Event Calendar

Thursday, February 7, 2019

31st NBNA Day on Capitol Hill

Start Date: 2/7/2019 7:00 AM EST
End Date: 2/7/2019 5:00 PM EST

Venue Name: Washington Court Hotel

525 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC  United States  200001

Organization Name: NBNA

Nina Maysonet
Email: membership@nbna.org
Phone: 3015893200

NATIONAL BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION 31st ANNUAL NBNA DAY on CAPITOL HILL, Thursday, February 7, 2019, The Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.    
NBNA is excited that over 300 nurses and nursing students are expected to attend the 31st Annual NBNA Day on Capitol Hill.  Please find in the attachment, the "NBNA Legislative ToolKit" that will facilitate an educational - informational experience with your nursing colleagues and Members of Congress. The theme this year is " Addressing the Epidemic of Health Inequity: NBNA's Call to Action." 
To RSVP For NBNA Day on Capitol Hill: 
To make hotel reservations please call 
The cut-off date for the NBNA Guest Room Block Closes
Wednesday, January 16th!
To register a group of students, or if you have any questions, email Nina Maysonet at 
You will find below:  
  1. Legislative "Toolkit" - 5 Topics 
  2. Sample 2019 Appointment Request Letter to send to your Members of Congress, Senators and U.S. Representatives.  You may call 202-225-3121, or click on the links below, or copy the link to your URL to find your congressperson
3. 12 Steps to Making Your Visit Successful
4. Debriefing Legislative "Toolkit" Form
5. Healthcare Policy Terminology (Historical Information Included)
6. Selected Resources
7. Golden Rules
8. Metro Map
The day long program will start at 7:00 a.m. with a continental breakfast. The day will address this years theme the Epidemic of Health Inequity: NBNA's Call to Action, Members of Congress will bring brief greetings during the afternoon session. Our Capitol Hill visits will occur approximately from 10:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. You should make your appointments NOW (if you have not already) or whenever the Member of Congress or Hill staff person is available.  The debriefing session will focus on what you discussed - learned from your Members of Congress visit.  The debriefing session will begin at 2 p.m., followed by a reception.   
Below is your Legislative Toolkit:
Other Resources:
We will be asking the entire membership to send Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram messages on Thursday, February 7th, during the NBNA Day on Capitol Hill.  It takes about two minutes to establish an account on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  NBNA will be sending out messages about the NBNA legislative agenda for you to share and repost.  The Instagram messages will go out from your NBNA colleagues who will meet with their Members of Congress.
COLOR for the DAY: Once again we are requesting that in honor of heart health and women, that all attending please wear something "RED" on NBNA Day. 
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, February 7
Stay warm and travel safely.
Dr. Sheldon D. Fields, PhD, RN, FAAN, Co-Chair NBNA Health Policy Committee
Dr. Janice Phillips, PhD, RN, FAAN, Co-Chair NBNA Health Policy Committee

Online registration is currently unavailable. Please contact us via email or phone for assistance.