Welcome to the Black Nurses Association of the Greater Washington D.C. Area

The Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington, D.C. Area, Inc. (BNAofGWDCA) is the fourth chartered chapter of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA). BNA of GWDCA, in concurrence with the National Black Nurses Association is open to all active and retired licensed nurses (RNs and LPNs) and student nurses. BNA of GWDCA collaborates with other professionals and organizations, provides mentoring and tutorial services to Black nurses, nursing students and prospective nurses, and serves as the local nursing body to influence legislation and policies that affect Black consumers.

Benefits of Membership

Membership is in both the Greater Washington, DC Area Chapter and the National Black Nurses Association and entitles the individual to:

  1.     Continuing Nursing Education Programs at discounted cost/registration fees
  2.     Journal of the National Black Nurses Association
  3.     NBNA Newsletter
  4.     NBNA Annual Institutes and Conferences
  5.     Networking, Mentoring and Support Systems
  6.     Professional Development
  7.     Washington, D.C. Area Community Service
  8.     Health Screening, Education and Counseling
  9.     Scholarship and Professional Recognition
  10.     Political Voice for Black Nurses and Consumers
  11.     Committee and Task Force Participation

Membership is open to all active and retired licensed nurses (RNs and LPNs) and nursing students. NBNA is a non-profit tax-exempt, non discriminatory professional organization.

General Membership Meetings

General membership meetings are held on the 4th Thursday with the following exceptions:
No meetings in July, August and December (Annual Christmas Social, TBA).
The November meeting is held on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

6:00 pm to 6:30 pm - Refreshments and Fellowship
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm - General Membership Meeting

Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ
4704 Thirteenth Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20011
Free Parking Available

Networking * Mentoring * Fellowshipping

Membership Fees*

Category National Local Total Due
R.N. or L.P.N. $225 $50 $275
1st Year Graduate
(Graduated 2012)
$150 $25 $175
Retired $150 $20 $170
Nursing Student $65 $10 $75
Lifetime* $2000 $50 - M
$20 - R
$2050 - M
$2020 - R







*M = Member *R = Retired

*Lifetime dues may be paid in four installments in a 12 month period.
Chapter dues must still be paid annually.

*Please submit the total due (including both the local and National dues) to BNA-GWDCA and mail along with application to

PO Box 55285
Washington, DC 20040

Click here to download the Membership Application.
Click here to download Abode Acrobat.
For any questions about the membership meetings, send an email to or call 202-291-8866.