The National Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NBNA) represents approximately 200,000 African American nurses from the USA, Canada, Eastern Caribbean, and Africa, with 115 chartered chapters nationwide. NBNA’s mission is to provide a forum for collective action by African American nurses to represent and provide a forum for black nurses to advocate for and implement strategies to ensure access to the highest quality of healthcare for persons of color. NBNA collaborates with private and public agencies/organizations that share common concerns for improving the health status of all people, particularly African Americans and other minority consumers.