“I LEARNED AT JOHNS HOPKINS THAT YOU HAVE TO PAY IT FORWARD AND BE A POSITIVE INFLUENCE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS OF JOHNS HOPKINS NURSES.”
REGINALD E. BANNERMAN
MBA/MSN ’03, BSN ’97, RN, NE-BC
Johns Hopkins afforded me a great foundation to build my career and also to give back. The essence of teamwork and dedication to help others was ingrained in me during my tenure at the school. Alumni Director Melinda Rose was one of my unsung heroes. Her support and guidance was very reassuring and gave me confidence to pay it forward. As director of nursing of the Psychiatry Department of Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, I am proud of my part in the recent publication of the Bully Awareness Intervention Feasibility study in the Archives of Psychiatric Nursing 29 (2015) 426-433 and I also find it quite professionally rewarding to see students excel as I assist them through the career process. “To whom much is given, much is required,” and I always ask the students to pay it forward.