152 Mary Black School of Nursing
2019-2020 USC Upstate Catalog
The Upstate Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association (UpstateBNA),
and the Student of Upstate Black Nurses (SUBA), welcomes pre-licensed and
registered nurses to become members of a dynamic organization that is the
professional voice for over 200,000 African American registered nurses, li-censed
vocational/practical nurses, nursing students and retired nurses in 100
chapters in 33 states, Africa and the Caribbean. UpstateBNA provide leadership
opportunities to advance nursing practice, improve health care for all Ameri-cans,
particularly the un-served and the underserved and shape health policy
for the access and delivery of health care services. We are actively engaged in
the many issues currently challenging the profession of nursing. Issues that
cross ethnic and racial barriers, influencing the health outcome of all Ameri-cans.
There is no better time than now for us to work together to reform our
health care system.