MCNBNA's mission is to provide a forum for collective activities by African American nurses to "investigate, define and determine the health care needs of African Americans and to implement change to make available to African Americans and other people of color health care that is accessible and acceptable." MCNBNA provides health education for and with the community to support health promotion, disease prevention and empowerment.
MCNBNA is committed to collaborative efforts with private and public agencies and organizations that share common concerns for improving the health status of all people of color.
MCNBNA is commited to promoting health careers/professions and providing annual scholarships and support to nursing students.
• Membership Growth: To increase MC membership by 15% in 2012.
•Finance:Develop programs and products to strengthen the Chapter’s financial status.
• Education: To enhance members nursing and business knowledge as it relates to growth and development in their chosen field.
• Mentoring Program:Develop a mentoring program for our nursing student to aid them in completing their education in nursing.
– Partnering with others organizations in educational programs for our communities.
– Participate with churches and other health care agencies in promoting and providing health care screenings.
• Networking Opportunities:
– Colleges, universities, high schools, and grade schools for potential opportunities to channel young people into nursing.
– Collaboration with other minority nursing organizations to form a collaboration of interest.
– Continue to host social events to stimulate interest in the Chapter.
Milwaukee Chapter National Black Nurses Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 16649 Milwaukee, WI 53216-0649
NEWS & EVENTS
JoAnn Lomax, RN BSN MHA PAAPC
Welcome Nursing Colleagues and Thank You for Dropping In:
The Milwaukee Chapter National Black Nurses Association is fortunate to have great leaders among its leaders in a variety of areas. Our history is long in working within our community to advance healthcare services for our people. Milwaukee Chapter was organized in 1980 by seven Registered Nurses who saw a need for this organization in Milwaukee. Today it is a non-profit organization with a membership of over 55 Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and student nurses. We remain committed to leadership roles in working within the community, educating our patients and helping to financially supporting our nursing students along the continuum of nursing education. As we all know nursing students are our future, and is the next generation of nursing science leaders, clinicians, researchers, academicians and entrepreneurs.
These are the nurses who will one day take care of us, our families and friends; and we want them to be educationally prepared and culturally competent in delivering quality care we know only nurses can provide.
President Barack Obama said it best in a letter to our National Black Nurses Association Institute and Conference in San Diego, CA.
“In communities across America, nurses labor tirelessly on the frontlines of health care. With compassion and professionalism, they provide vital services and support to patients and their loved ones. These men and women form the bedrock of the medical professions, saving lives, offering solace, and strengthening our Nation. Yet, despite progress we have made, disparities still exist for African-American and minorities in accessing quality health care. Organizations like NBNA work to lift up communities by educating; mentoring and cultivating the careers of professionals who will help end these disparities. As you come together to share ideas and transform nursing practices, I hope you take pride in your efforts to move our country toward a healthier future”
President Barack Obama, 2009
As we continue on this journey of health care reform, accessing quality healthcare and health literacy among our people, we have come to the crossroads of educating our patients and families. It is our chapter’s goal to create a platform of getting back to the basics through closing the gaps in healthcare disparities and patient education. Our nurses are up to the task and we can overcome and conquer.
So, join us on this journey and becoming a member of Milwaukee Chapter. We welcome you with open arms. You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.milwaukeenbna.org or like us on Facebook.
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