Minority nursing associations

Diamond Jubilee

Diamond Jubilee

Chi Eta Phi Sorority celebrates its 75th year of providing community service, fellowshipand professional support for minorities in nursing.

VITAS Honors National Black Nurses Association for Black History Month

What better way for a national health care organization to commemorate Black History Month than by honoring the historical contributions of African American nurses?

Nation’s First HBCU Baccalaureate Nursing Program Celebrates 50th Year

The Tuskegee University Department of Nursing is proudly celebrating the Golden Anniversary of this groundbreaking step forward in making the BSN degree--with its door-opening potential for better jobs and for graduate education--more accessible to minority students.

Preserving the History of Black Nurses

Lawrence C. Washington

Howard University in Washington, D.C., has served a vital role in the education of African Americans, and its College of Medicine is notable in the history of African American physicians. Yet, it’s the University’s former partner in nursing education, the Freedmen’s Hospital School of Nursing, that graduated 1,700 of some of the first black nurses in the country. And it’s the Freedmen’s Hospital School of Nursing whose story is rarely told.

NBNA 40th Anniversary Celebration

Debra A. Toney, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.

It was 40 years ago—half a lifetime—that Dr. Lauranne Sams founded the National Black Nurses Association. Today, the NBNA represents 150,000 nurses, a resource for black nurses everywhere.

Leadership in Style

Rowena Elliott, or "Dr. E" as her students call her, at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Her drive, ambition, and determination have led Rowena Elliott to become the first African American president of the American Nephrology Nurses Association. The strength of her leadership qualities and character has made her a memorable nurse educator and role model for minority nursing students everywhere.

First Generation Education

Ana Laura Meza

There's no denying that pursuing higher education is a massive undertaking. For first-generation students, the College Assistance Migrant Program makes all the difference in the world

United We Stand

Minority representation in nursing unions is on the rise. But is joining a union right for you?

Newly Elected NSNA Board of Directors Makes History as Most Diverse Ever

Throughout its more than 50-year history, the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) has been a pioneer in embracing racial, cultural and gender diversity in the nursing profession.

State of the Union

Formed seven years ago to provide a powerful, unified voice for all minority nurses, the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA) continues to focus on the future

A New Voice in Nursing

Although it’s only three years old, the American Arab Nurses Association is already making an impact as a force for promoting cultural awareness in a post-9/11 world.

Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA) Names First Male President-Elect

Son XU

The Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA) has named Yu (Philip) Xu, PhD, RN, as its 2010 president-elect. Dr.

VITAS Honors National Black Nurses Association for Black History Month

VITAS Honors National Black Nurses Association for Black History Month

What better way for a national health care organization to commemorate Black History Month than by honoring the historical contributions of African American nurses? 

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