The Bay Area Black Nurses Association (BABNA) is a professional organization of registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses and nursing students who contribute to improving the quality of life of persons who share the African American heritage and other ethnic groups by:
Recruiting, counseling and assisting African Americans interested in nursing to insure a constant procession into the nursing field.
Being a vehicle for unification of black nurses of varied age groups, educational levels and geographic locations within the Bay Area to insure continuity and flow of our common heritage.
Promoting and enhancing the professional growth, abilities, and skills of nurses in San Francisco Bay Area to the end of rendering more efficient health care to the public at large and to foster and promote understanding and appreciation of health care among the public at large.
BABNA remains committed as leaders and contributors to the delivery of culturally competent health care.
We envision ourselves as:
BABNA will succeed best through the efforts of its members. We strive to be a professional organization that our members are proud of and committed to and where all members shall have an opportunity to contribute, learn and develop.
BABNA's board of directors has chosen the following core values to serve as guideposts in fulfilling its mission and achieving its vision.
WE ARE HEALTH CONSUMER AND HEALTH PROVIDER ORIENTED.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE.
BABNA WORKS AS A TEAM, COLLABORATES WITH ALLIANCES AND BUILDS NETWORKS.
BNA MEMBERS ARE OUR MOST SIGNIFICANT RESOURCES.
LEADERSHIP, EMPOWERMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY ARE ESSENTIAL
Bay Area Black Nurses Association Inc (2015). All rights reserved.