The National Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NBNA) was organized in 1971 in Tuskegee, Alabama. The Greater East Texas Black Nurses Association (GETBNA), our local chapter of the NBNA was founded in 1991.
NBNA is a nonprofit organization incorporated on September 2, 1972 in the state of Ohio. NBNA represents approximately 150,000 African American nurses from the USA, Eastern Caribbean and Africa, with 73 chartered chapters nationwide.
Greater East Texas Black Nurses Association (GETBNA) members are leaders in the community focused in the delivery of health promotion, disease prevention programs and public health education initiatives. . Greater East Texas Black Nurses is actively carrying out the mission of NBNA on a local level. We have volunteered nursing services hours to Bethesda and Total Health Care Clinics.
We have worked with local churches, schools and other service organizations performing blood pressure and glucose checks, distributing information on health and wellness and tutoring nursing student. Also we have awarded nursing scholarships to nursing students. We meet monthly, at Tyler Junior College West Campus in Tyler, Texas.
Greater East Texas Black Nurses "Making A Difference"
Melody Hopkins, MSN, RN, President
Greater East Texas Black Nurses Association
P.O. Box 7378
Tyler, TX 75711
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