We are members of the Greater New York City-BNA Chapter, Inc. of the National Black Nurses Association located in the heart of the Big Apple. We are inviting you to join our chapter! Membership is open to all nurses and nursing students.
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Greater New York - Black Nurses Association an even better Public Service Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your inquiries.
Covid 19 has reminded the world the importance of mitigating the spread of germs (handwashing, covering coughs and mask wearing when necessary). But as nurses we know infection prevention and control (IPC) remains at the core of keeping ourselves and our patients healthy in everything we do. The GNYCBNA will be partnering with the ANA as a Project Firstline grantee to share IPC strategies to our nursing community- so check here for tips and our social media for regular updates.
Recognize the Risks. Take Action. Protect Your Patients.
As you’re going about your workday Standard Precautions are the things you’re doing, every day, for every patient, to keep germs from spreading— regardless of whether you know a patient has a specific infection – because often you don’t know.
Recognizing infection risks goes beyond Standard Precautions. Because no two days in health care are ever the same, there will be moments when healthcare workers might need to apply infection control recommendations to situations that aren’t usually described in guidelines. That’s why understanding how germs spread and make people sick is so helpful – it allows you to recognize infection risks throughout your workday, no matter the moment.
Test Your Knowledge!
Being a healthcare worker means being prepared no matter the situation. How well can you stop germs from spreading when your daily tasks take a turn for the unexpected? Complete an infection control activity to find out (scan the barcode).
Started by nurses, Nurses You Should Know is designed to raise awareness to the contributions of nurses of color.
The Nurses You Should Know team formed in December 2020 to envision a digital space to elevate the stories of nurses of color.
We believe nursing requires all of us to shape and transform the profession and improve outcomes for patients and communities.
Given the lack of space and attention towards the stories of nurses of color over the centuries, our editorial decision to highlight the contributions of nurses of color is designed to intentionally narrow the representation gap seen throughout the historical and present day nursing narrative.
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NBNA serves as the professional voice for over 200,000 African American registered nurses, licensed vocational/practical nurses, nursing students and retired nurses from the USA, Eastern Caribbean and Africa.
GNYC-BNA is one of 115+ chapters providing countless hours of community-based health care services.
NBNA Day on the Hill takes place each year in February in Washington, DC. GNYC-BNA nurses attend and make appointments with their local congressional representatives to advocate for the NBNA policy agenda set forth. Join us nurses as we advocate for the changes we want to see in our communities!
GNYCBNA Charter Members Dr Julius Johnson (President) and Jose Perpignan (Historian) spoke with our adopted school PS 63 4th graders about the nursing profession and life experiences.
Members traveled from all over the country to address the epidemic of Health Inequity. Five legislative topics took center stage: The Health Equity and Accountability Act of 20198, Gun Violence and Related Consequences, Climate Change and Environmental Justice, Combating the Opioid Epidemic and Maternal Morality.
National Black Nurses Association 2023 "40 and Under Awardees" at the NBNA National Convention in Atlanta, GA. The Under 40 Awards honor and celebrate NBNA members who are 40 years old and under who have shown strong leadership and are significantly impacting the nursing field.
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