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A Message From Our President

Greetings! Thank you for visiting the website of the Chicago Chapter National Black Nurses’ Association (CCNBNA).

We are the local Chicago affiliate of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA), and one of more than ninety (90) local NBNA chapters nationwide. Our membership is comprised of African-American nurses in practice areas across the full nursing spectrum, and includes registered nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses and advanced practitioner nurses, student nurses and retired nurses, as well.

We are dedicated to the ideals of excellence in nursing services and giving back to our communities. To these ends, we are committed to the promotion of evidenced based nursing practices and the elimination of health care disparities in the Black community and broadly throughout society. In these regards, we engage in advocacy, community health education and volunteer service activities aimed, respectively, at our legislative and regulatory bodies of government, the public at large and under served populations, generally, throughout the Chicago-land area. Additionally, we provide scholarships, mentoring and other supportive resources for nursing students and new members from disadvantaged groups. We are actively engaged in our communities and regularly present health education and health care screenings and fairs in collaboration with neighborhood groups and organizations, as well as large-scale medical/health care facilities and health care related government agencies.

We trust that your visit will give you greater insight into our organization, leave you better informed of our involvements, and inspire you to join in, by becoming a member or supporter. We welcome your feedback and invite you to attend and participate in our monthly general membership meetings and our regularly scheduled special events.

We appreciate your interest and support!

Ellen G. Durant, MS, RN

Fourteenth President of the Chicago Chapter

National Black Nurses Association

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

Chicago Chapter National Black Nurses Association Inc.

P.O. Box 4612  Chicago Illinois 60680  |  Phone: 773-792-7222  |

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