About The Nurses Association of
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas (NACB)

Mission Statement

To promote the highest possible standard of nursing practice, encourage professional and educational advancement for nurses, and to ensure that all people irrespective of nationality, race, color or social origin may have optimal nursing care.


  • To enunciate standards of nursing and promote their
  • To stimulate and encourage proficiency among nurses
  • To enforce and maintain the ethical code of nursing
  • To establish branches throughout the Bahamas and maintain
    it’s alliances
  • To act as spokesperson for nurses/nursing on professional

Functions of The NACB

  • Conduct nursing research
  • Improve the economic and social welfare of nurses
  • Represent nurses nationally, regionally, and internationally
  • Participate in national healthcare campaign
  • Promote camaraderie among nurses
  • Provide a channel for professional growth
  • Maintain national, regional and international relationships
    and affiliations with other organizations
  • Influence public policy and legislation affecting nursing

NACB Affiliations

  • The Nursing Council of The Bahamas
  • The Public Hospitals Authority Board
  • National Nursing Advisory Committee
  • The National Nursesí Recognition Committee (NNRC)
  • Advisory Committee to Nursing Programmes, College of The
  • Hospitals and Health Facilities Licensing Board
  • The Bureau of Women’s Affairs
  • National Organization of Women Associations of The
    Bahamas (NOWAB)

NACB International Affiliations

  • Caribbean Nurses Organization
  • Commonwealth Nurses Federation
  • International Council of Nurses

Strategic Priorities 2016-2018

    • Collaboration with the Bahamas Nursing Council to advance the repeal of the Bahamas’ Nurses and Midwives Act. 
    • Strategic collaboration to ensure that nurses play an important role in the achievement of universal health care (UHC).   This includes advocating for equal opportunities under the law for nurses to be contracted as providers of health services. 
    • Advocating for policies and regulations that support nurses working and functioning to the full extent of their education, training, qualifications, expertise, and experience; and that they are adequately compensated for their services.

Continuing Nursing Education

The Nurses Association of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is authorized by the Nursing Council of The Bahamas to award continuing nursing education hours.

Comunity Outreach 

The NACB has continued to be an active community participant by providing health screening and health education to the community specifically during walkathons, health forums and to church groups. Members of the association also serve on various local committees and boards.

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