Proud of Our Past
Embracing our future
The need for nurses and other health care providers is so clearly evident.
In our country and around the world, we are seeing daily, unprecedented illness and deaths. We are also seeing significant death rates among African Heritage and other people of color. MMPNO remains even more committed to increasing the number of African Heritage nurses.
To achieve this goal, outreach to our community and encouragement of our members to engage in new volunteer opportunities play major roles in MMPNO’s mission.
Most recently, members actively participated in a Museum of Flight event for 6th to 8th graders.
Our historic mission is also to provide financial aid and scholarships to students of African Heritage who pursue studies leading to careers in professional nursing.
Our scholarship recipients usually are working while in school, have families, and continue to maintain grade point averages above 3.5. They are the embodiment of resilience, compassion, and a desire to provide excellent nursing care to others.
Join us in our mission by becoming a member of the Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization.
Our beloved Dr. Thaddeus Spratlen has passed.
Our strength comes from each other.
MMPNO members volunteer at a community COVID-19 vaccination clinic.
Muriel G Softli, MPA, MEd, BSN, RN, School Nurse Legend
Shirley Gilford, BSN, RN, Seattle Public Schools First Black Nurse
“Why You Should Take The Covid-19 Vaccine” article by Dr. Ben Danielson, MD; Dr. Maxine Hayes, MD; Dr. Rayburn Lewis, MD; Dr. Meredith Mathews, MD; Dr. John Vassall, MD; and Dr. Bessie Young, MD
Become a MMPNO Member.
Join us to support students of African Heritage who pursue studies leading to careers in professional nursing.
Membership is open to any registered nurse of African Heritage who is committed to our mission and goals to:
- Provide scholarships to African Heritage students pursing a degree in professional nursing.
- Implement community service projects designed to enhance the physical, social, and emotional well-being of African Heritage residents and other ethnic/racial groups in Washington State.
- Embrace and cultivate our community of nurses working to engage our African Heritage.