BY DR. JENNIFER SANKEY-BATTLES, Ph.D., MHA, BSN
ATLANTA, GA. – At the 51st National Black Nurses Association Annual Institute and Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia Judith Clark, APRN-C, MSN, former President of the Central Florida Black Nurses Association of Orlando (CFBNA) received the Dr. Lauranne Sams Scholarship Award given to individuals involved in leadership, community activities, and pursuing advanced degrees. Present at the award ceremony were Mrs. Clark’s husband, Rev. G. Christopher Clark, Pastor of the Greater Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, Tangerine, Florida, and several CFBNA members.
Mrs. Clark is enrolled in the Doctorate in Nursing Practice program at Barry University. She is a two-time past President for the CFBNA serving in 2004-2007 and again 2014-2015. She has been the chairperson of the mentoring committee, a Board Member, and the project manager for the Mini Nurse Academy. In 2022, Mrs. Clark along with Aisha Pyatt and Carmen Isom implemented the Mini Nurse Academy at the Ivey Elementary School that resulted in 12 students graduating from the program. Mrs. Clark, along with her daughter Christa Clark, BSN, RN are active members of the Central Florida Black Nurses Association of Orlando, their involvement in the organization helps to move forward the mission.
Dr. Jennifer Sankey, President of CFBNA, stated, “Our organization is proud of Mrs. Clark for receiving this esteemed award that promotes leader engagement, community involvement and pursuit of an academic degree”. For more information about how to get involved with the CFBNA, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or https://cfbnaoforlando.org.