ABNF Foundation

About ABNF Foundation

The ABNF Foundation was established July 29, 1997 in the State of Delaware. The Foundation was organized as a 501(c)3 for charitable, research, and educational purposes. 


To support and foster the development of nurse researchers. 


To provide funding for educational support for minority nursing faculty, research support for ABNF members, scholarships and fellowships to members of ABNF, opportunities for nurse researchers to obtain extramural funding for initial or continuing research, and grants to minority students pursuing BSN and MSN degrees.

Founding members of the organization:
  • Sallie Tucker-Allen
  • Johnea Kelly
  • Ruth W. Johnson
  • Karethy Edwards
  • Bess Stewart, Fannie July
  • Meryl K. Price
  • Rhetaugh Dumas
  • Beverly H. Robinson
  • Emma Felder
  • Willar F. White-Parson
  • Ruby Steele
Board of Directors:
  • Dr. Karethy Edwards, President
  • Dr. Sharron Crowder, Vice-President
  • Dr. Ronnie Ursin, Treasurer
  • Dr. Voncella McCleary-Jones, Secretary
  • Dr. Audwin Fletcher
  • Dr. John Lowe
  • Dr. Kyndall Mammah

ABNF Foundation Journal

The ABNF Foundation Journal is an online scholarly publication that focuses on advancing nursing education, research, and practice, particularly within the context of promoting diversity and equity in healthcare. The journal serves as a platform for disseminating knowledge and sharing research findings that are relevant to the nursing profession and the broader healthcare community.

The journal places a strong emphasis on promoting the perspectives and experiences of Black nursing faculty, researchers, and practitioners. It seeks to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities and contribute to the body of knowledge that informs equitable and inclusive healthcare practices. By highlighting the work of Black nursing professionals, the ABNF Foundation Journal aims to inspire and empower individuals within the nursing field while also promoting diversity in nursing education and research.





  • Membership
  • Subscribers
  • Rates
  • Classified Ads
  • Closing Dates
  • Copy Acceptance
  • Billing
  • Publisher Service
  • Color
Display Ads
Dimensions (inches)
Cover Verso


8.75 x 11.25 (with bleed)

8.5 x 11 (no bleed)

Full Page


8.75 x 11.25 (with bleed)

8.5 x 11 (no bleed)

Inside Back Cover


8.75 x 11.25 (with bleed)

8.5 x 11 (no bleed)

Half Page


4.5 x 5.875 (with bleed)

4.25 x 5.625 (no bleed)

Quarter Page


4.375 x 2.8125 (with bleed)

4.25 x 2.75 (no bleed)

Classified Ads

$100 per line or each fraction thereof; $500 minimum. Approximately 35 characters per line.

Closing Dates
Volume 1 - 2023

Number 1

March 1

March 1

March 15

Number 2

June 1

June 1

June 15

Number 3

September 1

September 1

September 15

Number 4

December 1

December 1

December 15

Copy Acceptance

All copy subject to publisher's approval. Acceptance of advertising does not imply endorsement or approval by The ABNF Journal of the item advertised or the claims made.


Payment is required on all accounts within 30 days of the billing date or a 1½% interest rate per month will be charged with loss of advertiser discount. Advertisers will be invoiced upon publication showing proof of publication on the website.

Publisher Service

If camera-ready artwork is not provided, there is a $500.00 typesetting fee. Additional advertising design services, including art layout are available.


Additional costs for color will be billed.

Support the work of ABNFF

Donating to the ABNF Foundation is an impactful investment in advancing nursing education, research, and healthcare equity. By supporting the ABNFF, you contribute to the empowerment of Black nursing faculty, researchers, and practitioners, amplifying their voices and promoting diversity in the nursing profession. Your donation helps fund scholarships, research grants, and educational programs that enable the development of culturally competent healthcare providers and facilitate the reduction of health disparities. Join us in making a meaningful difference in healthcare by donating to the ABNFF today.

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