Welcome to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Area Black Nurses Association's Web site. It is our distinct pleasure to become your number one resource for all nurses, nursing students, and a variety of other health care disciplines. Our goal is to bring together community and health care professionals in an effort to work together on issues affecting all of us. We aspire to meet the demands of an ever-changing healthcare environment through education and through the influence of health policy.
Define and determine nursing care for African American consumers for optimum quality of care by acting as their advocates.
Serve as the local nursing body to influence legislation and policies that affect African Americans, and work cooperatively and in collaboration with other health workers and organizations to this end. Compile and maintain a nursing directory within the SEPA area that serves to assist in the dissemination of information regarding African American nurses and nursing on the local and national levels.
Serve as consultants to nursing facilities and students in clinical and practical aspects of nursing.
Recruit, counsel, and assist African Americans interested in nursing to insure a consistent procession of Blacks in the field.
Promote cohesiveness, solidarity and a sense of cultural pride among African American nurses of varied age groups and educational levels within the area.
Collaborate with minority health care providers and others to ensure quality of care to minority consumers.
Provide the impetus for joint partnerships which will increase opportunities for professional growth of its members.