A Message From Our President

Welcome to the website of the Chicago Chapter National Black Nursesí Association (CCNBNA). CCNBNA is comprised of RNís, LPNís and Student Nurses.

Through our collaborative efforts we are able to reach thousands within the community by conducting health fairs at faith based organizations, educational institutions, shelters and to other underserved populations within the City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs.

CCNBNA is committed to excellence in nursing practice and provides resources in healthcare education, conducts research and maintains regular healthcare service efforts to the community at large.

Chicago Chapter National Black Nurses' Association provides mentorship and support students nurses' and new members. In addition, we provide scholarships for nursing students in underrepresented groups.

While visiting our website, I hope that you will find information that will be beneficial and insightful. If you are interested in visiting our group, please feel free to join us at one of our general membership meetings.

Dr. Daisy Harmon Allen, President

Latest News & Announcements

NCLEX Workshop On April 19th
for nursing students  to prepare for the NCLEX Exam

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Provident Hospital Nurseí Alumni Association

P.O. Box 490204 Chicago, IL 60649-0204

November 9, 2013

Dear Nurse Colleague:
Your assistance is requested! Nominations are being sought now, for honorees for the 26th National Black Nursesí Day Celebration. This event will be held Friday February 28, 2014, at Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana Ave, Chicago, Illinois, at 6:00 pm. We are honoring the contributions of Black Nursesí (APNs, RNs and LPNs) who provide Safe, Effective and Reliable Healthcare services. Candidates must have 5 years of full-time experience and exceptional leadership skills.
Candidates must submit:
  1. a professional resume;

  2. a one page narrative, describing how he/she has consistently provided safe, effective and reliable healthcare services, in the delivery of healthcare services which have yielded positive client outcomes for a minimum of five (5) years and,

  3. two (2) letters of professional recommendations.

The deadline for receipt of all nominations by the National Black Nursesí Day Committee (NBNDC), is December 1, 2014. For more information please email us at nbndc26@gmail.com, or call us at (773) 792-7222. Mail completed candidate documents to : National Black Nursesí Day Committee, P.O. Box 490204, Chicago, IL 60649-0204.

Dates to Remember

  • SAVE THE DATE: NCLEX Workshop On April 19th | for nursing students  to prepare for the NCLEX Exam. Details forth coming

  • June 27 is National HIV Testing Day | The National Association of People with AIDS is the lead for this day: View Flyer | Visit Website

Our Mission

NBNA's mission is to provide a forum for collective action by 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.

NBNA is committed to improving the quality of life of persons who share the African American heritage and other ethnic groups by:

  1. Building consumer knowledge and understanding of health care issues.
  2. Educating and mentoring registered nurses, licensed vocational/practical nurses, nursing students and retired nurses.
  3. Facilitating the professional development and career advancement of nurses in emerging healthcare systems.
  4. Promoting economic development of nurses through entrepreneurial and other business initiatives.
* Taken from the National web site (www.nbna.org).

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