Our thoughts and prayers are with all those living in the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern Unites States who have been severely affected by Hurricane Sandy. We may not be in the eye of the storm but our hearts and minds turn to you, your family members and your communities in this your time of need. We pray for your safety, expedited humanitarian efforts to relieve your suffering, and restoration of all that you have lost during this catastrophe. In addition, we would like to thank the responders and agencies, for example, FEMA and the American Red Cross, for their relief efforts. We ask that all ABNF members support these relief efforts in any way they possibly can, such as with monetary contributions and other acts of good will. Lastly, we ask those who have been affected to be encouraged and full of good hope.
Diana P. Jones, EdD, MS, RN President, ABNF Chair, Department of Nursing Slippery Rock University Slippery Rock, PA
Purpose of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty, Inc.
The purpose of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty, Inc, (ABNF) is to form and maintain a group whereby Black professional nurses with similar credentials, interests and concerns may work to promote certain health-related issues and educational interests for the benefit of themselves and the Black community.
Functions of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty, Inc.
Provide a center for communication among members.
Develop strategies for promulgating group concerns to individuals, institutions and communities.
Assist members in professional development.
Develop, initiate and sponsor continuing education activities.
Encourage and support research efforts among members.
Support Black consumer advocacy issues.
Act and speak on health-related issues of legislation, governmental programs, and community activities.
Encourage networking and guidance in employment and recruitment activities.
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