We are always looking for nurses interested in joining our organization.

How to Join:

Click the application page, complete online and  pay online or by mail. Note: Do not mail your dues directly to the National office.

Annual Membership dues are due no later than December 31st.

Who Can Join CFBNA?

Anyone interested in focusing their efforts on the topics and issues minority nurses face daily is welcome to join. Members must be able to dedicate enough time to participate and make a difference in the organization. Must be a RN, LPN, student nurse and reside in Orange, Lake, Brevard, Osceola, Seminole or Polk County.

Membership Benefits:

As a member, you will join over 150,000 that NBNA represents and those who recognize the value of belonging to the only professional African American nursing association. Through our 79 chapters, we provide countless hours of community-based health care services and outreach to African American communities across our Nation.
The National Black Nurses Association provides leadership to advance nursing practice, improve health care for all Americans, particularly the unserved and  underserved and shape health policy for the access and delivery of health care services. We are actively engaged in the many issues currently challenging the profession of nursing. There is no better time than now that African American nurses need to work together in their professional association to not only survive, but to prosper in this time of change in the reform of our health care system.

Benefits of Joining CFBNA

  • As a member of the Central Florida Black Nurses Association, you are entitled to all the benefits of the National Black Nurses Association (newsletters, discounted conference rates, etc.)  See above for further details.
  • You are provided with one to two FREE CEU classes per year.
  • Networking with nurses in various specialties.
  • Mentoring opportunities  for new nurses and students.
  • Mini public speaking, leadership  and economic development sessions (coming soon).

There are many exceptional benefits of membership in NBNA. They include:

  • Subscription to the NBNA News, the association’s quarterly newsletter
  • Subscription to the Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, a bi-annual published professional refereed journal
  • NBNA website:
  • Direct electronic mailing on nursing and health care issues
  • Quarterly subscription to Minority Nurse magazine
  • On-line Career Center
  • On-line Conference Center
  • NBNA Home Buyer’s Assistance Program
  • Position papers on important issues impacting the health care of African American consumers
  • Association partnerships with federal and national organizations
  • Continuing education contact hours for licensure
  • A unified voice for the profession of nursing in Washington to address public policy issues
  • Networking with African American nurses from around the country, the Caribbean and West Africa
  • The NBNA Scholarship and Awards Program — NBNA offers scholarships to all levels of nursing students to continue and complete their nursing education
  • Leadership opportunities through committees and taskforces
  • Speaking engagements at national and local conferences, Congressional Black Caucus Health Brain Trust, National Medical Association Health Policy Colloquium, Association of Women’s health Obstetrical and Neonatal Nurses, National Consumers League, The Chest Foundation and the American College of Chest Physicians.
  • A toll free telephone number to contact the National Office

Lifetime Membership Benefits

Benefits include:

  • Complimentary conference registration in the year that the final payment is made
  • Lifetime Membership Certificate
  • Listed on the NBNA Lifetime Members Plaque
  • Listed in the NBNA Conference Souvenir Program annually
  • Listed on the NBNA website
  • Special recognition at the Closing Session of the NBNA Annual Conference honoring Lifetime Members
  • Special seating for Lifetime Members at the Closing Session of the NBNA Annual Conference
  • Complimentary NBNA premium