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About Us - Mission

Mission - The mission of the Sylvia Bond Nursing Society (SBNS) is to prepare professional nurses to collaborate, lead, and promote excellence in healthcare.

Flowchart illustrating goals for nurses who want to develop their leadership skills.History -SBNS originated in 2000 to encourage people to choose nursing as a career by educating, role modeling, recognizing and celebrating the nursing profession. The Society is committed to developing highly skilled and specialized nurse leaders to excel in the profession, educate, and mentor others. The lighthouse, the Society's symbol of professional achievement, was inspired by Sylvia Bond, R.N., who was a beacon for the nursing profession in central Georgia for 30 years. She lit the way and guided others as a professional nurse, nurse educator and leader. She led efforts to establish community-based health programs and establish high standards of excellence for patient care. Over the years, the focus the Sylvia Bond Nursing Society has widened to encompass the scope of the nursing profession, including a vigorous response to the national and local nursing shortage at all levels of nursing.

Goals - The Sylvia Bond Nursing Society strives to improve healthcare by:

  • Reinforcing vital nurse recruitment efforts through scholarship awards
  • Providing educational support to established nursing professionals through scholarships, seminars, and an annual leadership institute
  • Offering valuable networking and mentoring opportunities for nursing professionals in the Central Georgia area

Supporting and promoting needed research initiatives

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