About NBNA

The National Black Nurses Association is fortunate to have great nursing leaders among its leadership in a variety of areas. The summary below is just an example of the signature programs and activities that draw African American nurses to NBNA. These programs help NBNA members grow stronger as they seek to provide culturally competent health care services in our communities.

The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) was organized in 1971 under the leadership of Dr. Lauranne Sams, former Dean and Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama.  Read More

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NBNA serves as the professional voice for over 200,000 African American registered nurses, licensed vocational/practical nurses, nursing students and retired nurses from the USA, Eastern Caribbean and Africa.  Through our 115 chapters, we provide countless hours of community-based health care services Read More


The Conference is the best state of the art continuing education. Up to 23 CEs in 5 days are offered during the duration of the annual event. Also offered: Career fair for local job seekers, Exhibitors showcasing schools of nursing and health systems and more, Scholarship awards, networking, and fun. Read more


Place your employment advertisements in the NBNA Newsletter, journal, and conference program book. Post your jobs on the career page Place your banners on the NBNA website. Click here for rates.

Health Policy

Find NBNA';s legislative agenda. Meet with your members of Congress in person or virtually. Track hot button issues on nursing practice from the congress and the administration. Read More


Need scholarship money?
Need help finding your first job after graduation?
Need to find a mentor, coach and advocate?
NBNA is the perfect place. We have 94 chapters in 34 states you can select from.  
Join today!!!
Student nurses at all levels are welcome, LPN to Post Doc. Read More

Job Seekers

We know that finding the perfect job takes work.
The NBNA Career Center has the right job to launch your nursing career.
Job postings are added daily for the novice to the most seasoned nurse.
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NBNA members. Logging in utilizing your username and password can unlock
Information on your profile, voting, special Member benefits, surveys
and more.


If access to a diverse nursing workforce is what you need, then NBNA is the
place. Post a job. Advertise your new innovation. Exhibit and highlight your latest
technology. Bring new knowledge for nursing practice. Let the NBNA members
help You drive your ROI. NBNA Corporate Roundtable Membership is Open to You! Read More

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