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 has served as a full-time faculty member at Bishop State Community College where she 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 (2014-2017) at Virginia College she was instrumental in initiating a new program, Patient Care Technicians/Certified Assistant Nurses (PCT/CNA).
Mrs. White has an American Nurse’s Credentialing Certification (ANCC) in Perinatal Nursing and has worked for over 18 years in 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 Black Nurses Rock and presently serves as President of the Mobile Bay Area chapter which achieved the Health and Wellness Award for their community involvement. Mrs. White has served on the board for Project Hope, an organization to assist those returning from prison to re-establish their rights and family situations. She is an active leader in her community and serves in the capacity of educator and leader at the Mobile County Community Service Development Corporation. She is a member of Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, American Nurses Association, Alabama State Nurses Association, Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated, also, an inductee of the Nursing National Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau in 2005 and a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. She has also participated as an Item Writer for Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools for NCLEX for RN.