2018 CCBN SCHOLAR
STATS FOR JANAYE CULTON:
YEAR IN SCHOOL: Junior. In addition, finishing second year of prerequisites for Nursing Program
NAME OF SCHOOL: Arapahoe Community College
CURRENT MAJOR/PROGRAM: Double major. Associates of Applied Science, Medical Laboratory Technician Program, and Associates Degree in Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (start Fall of 2023).
WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE:
To me, success means creating and having a legacy. I will be a third generation nurse that is part of CCBN.
- Janaye Culton
The Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc (CCBN) introduced me to the many different fields and classifications of being a nurse. My ultimate nursing goal is to obtain my Doctor of Nurse Practice specializing in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology with a strong background in Histology and Psychiatry; and I would eventually like to run my own practice or become a teacher at a school as well.
Due to the education that was given, I soon decided to join CCBN and apply for their Dr. Bernard F. Gipson Sr. Nurse Science Scholarship in 2018 and thereafter, which I am still very THANKFUL for the awards I received. I didn’t become GRATEFUL though until I started to participate and receive guidance from CCBN mentors.
Part of being a CCBN Scholar is doing a project for the community that improves health care for the community or for nursing. My chosen project is to help new moms become educated in pursuing the appropriate healthcare facility for themselves and their families. Since I have started this project, I have assisted educating not only new moms, but also the community in why this is so important and beneficial for their families and themselves.
I have helped advance CCBN by spreading the word and providing information that I learned to help keep our CCBN team up to date. Whether that is in person or through social media as the POI of Publicity and Social Media.
I am a wife, a mother of four daughters, a double major student at Arapahoe Community College, a Laboratory Assistant at Children’s Hospital Colorado, and a Lab Assistant and Certified Nurse’s Assistant at Sky Ridge Medical Center. As my life may seem very busy and impossible to manage, I am grateful for the mentors at CCBN who have taught and are still teaching me how
to not only manage my tasks, but to not give up when the tasks seem impossible. I am grateful that when I initially failed my first two semesters of school, I was not discouraged by CCBN, but encouraged to do better and taught skills that have and will continue to assist me represent my patients and become someone that could guide others and make change. Because of this I
currently hold a 3.74 GPA. CCBN is helping me reach these goals by providing me with the necessary skills, funding, and people needed to advance in my career. The advocacy training I received through CCBN allowed me to advocate for the staff in healthcare. I was able to make change at a hospital because of these skills.
With that said, I am grateful to be a current member, scholarship awardee and the Chair of CCBN’s Publicity and Social Media Committee.
Thank you to the Colorado Council of Black Nurses, mentors, and supporters for providing more than one necessary tools needed to ensure my success.
- Janaye Culton