Our Story

Our Mission

Beginning with the end in mind...

The mission of the National Black Nurses Foundation, Inc. is to convene alliances and develop programs around clinical, public health and policy measures to improve the quality of life for underserved, and underrepresented at-risk populations. We achieve our mission through the engagement of interprofessional and multidisciplinary collaborations across health professions, education, research, policy implications, advocacy and community engagement as these programs highlight the impact of the health workforce.


# of Registered Nurses
in America


% of Minorities
Registered Nurses


# of LPNs / LVNs
in America


# of Nurse Practitioners
in America

What's Happening This Month

Health Awareness Month

1Joshua Group's Beyond20 Celebration
Where are the Black Nurse Leaders?

Special Guest: Dr. C. Alicia Georges

Join Kermit G. Payne and Dr. C. Alicia Georges, President of the National Black Nurses Foundation, as they discuss Black Nurses in Leadership and the implications of the empowerment of black nurses into the field of education and healthcare leadership.


Communities of Practice Conference

May 20, 2022

Lessons Learned from COVID‐19
The Survival of Minority Businesses

Special Guest: Dr. C. Alicia Georges

Join this significant discussion on COVID‐19 and other chronic disease conditions and the unequal burden of disease and death on vulnerable populations that – by category – are invisible to the healthcare system. The impact of COVID‐19 on minority and small businesses are disproportionate and has brought social and racial injustice and inequity to the forefront of public health. (Learn More)