NBNA News Guidelines for Submission
The NBNA News is the official newsletter of the National Black Nurses Association. NBNA News is a member benefit that is dedicated to informing the membership about current health care advances, board members and local chapter’s activities, acute and chronic diseases, nursing research, national healthcare discussions, career and education opportunities, and health legislation. All members and non-members are welcome to submit information for publication into NBNA News.
Topics included are related to healthcare and nursing, but not limited to the following:
• Community Services
• Cultural Competence
• Disease Management
• Disparities in Health
• Global Health
• Health Policy
• Illness Prevention
• Nursing Education
Preparation of Article
General: Times New Roman
Font size 12
Margins: 1” on all sides
Length: Maximum 1000 words
The name of the article should appear on the first page and should include the author's name with credentials, contact information, position, and institution. Provide a chapter’s name when appropriate.
Example: Mary Culpepper, MSN, RN
443 Professional Drive, Avondale, TN, 33223
Clinical Nursing Specialist
Avondale Medical Center
Central Avondale Black Nurses Association
Title: Analysis of a Progressive Education Program among Americans
Please note: Credentials will be placed as followed: highest degree, licensure, and
certification graphs and pictures must be included in the document or as an
References must be in APA format, listed in alphabetical order. Four (4) basic forms are presented. Please consult the current APA style reference manual.
Brown, A., & Smith, M. (2010). Reading, understanding, analysing, and the application of
nursing research (10th ed.). New Jersey: Lincoln, Inc.
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (2011). Title of the article. Title of
Periodical, 19(3), 233-239.
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (2011). Title of article. Title of Periodical, 19(3),
233-239. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from http://www.nbna.org
Author, A. A. (2011). Title of work. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from http://www.nbna.org
Please include a 3-5 line biographical sketch
Kristina Campbell, PhD, RN, CNE, is the director of the Master in Nursing degree program at Plato University. Dr. Campbell’s research focuses on educational disparities among ethnic minority students. She is a member of the Hartford Area Black Nurses Association.
Please include a professional photograph.
Members on the Move
All members are welcome to submit professional nursing and chapter activities for publication. Member submission must include the following: Member name, credentials, local chapter role (if any), name of chapter, and details to be published. Please include photo with caption as necessary.
Regina Carver, MSN, RN, Treasurer, Piney Branch BNA, received her certification in nursing administration. Regina is the patient care coordinator at Westchester Medical Center in Cleveland, OH.
The BNA of Ocean Springs held its annual fall scholarship banquet at the Westin Resort. The chapter awarded 5- $1,000 scholarship to freshman nursing students at Ocean Spring College. The keynote speaker was Dr. Susan Parker, Vice President for Ocean Spring Medical Center.
Pictures for Members on the Move
Chapter, group, and individual pictures must include captions. Each person in a picture must be identified with the full name. All relevant information pertaining to the picture should be provided such as the name of the event, location, date, and any other relevant information.
Letter to the Editor
Members are welcome to submit open letters to the editor prior to the deadline. All appropriate responses will be published in the proceeding NBNA News.
Ads to be published must consult the following: http://www.nbna.org/advertising
Also contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NBNA News is a quarterly publication. Deadlines for submitted information are as followed:
Editions Deadlines Publication
Winter February 10th March
Spring May 10th June
Summer August 10th September
Fall November 10th December
Submission (All information for NBNA News):
Email (preferred): email@example.com
Mail: National Black Nurses Association
Attn: NBNA News
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 330
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3803
** Articles are reviewed and may require editing. Unless clearly specified, views, columns,
and letters published in NBNA News represent the opinions of the author and do not reflect the official policies of NBNA.
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