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NEHEP Partnership Directory

National Black Nurses Association, Inc.

8630 Fenton Street, Suite 330
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-589-3200
Fax: 301-589-3223
Web Site:


Debra A. Toney, PhD, RN
Immediate Past President


  • Mission:

    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.”

  • Membership/Affiliates:

    There are 3,000 registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, licensed vocational nurses, and student nurses in 80 chapters.

  • Programs/Activities:

    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.

  • Meetings:

    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

  • Publications:

    NBNA Annual Report

    Journal of National Black Nurses Association: semiannual

    NBNA Newsletter: Quarterly

    NBNA History Book

    Professional education materials are available

Date Last Updated
October 2010

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health