The mission of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NBNA) is to provide a forum for collective action by African American nurses to “investigate, define, and determine the healthcare needs of African Americans and implement change to make health care available to African Americans and others commensurate to that of the larger society.”
There are 150,000 registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, licensed vocational nurses, and student nurses in 91 chapters.
Provides educational forums for nurses throughout the Nation.
Coordinates and implements community healthcare service programs and collaborates with state and federal agencies.
Provides health prevention and advocacy programs for consumers, particularly for African Americans and minority communities.
Annual institute and conference: July or August at a major city across the Nation
National Black Nurses Day on Capitol Hill: Second Thursday in February annually
National Black Nurses Foundation fundraising dinner: February
Celebration of National Black Nurses Day: First Friday in February annually
NBNA Annual Report
Journal of National Black Nurses Association: semiannual
NBNA Newsletter: Quarterly
NBNA History Book
Professional education materials are available