Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority Inc. is an international organization of Registered Nurses. Founded in 1932, Chi Eta Phi is comprised of Registered Nurses of color and provides service activities to the community such as nursing educations, heart health education, sickle cell walk, mental health walk, breast cancer walk and health symposiums in addition to elevating interest in the nursing profession. The celebration luncheon which honers chapter organizer Helen Bargeron was in compliance with Covid-19 protocols. Throughout the chapters 62 year existence, over 70 women have been recipients of their philanthropy.
The Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority Inc. recently held their 26th annual Helen Bargeron Nursing Scholarship luncheon culminating the giving of tens of thousands to young black women desiring to pursue nursing careers.
Recipients of the scholarships are senior nursing students: Kai Howard (Florida State College of Jacksonville) and (Quashawanda Raines (St John’s State College).
“These two ladies have indicated they will be a very valuable asset to the nursing profession, and have aspirations of pursuing higher education in the profession,” said VP Tiara Cohen.
Pictured from left to right is Tiara Cohen (Vice President), Julia Paul (President), Scholarship recipients: Kai Howard, Quashawnda Raines and Chi Eta Phi member Yvette Lowery.