In 2010, under the leadership of then president Terry Lee RN, the Colorado Council Black Nurses Inc. became a chartered member of the National Black Nurses Association Incorporated (NBNA), attaining national affiliation as The Eastern Colorado Council of Black Nurses Incorporated (ECCBN).
THE NATIONAL BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION, INC. was organized in 1971 under the leadership of Dr. Lauranne Sams, former Dean and Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Tuskegee University in Alabama, and was incorporated a year later in Ohio as a non-profit organization . Representing approximately 200,000 African American nurses from the USA, Canada, Eastern Caribbean and Africa, with 115 chartered chapters nationwide, NBNA collaborates with private and public agencies and organizations that share common concerns for improving the health status of all people thereby expanding its mission to provide a forum for collective action by African American nurses to advocate for and implement strategies to ensure access to the highest quality of healthcare for persons of color and other under-represented populations.
SCHOLARSHIP: As a member of NBNA, ECCBN scholarship opportunities are increased for first year nursing students through graduate level nursing students through the accessibility of scholarships directly from NBNA. To learn more about the National Black Nurse Association In., Click HERE.