According to the Florida Center for Nursing, more than 40 percent of Florida nurses are approaching retirement age in the next 10 years, leaving the state to face a massive shortage of registered nurses by 2025. That’s why nursing recruitment and retention have become major healthcare industry issues.
Members of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., Sigma Chapter celebrated their annual Helen Bargeron Scholarship luncheon at Copeland’s Restaurant. Student nurses Katrina Harped and Laquita Wiggins, were awarded scholarships. The students thanked the members of the sorority for helping to make their dream of becoming a registered nurse a reality.
Chi Eta Phi, Sorority, Incorporated is an international organization of registered nurses whose motto is “Service for Humanity”.
More than 8,000 Registered Nurses and Student Nurses hold membership in Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. The Sorority was organized on October 16, 1932 with the assistance of 11 other courageous registered nurses.
Shown is a group picture of scholarship recipients Laquita Wiggins and Katrina Harpe, chapter charter members and members.