About The Organizations

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


NBNA represents 308,000 African American registered nurses, licensed vocational/practical nurses, nursing students and retired nurses


NAHN was founded in 1975 by Dr. Ildaura Murillo- Rhode, former Dean of Nursing at the State University of New York (SUNY), SUNY Brooklyn, and SUNY Downstate Medical Center


NAHN has 44 chapters in 24 states

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Empowering Visionaries

Empowering Visionaries

Nursing organizations that affirm Black and brown nurses are critical for improving the workforce... and patient care.