Mission Statement

Consistent with the mission of the National Black Nurses Association, (NBNA), the mission of the Fort Bend County Black Nurses Association, Inc., (FBCBNA), is to provide a local forum for the collective action by African American nurses to investigate, define and advocate for the health care needs of African Americans and to implement strategies that ensure access to health care, equal to, or above health care standards of the larger society. FBCBNA additionally supports and is continued to implementing the programs of NBNA.

Fort Bend County Black Nurses Association, Inc. is committed to improving the life of persons who share the African American heritage through community- based efforts to:

  • Forge community liaisons to address key health problems that disproportionately impact the quality of life for African Americans;
  • Provide leadership in building consumer knowledge through the delivery of culturally competent health promotion and disease prevention programs;
  • Facilitate professional development and career advancement of nurses through an  environment that fosters professionalism, collegiality, accountability, cultural sensitivity, economic development, political activism and a commitment to lifelong learning; and
  • Mentor nurses and nursing student and foster nurse retention strategies.

Written by Dr. Darimell Waugh
Adopted by the Board of Directors November 2002