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About Us


A group of Black Nurses attending the 47th American Nurses’ Association Convention in 1970 held a caucus to discuss common concerns. A steering committee met in 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio and organized to investigate, define, and determine the needs of Black Americans and to implement changes in health care. The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) was incorporated and obtained tax-exempt status in 1972.

Our goals include support for the development of a cadre of ethnic nurses reflecting the nation’s diversity; advocacy for culturally competent, accessible and affordable health care; promotion of the professional and educational advancement of ethnic nurses; education of consumers, health care professionals and policy.

Our mission is “to serve as the voice for Black nurses and diverse populations ensuring equal access to professional development, promoting educational opportunities and improving health.”

Contact Us

Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington DC Area
P O Box 55143, Washington, DC 20040
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