Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Trina Kumodzi, BSN, RN, CCRN

University of Virginia
PhD Student

Trina Kumodzi, BSN, RN, CCRN is a BSN-PhD student at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. She graduated cum laude with an Associate Degree in Nursing from the Community College of Baltimore County in Maryland and she was honored with the prestigious Dr. Mary Lou Stromer Nursing Excellence Award. She also graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Nursing from Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing.   Her research interest is firearm injury prevention to reduce hospital readmission rates. Ms. Kumodzi is a board-certified critical care nurse with clinical experience in trauma and adult critical care. She is adjunct clinical nursing faculty at the Community College of Baltimore County and a professional nursing curriculum tutor for students at the College who need supplemental instruction to successfully matriculate. She also works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Virginia. Ms. Kumodzi is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She is an active community volunteer and has received several awards for her service, including the Black Nursing Organizations of Maryland’s Harriet Tubman Living Legacy Award in Adult Health and the Kings Landing Humanitarian Award. She served two terms as the Vice President of the Baltimore chapter of the National Black Nurses Association. She is committed to pursuing a career in academia, research, and public policy both during and upon completion of her doctoral degree.