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Power In Numbers


After adjusting for nurses with multiple licenses, the 2017 numbers correspond to approximately 3,951,001 RN licensees and 920,743 LPN/LVN licensees (Journal of Nursing Regulation, 2019).


18.5% of LPN/LVNs reported as non-Hispanic Black. 6.2% of RNs reported as non-Hispanic Black (Journal of Nursing Regulation, 2019). That is approximately 1,217,936 Black nurses in the United States. 


Only 9% of executive non-profit leadership surveyed reported as non-Hispanic Black. Despite 55 percent of nonprofit CEOs believing that it is “very” or “extremely important” for the senior leadership team to reflect the population the organization seeks to serve, only 23 percent believe their senior leadership team reflects the population they seek to serve “very” or “extremely well” (Center For Effective Philanthropy, 2021).


Healthy People 2030 has listed addressing social determinants of health as a leading health indicator (LHI). Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) are a small subset of high-priority Healthy People 2030 objectives selected to drive action toward improving health and well-being (Healthy People, 2030). African Americans are over represented in these Leading Health Indicators (LHIs).


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