Welcome to the NNJBNA
As an affiliate chapter of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc., the Northern New Jersey Black Nurses Association (NNJBNA) is a professional nursing organization representing African American registered, licensed vocational/practical nurses, nursing students and retired nurses in Northern New Jersey.
The National Black Nurses Association, Inc. was founded in 1971 in response to concerns regarding the growing inequities in health care for African Americans and the lack of a voice from black nurses on their issues. The National Black Nurses Association's mission is to provide a forum for collective action by black nurses to investigate, define and advocate for the health care needs of African Americans and to implement strategies that ensure access to health care, equal to, or above health care standards of the larger society. NNJBNA and NBNA are committed to improving the quality of life of persons who share the African American heritage and other ethnic groups by:
- building consumer knowledge and understanding of health care issues;
- educating and mentoring registered nurses, licensed vocational/practical nurses, nursing students and retired nurses;
- facilitating the professional development and career advancement of nurses in emerging healthcare systems; and,
- promoting economic development of nurses through entrepreneurial and other business initiatives.
We are dedicated to improving the health of community-based African Americans through the provision of culturally competent, community-based programs.