WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE ORGANIZATION?
- To unite black nurses.
- To influence policies and legislation that affect black people.
- To promote the recruitment of black persons into professional nursing.
- To promote the professional advancement of black nurses.
WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES OF THE COUNCIL?
- To unite all black nurses.
- To influence change to insure that the health care of black consumers, and knowledge of the care needs of black consumers is improved.
- To promote the professional growth of black nurses.
- To recruit black nurses as active members of The Council of Black Nurses.
- To promote a means for black nurses to become actively involved in meeting the health needs of the black community.
- To encourage black nurses to write, publish and to do research as individuals or collaboration with others.
- To recruit individuals into the profession of nursing.
- To compile and maintain archives relevant to the historical, current, and future activities of black nurses.
- To work collaboratively with other groups to improve the health of black people.
- To promote high standards for ethical and professional practice and conduct among providers of services to black people.
WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THE LOS ANGELES LOCAL CHAPTER?
- The Council of Black Nurses, Los Angeles, Inc. in collaboration with the National Black Nurses Association is a professional organization of registered nurses, license vocational nurses and nursing students who contribute to improving the quality of life for persons who share the African heritage and other ethnic groups by:
- Investigating, defining, and advocating for their health care needs.
- Educating and mentoring registered nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses, and nursing students.
- Building consumers knowledge and understanding of health care issues.
- Facilitating the professional development and career advancement of nurses in the emerging health care systems.