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3-2-1 BLAST-OFF!

It's Official!

The CCBN Space Expo: National Launch

Has Begun!

Let's have a blast as we celebrate the ingenuity of our youth, take the opportunity for our youth to literally send a postcard to space, and get involved as a support resource to our youth (#aChanceToLeap). This FREE virtual event is open to ALL school aged youth in the United States and its territories. CLICK THE PIC to download the postcard to send to space (they can choose to have it returned to them or used in a public art piece). CLICK HERE to access the 2022 Space Expo page to get the program order and start participating in expo activities. There's still time to request a presentation for your learning group, class, or organization and/or volunteer to be a resource. Activities start at 10 am MT Monday and ends Friday!

This year's goals are "simple": (1) Get 1 million youth to send a CCBN Space Expo themed postcard to Club for the Future to be flown on a future Blue Origin flight and returned to them so that they will always have something from space; (2) Instill hope in our youth - especially those who are justice involved - that our past doesn't have to define our future because our future is not yet written, and (3) HAVE FUN both learning about space and sharing with others what we've learned about space. Let's make it happen. CLICK HERE to find out more about this year's CCBN Space Expo and spread the word. #aChanceToLeap #CCBNSpaceExpo

We are at T-2 DAYS and Counting

until the

National Launch of the CCBN Space Expo!

The special CCBN Space Expo postcards are expected to be ready to download to create your masterpiece by day one of the Expo, Monday, September 26, 2022. In the meantime, checkout our PSA (Public Service Announcement) videos about this worthwhile event and remember: "You're one in a million - meaning YOU are AMAZING!!!"




A lot has happened during the month of July (2022) while CCBN practiced healthy habits and in general took a much-needed summer break from conducting business. 100% of recently graduated CCBN Scholars and CCBN student members passed their NCLEX and are full-fledged RN’s! Of course, just as nurses never really retire, nurses never close up shop completely either, always having at minimum a skeleton crew to keep things running until reinforcements arrive. Many thanks to our CCBN Scholars and the CCBN Scholarship Program for keeping the shop doors open in July and representing CCBN at the Black Arts Festival as well as supporting the future of Nursing by doing all it took to select new CCBN scholarship recipients. July is the busiest month for our Scholars and all their hard work for the year is showcased every October at the Annual CCBN Scholarship Soirée (October 23rd this year, so save the date). No worries about burnout though, CCBN Scholars go on vacation every November. CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE STORY.


Colorado Nurse License Plates Now Available... Supports Nurses Education

We are elated to announce, that after many long months, the Colorado Nurse License Plate spearheaded by CCBN member Jennifer Allen-Thomas RN that honors Colorado’s nurses and helps support Colorado Nursing students is finally available for public purchase!  To get the DMV certificate, go to the Colorado Nurses Foundation website at https://www.coloradonursesfoundation.com/nurses-license-plate1 or click the link located under CCBN’s donation tab. #ColoradoNursesRock

Colorado Nurses Foundation President Margaret Mulhall, RN announced in a press release June 28, 2022 that “… the long-awaited Colorado Nurse License Plate is now available. CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF THE STORY HERE.

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Click Here to Sign Up for the next Public CCBN Meeting

Click Here to Apply for a CCBN Scholarship (Feb 1st - July 1st)

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Scroll Down To See How We Promote Culturally Competent and Equitable Healthcare for All

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Join The Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc in supporting under-served communities to be equal contributors in the determination of healthcare standards by increasing the number of Black/African American professional nurses throughout the healthcare continuum. You don't have to be "Black" to belong. You only need a desire to support the mission of equitable healthcare for ALL and a willingness to address health equity from a cultural perspective.

Dedication: COVID She-roes. Health field women representing Colorado on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020


It's a 2-fer! Art unveiled, Logo Revealed!

Check out the new CCBN Space Expo logo! CCBN was blessed by the presence and storytelling prowess of the artist behind the original artwork (see below) used in the fabricating of the CCBN Space Expo logo (shown right) that had its public debut August 16, 2022. Artist and founder of the Bessie Coleman Flygirls and Flyboys, Jacqueline Withers, donated the artwork to the CCBN Space Expo because, "A lot of youth do not know that there are opportunities for them to go to space... Putting the images in the helmet says 'this could be you one day.'" With a little help from CCBN Board of

Advisory member, Robert Bruce, who donated his resources and IT expertise to inset the the artwork into the CCBN Space Expo seal, CCBN now has an image students can identify with. The logo will be displayed on the postcards to be flown on a future Blue Origin flight to space through Club for the Future's Postcard to Space program. The National Launch of the 2022 CCBN Space Expo is set to take place September 26-30, 2022, so MARK YOUR CALENDARS! #aChanceToLeap #CCBNSpaceExpo


CCBN Scholars at the Health Highway A Success!

Hard work pays off and the CCBN Scholars debut at the 2022 Black Arts Festival's Health Highway tent on July 8, 9, and 10, 2022 was a masterpiece! Scholars brought helpful education, resources and services that was much appreciated by those who visited the Health Highway tent. Health Highway visitors were treated to hands-on learning experiences like what visual disturbances like macular degeneration and cataracts looks like, putting together a model of the inside of a human body, playing a game of Jeopardy to learn about stroke, getting a free blood pressure screening with consultation and much more! Those interested in Nursing were able to talk to live nurses and make connections that can assist them on their journey to successful entry into practice. It was fun for all ages and a great experience for the Scholars who are looking forward to participating again next year. Looking forward to seeing what exciting activities will be offered next year!


The Colorado Council of Black Nurses is on a mission to break the resistance barrier that for the past 70 years has kept nurses from exiting Earth's orbit. Stay Tuned...

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CCBN is doing its part in stopping the spread of COVID-19 by providing tips and information on how YOU can TAKE CONTROL of YOUR part in stopping the spread of this coronavirus. CLICK HERE or go to the COVID-19 tab to learn how you can TAKE CONTROL to STOP the SPREAD.

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We Suggest Love... Above All... Through It All... For All

"Can't get rid of hate unless you replace it with something else." Quote from "Burden" by Andrew Heckler

Whether it's at a Town Hall, Seminar, Legislative Hearing, or Community Gathering, please join CCBN and ECCBN as we address Racism within the Healthcare Continuum.

As the first REGISTERED Black nurse in the United States, Mary Mahoney was well known for her professionalism, excellent nursing skills, and her ability to inspire others to work together for human rights.
Mary Eliza Mahoney - The first African American nurse in the United States.

Mary Eliza Mahoney

For nearly 50 years, the Colorado Council of Black Nurses, Inc. (CCBN) has continued the tradition of professionalism, excellent nursing skills, and the promotion of equal human rights through collaborative practices that address healthcare disparities as well as health status disparities from a cultural perspective. CCBN's initiation and promotion of culturally competent and equitable health care practices within the state of Colorado has effected change in global health initiatives, national healthcare standards, Colorado state healthcare policies, and postsecondary curriculum in colleges, universities, and schools of Nursing throughout the state of Colorado; thereby improving the health status of all Coloradoans through the sustaining of high quality and professional health care.


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