Bring Diversity to Nursing

BDN Highlights

BDN News:

  • Go to the web for more information about Bring Diversity to Nursing students at UMass Lowell.
  • BDN was recognized by the Eastern Research Nursing Society (ERNS) for its research team in 2013
  • The BDN office is located in the Health and Social Sciences Building.
  • UMass Lowell Profile of Wendy Sanchez Fall 2012
  • BDN's Djwan Scott, Diversity Support Services Coordinator, was among the University and community leaders celebrating the groundbreaking of the Health and Social Sciences Building on South Campus.
  • 2012  Djwan Scott, Diversity Support Services Coordinator, was selected by Brigham & Women's Department of Nursing and Patient Care Services as a Ujima Award Recipient. Ujima is one of the seven principles of Kwanza, which celebrates family, community and culture. At BWH, the annual Ujima Award and celebration recognizes the contributions of multicultural members of the Nursing and Patient Care Services community.

Bring Diversity to Nursing Events:

MAVA Conference 2012 Assabet Valley Regional Technical HS

Dr. Abdallah, Dr. Knight, Dr., Melillo, Dr. Dowling and graduate student Fatima Abdallah attend the MAVA Conference at Assabet Regional Technical High School with the Mobile Simulation Lab.  June 27, 2012

Dr. Abdallah and Tiffany Yonhorn taught a two-day nursing workshop at the Lawrence YMCA - July 13-14, 2010.

YMCA-program-BDN-11opt Symbol Recognizes Service to Others
Emma Bindi, a BDN student, was recognized for her contribution to the Nursing Students Without Borders program.

UMass Lowell BDN Students and Dr. Abdallah attended Lawrence High School's 8th Annual Health and Human Services Career Awareness Day - May 12, 2010 

BDN2 at lhs 2010UMass Lowell Sends Delegates to Clemson Diversity Conference
BDN's Dr. Knight attends a conference in South Carolina
about promoting diversity.

Lawrence High School Nursing Workshop
BDN's Nursing Workshop inspires Lawrence High School
students to pursue nursing as a career choice.

UMass Lowell Recieves Presidental Community Service Award
Bring Diversity to Nursing helps contribute to the nearly 44,000 hours of community service provided by UMass Lowell.

New England Black Nurses Association Reception

Bringing Diversity to Nursing on Sunrise Radio:
On June 5, 2008, Sunrise radio interviewed Karen Devereaux Melillo, Ph.D., GNP, ANP-BC, FAANP and Lisa Abdallah, Ph.D., RN, about the nursing shortage and how the BDN project hopes to combat it.

Videos
"Bring Diversity to Nursing Program"
Dr. Lisa Abdallah speaks about the BDN program in Lawrence on May 5, 2011

"On The Move" Bus visits Sullivan Middle School in Lowell