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Nursing Organizations

National Black Nurses Association
The National Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NBNA) is a professional nursing organization representing more than 150,000 African American nurses throughout the United States.

University of Maryland Black Students’ Nursing Association
The UMAB BSNA website includes links for National, Baltimore and Washington Chapters of the NBNA. It also includes the website and meetings of the local chapters as well.

Advance for Nurses
With Magazines, Web Sites and Job Fairs we are a comprehensive source of health care information and support for all of your professional needs.

American Nurses Association
The American Nurses Association is a full-service professional organization representing the nation’s 2.6 million Registered Nurses through its 54 constituent state associations and 13 organizational affiliate members. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.

Black Congress on Health, Law and Economics
The Black Congress on Health, Law and Economics (BCHLE) is an association of national organization representing more than 2 million African American professionals. BCHLE links African American organizations together through educational and other informational forums to improve the organization’s understanding of strategic partnerships, long term investment and how public policy is developed and implemented.

Capital Area Rountable on Informatics in Nursing
CARING is an organization advancing the delivery of quality healthcare through the integration of informatics in practice, education, administration, and research with a focus on nursing

District of Columbia Nurses Association
The DCNA represents employees in workplace disputes and negotiating collective bargaining agreements and also provides testimony to the Council of the District of Columbia on health care issues and matters affecting union members’ working conditions.

Greater Washington Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
The Greater Washington Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (GWANAC) is the local chapter of the National Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), a nonprofit professional nursing organization committed to fostering the individual and collective professional development of nurses committed to optimal health care for persons infected or affected by HIV, and to promoting the health, welfare, and rights of all HIV-infected persons.

National Council of Negro Women
National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) works to improve the quality of life for women, girls, families and communities across the United States and in African countries.

National Institute of Nursing Research
The National Institute of Nursing Research supports clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the life span-from management of patients during illness and recovery to the reduction of risks for disease and disability, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, promoting quality of life in those with chronic illness, and care for individuals at the end of life.

Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland
Representing the interests of nurse practitioners before the executive and legislative branches of the government of the State of Maryland and other federal, state and local government entities.

Maryland Nurses Association
The Maryland Nurses Association will foster the development and advancement of nursing practice and will work to achieve quality health care for all the people of Maryland

Educational Institutions (Nursing)

Bowie State University
The nursing curricula is developed and implemented based on the faculty’s beliefs about professional nursing education and professional nursing practice, the nature of the client, beliefs about health and the environment. Professional nursing education in the University setting encourages the development of critical thinking, communication, social awareness and collaborative skills that facilitate academic and personal development.

Howard University College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Health Science
Howard University Division of Nursing offers the Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees in Nursing, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner).

Montgomery Community College
The Montgomery College Nursing Program can start you on the path to a rewarding career as a registered nurse.

Prince Georges Community College
Prince George’s Community College’s Nursing Program is one of the largest of the 14 associate degree programs in Maryland.

University of the District of Columbia
This site has a list of UDC programs, including an Associate Degree and BS in Nursing.

Nursing Boards

Maryland Board of Nursing
The mission of the Board of Nursing is to assure safe competent nurses and nursing care for the citizens of Maryland by: determining qualifications for licensure; facilitating licensure examinations; issuing licenses to practice; developing and implementing regulations; monitoring nursing practice; enforcing standards of practice and education; and educating the community.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing
The Health Professional Licensing Administration helps protect public health and safety through the administration of registration programs in Dance Therapy, Recreation Therapy, and Naturopathy. The administration also provides staff support to the professional boards and advisory committees that regulate the practice of their respective professions in the District of Columbia.

Nursing Sororities

Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.
A leading national organization of registered nurses and undergraduate nursing students, the members of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. strive to be a dynamic force within each and every community that we represent.

RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN is dedicated to researching and writing the most detailed information for anyone looking to get their RN to BSN degree. With hundreds of RN to BSN Programs in our database (all hand-edited), detailed written summaries by actual nurses of all walks of life, and our use of data, numbers, and percentages based on even more research, we are the best source for researching which RN to BSN Program is best for you.

Sigma Theta Tau Internationational
Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing provides leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research to enhance the health of all people. We support the learning and professional development of our members, who strive to improve nursing care worldwide.


Nursing Spectrum
Nursing Spectrum is an RN-led communications company that celebrates nurses and the profession of nursing. The company offers Unlimited CE program for only $34.99. With a one-year Unlimited Online CE membership, all online courses 1.5 contact hours or less and all state-specific mandatory modules are free. All other online courses are 50% off.

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community- based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.

American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.
Experts. Definitions. Diagnosis. Management. Prevention. Symptoms. Treatments. Valuable content for living with diabetes and the health affects associated with diabetes

Johnson & Johnson
To address the nursing shortage, Johnson & Johnson launched Discover Nursing, a campaign to attract more people to the field. The web site conveys the benefits of a career in nursing and provides links to nursing schools and scholarship programs, and profiles 69 nurses in a variety of nursing careers.

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