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Dawson elected president of the National Black Nurses Association

  • July 15, 2019
Martha Dawson, DNP, will serve a two-year term as the president of the National Black Nurses Association.
Written by: Erica Techo
Media contact: Holly Gainer


Martha DawsoDawson2Martha Dawson, DNP, School of Nursing n, DNP, assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, has been elected to serve as the president of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc. She will serve a two-year term.

The NBNA’s mission is “to serve as the voice for black nurses and diverse populations ensuring equal access to professional development, promoting educational opportunities and improving health.”

“I am prepared, ready and willing to serve and guide NBNA into the future and place the organization on the global stage as knowledgeable, professional nursing leaders,” Dawson said. “I firmly support NBNA’s commitment to serve African American communities, increase the number of African American nurses, and improve equity, equality and inclusivity in health education, service, practice and research.”

Dawson will be the organization’s 13th president. She will be sworn in at the annual NBNA Institute and Conference in New Orleans in late July. Dawson is also a member of the Birmingham Black Nurses Association chapter of NBNA.