Jonas IV-NLN Scholar Alumni

Jawanza Bundy, PhD, WHNP-BC, CNM, RN

Hampton University

Jawanza Bundy has provided healthcare to women across their lifespan for over 23 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Hampton University. Deciding to continue her commitment to women’s healthcare, she went on to receive a Masters of Science in Nursing and a Post Master’s Certificate at the University of Pennsylvania in the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and the Nurse Midwifery Programs, respectively. She also studied Ayurveda at the University of Pune, Pune, India. Mrs. Bundy believes that life comes full circle. With that being said, as a second-generation, proud Hamptonian, she decided to return to her “Home by the Sea” and is currently pursuing a PhD in Nursing with concentrations in family research and nursing education. She credits mentoring and the family support she received along the way as being instrumental to her success in both her professional career and personal life. Consequently, her dissertation research will examine mentoring and parental involvement in the college-going process of first-generation African American students considering nursing education.  Upon receiving her PhD, her plan is to  “pay it forward” by becoming faculty at a university that is committed to diversifying the nursing workforce and to continue research involving mentoring. Mrs. Bundy wholeheartedly believes, “A day without learning, is a day without living.” She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Association of Black Nursing Faculty, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, and is a recipient of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Scholarship, and the Penn Medicine CAREs Grant.