The Alabama Nurses Association has elected its first African American president in its 107-year history. The organization named Dr. Lindsey Harris as its president.

The organization will induct Dr. Harris in a ceremony on the afternoon of Friday, September 25th.

According to a news release, Dr. Harris earned her bachelor of science nursing degree from Samford University, her master of science in nursing as a family nurse practitioner and her doctor of nursing practice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing. Dr. Harris is a past president of the Birmingham Black Nurses Association, Inc. (BBNA) and a member of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA).