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National Black Nurses Association, Inc.


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.”

8630 Fenton Street, #910
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
(301) 589-3200

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Organizational membership

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


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Education programs

African American Outreach

Last updated: June 24, 2019