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MISSION

FCBNA’s mission is to improve the quality of health care for African Americans and other minority groups in Jacksonville, FL and the surrounding counties.

GOALS

FCBNA’s goals are to promote health, education and community awareness and be the vehicle of unification for Black nurses of varied age groups, educational levels and geographic locations within Duval, Clay, St John, Nassau and Baker counties to ensure the continuity and flow of our common heritage.

 

FCBNA FOUNDER

Dorothy Gaines Banks, RN, MSN

 The First Coast Black Nurses Association was founded under the leadership of the late Dorothy Gaines Banks in February 2000; received acceptance letter from the National Black Nurses Association on May 24, 2000; was officially chartered by NBNA on August 18, 2000. 

Dorothy Gaines Banks graduated with honors from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 1983, and was inducted in Sigma Theta Tau, an international nursing honor society. Dorothy went on to complete her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in 2002, and became a Certified Lactation Counselor in 2003.   

Meet the Leadership Team

Dr Chelsa Ford

PRESIDENT

Dr. Chelsa Fore,
DNP, MSN Ed, RN

Thalisa Adkins

FIRST VP

Thalisa Adkins,
MS, BSN, CPC, CRC

Petra Cooper

SECOND VP

Petra Cooper,
RN, MSN, OCN

Tanyesha Eady

TREASURER

Tanyesha Campbell,
RN, MSN

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Contact Info

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 40575
Jacksonville, FL 32203
 
Email Address
fcbna.jaxfl@gmail.com

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