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Welcome to the website of the South Bay Black Nurses Association, Inc. San Jose

It is a pleasure to welcome you to our site and we are delighted that you chose to visit us. The South Bay Black Nurses Association, Inc of San Jose aka SBBNA is a Professional Non-Profit Group dedicated to assisting African Americans and all people of color in accessing healthcare equal to that of other in American; and increasing their presence in the nursing profession.

The SBBNA membership is comprised of Registered Nurses (RNS), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), RN and LVN students, and community volunteers. We are committed to enhancing the health and quality of life of the citizen of the Greater Bay Area especially those of African heritage and other racial/ethnic minorities by providing education, through community events such as health fairs and workshops, and fund raising activities to provide scholarships for deserving students entering the nursing profession.

We have an active mentoring program in conjunction with the faculty of the Schools of Nursing and we have sponsored students enrolled in Nursing Programs at:

San Jose State University
San Francisco State University
University of California SF
University of San Francisco
California State University, Hayward
De Anza College
East Bay Chabot College
Evergreen Valley College
Gavilan College

We invite all interested RNs, LVNs, Nursing students and Community Volunteers to attend our monthly meetings. We meet the second Saturdays of the month, please see the calendar section for more details.

Thank you for visiting our website and to encourage you to attend a meeting or community event. For membership, information and/or application click Membership Information. For information about the National Black Nurses Association, click

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