Why Join?

The Eastern Colorado Council of Black Nurses (ECCBN) is a chapter of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NBNA). When you join ECCBN, you also become a member of NBNA. Therefore, you have the chance to become a member of an organization whose history is rich with leaders, pioneers, visionaries, professionals and students. As a member, you will join the over 150,000 that NBNA represents and those who recognize the value of belonging to the only professional African American nursing association.


We provide countless hours of community-based health care services and outreach to Colorado’s African American communities. ECCBN promotes and provides leadership to advance nursing practices, improve health care for the un-served and the underserved as well as promote equity and access for health care services. We are actively engaged in the many issues currently challenging the profession of nursing. There is no better time than the present for minority nurses to work together for a collective impact and to not only survive, but to prosper in the time of healthcare changes and reform.

Membership Benefits

  • Networking with African American nurses from around the State, country, the Caribbean and West Africa
  • Scholarship programs from both ECCBN and NBNA.  Combined the Scholarship and Awards Programs -- offers scholarships to all levels of nursing students to continue and complete their nursing education
  • Leadership opportunities through committees and task forces
  • Education topics presented at monthly meeting and quarterly professional development workshops
  • Association partnerships with local, state and national organizations
  • Education contact hours for licensure
  • Speaking engagements at national and local conferences, Congressional Black Caucus Health Brain Trust
  • National Minority Quality Forum
  • Participate in NBNA's National Initiatives on Violence Prevention, Global Health, Mentorship and Brain Health
  • NBNA Webinars, CE and Non-CEU
  • Other educational programs include presentations made by ECCBN subject matter experts in a variety of areas such as; diabetes, cardiac diseases and disorders, sex and HIV/AIDS awareness, health and healing, discussions panel as well as other healthcare disparities that affect minorities.
  • Collaborations with schools of nursing relating to mentoring, scholarships, community outreach and transition-to-practice
  • A host of networking and opportunities to attend corporate sponsorship events

Membership Types

  • Student: unlicensed nursing student who is enrolled in a nursing program, college or school of nursing.
  • First Year Grad: any graduate who has graduated within one calendar year of the time of application.
  • RN/LPN/LVN:  all registered and licensed RNs, LPNs, and LVNs who are in good standing with the licensing agency of their state or territory. Regular members are entitled to all privileges and benefits of membership.
  • Retired: any RN/LPN/LVN who is retired at 65+ years.
  • Lifetime: Lifetime Membership - any member who wishes to pay a one-time fee and chapter fees annually if applicable.
  • Lifetime Benefits include:
    • Complimentary conference registration in the year that the final payment is made
    • Lifetime Membership Certificate
    • Listed on the NBNA Lifetime Members Plaque
    • Listed in the NBNA Conference Souvenir Program annually
    • Listed on the NBNA website
    • Special recognition at the Closing Session of the NBNA Annual Conference honoring Lifetime Members
    • Special seating for Lifetime Members at the Closing Session of the NBNA Annual Conference
    • Complimentary NBNA premium

Membership Fees

ECCBN Dues: $50/yearly

National Fees:

  • Student $55
  • First Year Grad $125
  • RN/LPN/LVN  $225
  • Retired $125
  • Lifetime $2000 *May be paid in $500.00 installments four [4] times in one [1] year). Final payment due May 15th in order to be printed in the Conference Program Book


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