presented to Autumn Ficklin, and graduating seniors from Duquesne School of Nursing were acknowledged including Charisse Skinner. The members wore beautiful shades of green and yellow, and many of the Chi Eta Phi nurses took an active role in the day’s activities. The purpose of this organization is to develop a corps of nursing leaders, encourage continuing education, have continuous recruitment for nursing and health professionals and stimulate a close and friendly relationship among members. This event was generously underwritten by Anna and Ed Dunlap, of the LeMont Restaurant.


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