ABNA Mission & Philosophy
The mission of ABNA is to serve all indigent populations of the Acadiana region by providing a forum for black nurses to advocate and implement strategies to ensure access to the highest quality of healthcare for persons of color. The organization is not an exclusive black nursing organization nor an exclusive RN organization. All nurses (LPN, RN, APRNs) and student nurses are welcomed to join ABNA. Members of ABNA serve jointly as members of LSNA/ANA and other nursing organizations.
ABNA has an established affiliate member status allowing for inclusion of non-nursing related individuals to join and assist in the effort to address access to care and diminish social and health disparities among minorities and underserved populations in the community.
Monthly Health Tips
ABNA is committed to fighting health conditions and health disparities that plague the minority populations. This section of our website is intended to provide our community with health information and awareness on specific topics of the months that impacts our high-risk groups. It is so important that we rally together to spread awareness and show support. Join us throughout the year as we encourage everyone to take simple and creative steps to promote healthy living, understand their health risk and how to manage chronic illnesses both physically, mentally, and emotionally and socially.
ABNA Wall of Fame
ABNA is proud to recognize those members who have made significant achievement or contribution to a specific cause that impact the community. These individuals throughout their career have exemplified expertise and professionalism in nursing and mirrors ABNA goals and values. Click on the link to view more.