Press - May 4, 2015

National Black Nurses Association Dedicates New Building

Contact: Millicent Gorham
Phone: 301-589-3200
The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) will open its new building on historic Capitol Hill on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 as it celebrates the first day of National Nurses Week.
Located at 251 8th Street, NE, Washington, NBNA will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:15 p.m. and the building will be open until 3 p.m.  "NBNA is excited to have a new home", stated Reverend Deidre Walton, JD, MSN, RN-PHN, President and CEO.  "NBNA members are coming from all over the nation to witness this historic and momentous occasion." 
"When members come for our annual NBNA Day on Capitol Hill, they will be within a short distance to visit with their Members of Congress and other stakeholders to discuss policy issues important to the profession of nursing", exclaimed President Walton.
"And, we are thrilled to have a presence in Washington, DC and a place where our members can take advantage of working with other nursing associations."
The mission of the National Black Nurses Association is "to represent and provide a forum for Black nurses to advocate and implement strategies to ensure access to the highest quality of healthcare for persons of color."