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As a member, you will join over 150,000 that NBNA represents and those who recognize the value of belonging to the only professional African American nursing association. Through our 94 chapters, we provide countless hours of community-based health care services and outreach to African American communities across our Nation.


The National Black Nurses Association provides leadership to advance nursing practice, improve health care for all Americans, particularly the un-served and the underserved and shape health policy for the access and delivery of health care services. We are actively engaged in the many issues currently challenging the profession of nursing. There is no better time than now that African American nurses need to work together in their professional association to not only survive, but to prosper in this time of change in the reform of our health care system.

"You are where you are today because you stand on somebody's shoulders. And wherever you are heading, you cannot get there by yourself. If you stand on the shoulders of others, you have a reciprocal responsibility to live your life so that others may stand on your shoulders. It's the quid pro quo of life. We exist temporarily through what we take, but we live forever through what we give."   - Vernon Jordan