Eliza Pillars is a united group of extraordinary people doing extraordinary things.

-President Laverne Watts RN, MSN

Welcome to EPRNM!

Seventy four years ago six strong black female nurses saw the need to band themselves together in support of each other first and of other nurses of color. That single act has flourished to what is known today as The Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi. It has grown from six nurses to a state wide organization consisting of seven districts. I am blessed to serve as president to this group of high spirited and enthusiastic nurses.

Nursing is considered one of the most respected professions, and with good cause. Nurses realize that they will more often give more than they are given. They are prepared for the long grueling hours and lack of sleep. But at the end of the day they only want to know if they have helped someone and completed all assigned task. I urge anyone thinking of nursing not to judge the profession by the amount of blood you think you will see but the amount of heart that you will find yourself giving to others.

February Update 2021


Neeka L. Sanders, MD, ObGyn

North Mississippi Medical Center

February 20, 2021 | 11 :00 AM CST
Registration Fee: $15
Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse practitioners, and other interested healthcare providers.

Educational Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, the learner should better be able to:
  • Identify healthcare disparities in the African American community.
  • Define implicit bias and recognize its influence on healthcare.
  • Communicate concerns using Teamstepps communication tools and acronyms.

The speaker for today has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

This activity has been submitted to the Mississippi Nurses Foundation, Inc for approval to award contact hours.  The Mississippi Nurses Foundation is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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February 2021 Update

February 20, 2021 | 11 :00 AM CST

Registration Fee: $15