Welcome To The Colorado Council of Black Nurses Website!

2016 & 2017 CCBN Scholars and Scholarship Committee Representatives

Mary Eliza Mahoney - The first African American nurse in the United States.As the first REGISTERED Black nurse in the United States, Mary Mahoney was well known for her professionalism, excellent nursing skills, and her ability to inspire others to work together for human rights.

For over 40 years, the Colorado Council of Black Nurses, Inc. (CCBN) has continued the legacy of professionalism, excellent nursing skills, and the promotion of equal human rights through collaborative practices that address healthcare disparities as well as health status disparities from a cultural perspective. CCBN's initiation and promotion of culturally competent and equitable health care practices within the state of Colorado has effected change in global health initiatives, national healthcare standards, Colorado state healthcare policies, and postsecondary curriculum in colleges, universities, and schools of Nursing throughout the state of Colorado; thereby improving the health status of all Coloradoans through the sustaining of high quality and professional health care.


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