Agnes D. White, MSN, RN, is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University and plans to pursue her Post Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certificate from the University of Alabama. Mrs. White has a Master of Nursing from the University of South Alabama and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Mobile (formerly Mobile College). She is currently a full-time faculty member at Bishop State Community College where she has taught students from the entry level, mobility track and the senior students transitioning into their roles as professional RN’s. While serving as a program director from 2014-2017 at Virginia College she was instrumental in initiating a new program, PCT/CNA.
Mrs. White has an American Nurse’s Credentialing Certification in Perinatal Nursing and has worked over 18 years in the area of Obstetrics and Gynecology. While working as an OB/GYN nurse, she also worked as a psychiatric nurse. Mrs. White has an interest in solving mental health issues in the community including the co-existence of substance abuse that is increasing at a high rate, especially opioid use. The closure of mental health facilities in the state of Alabama and across the nation has caused those needing mental health and substance abuse services to have limited resources for treatment.
She is a member of National Black Nurses Rock and served during 2016-2017 as President of the Mobile Bay Area chapter, which was the recipient of the Health and Wellness Award for their community involvement. She has served on the board for Project Hope, an organization to assist those returning from prison to reestablish their rights and family situations. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Association of Women's Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), American Nurses Association and Alabama State Nurses Association.