BNRF Online Store Grand Opening

Every day, we see the remarkable work BNRF members are doing to inspire and empower nurses and the community. Black Nurses Rock Foundation is here to support you in that mission and provide tools to further your engagement with the community and the service you do each and every day. 

With that in mind, BNRF is excited to announce the launch of our online store. Here, you can purchase shirts, tote bags, coffee mugs, and more. Many items also give you the opportunity to personalize with your chapter and/or name. Having branded products allows you to represent the BNRF mission, inspire others to ask questions about our community initiatives, and continue to bring light and life to the vital issues in the black nurse community.   

Please visit the BNRF store at (click here).


We’d love your feedback on current products and what you’d like to see in the store in the future. Send feedback to Thank you all for your continued service and support! Happy shopping! 

December 2021 Community Newsletter

October 2021 Community Newsletter

Become a BNRF Committee member!

The Black Nurses Rock Foundation is seeking candidates to serve a one-year term on a committee for the 2021-2022 term. You may nominate yourself or someone else using this form. Multiple nominations are permitted. BNRF Committee members work together to inspire and empower innovative leaders that will serve and educate vulnerable communities. Each committee will be comprised of a chair and at least 2 other members. 

View Online Nomination Form

The following committees are available to join:
  • Social Media Marketing Committee: The role of the Committee is to promote BNRF’s community, events, and resources while creating an engaging platform for members to engage in social media, virtual events, PR, and other marketing outlets. The committee will be comprised of a chair and at least 3 other members who will develop the social media calendar, strategic plan, and implementation. The committee will also provide moderation to posts, review comments, and manage group membership. Other volunteers may be enlisted to help create and implement content.
  • Event Planning Committee: The role of the Committee is to define the theme of the annual meeting, determine content for each session, and recruit speakers. In most cases, individual members of the committee will take responsibility for individual sessions by identifying panelists, serving as their contact, and working with them to develop the session. The Committee is also responsible for identifying and contacting potential sponsors and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Newsletter Committee: The role of the Committee is to gather and review members submissions to create a monthly newsletter for digital distribution. The committee will use an existing template to complete the graphic design and layout of the newsletter. The committee is also responsible for gather new stories, create ideas for articles, or create member polls for new topics.

Nominations are open for the 2021 BNRF Summer DAISY Awards!

Thank you to all our members that participated in the 2020 Inaugural BNRF DAISY Chapter Award earlier this year. With the success of that award, we are happy to announce that BNRF will now open nominations to the community as we recognize our individual nurses and their chapters.

View Online Nomination Form

About the award:
The 2021 BNRF DAISY Summer Awards recognizes the efforts of nurses and chapters for their continuous community services during the beginning of this year. Using a shared online form, both an individual nurse or a team/chapter can be nominated by the community.
How to qualify for the award: 
  • The nominee provided exceptional care and services to patients, families, and the communities.  
  • The nominee demonstrated exceptional efforts to serve underprivileged individuals effected by social determinants of life with a focus on health disparities throughout communities.  
  • The nominee has shown dedication, commitment, bravery, compassion, and selflessness.  
  • If a chapter, the nominee must be out of the probationary period. All chapter officers must be active members of BNR National and in good standing. 
How to nominate: 
Nominations are now open to the community and the award can be advertised during any community event. The same online form can be used to nominate either an individual or chapter. The link you can share is below:


QR Code Nomination Poster:

Chapters can also download and print out the nomination form below with a special QR code for online nominations.

Click here to download the poster.

About The DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) The care Patrick and his family received from Nurses while he was ill inspired the creation of The DAISY Award® for Extraordinary
Nurses, an evidenced-based means of providing Nurse recognition and thanking Nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

In addition to the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, the Foundation expresses gratitude to the nursing profession internationally in over 4,500 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing with recognition of direct care Nurses, Nurse-led Teams, Nurse Leaders, Nurses Advancing Health Equity, Nursing Faculty, Nursing Students, Lifetime Achievement in Nursing and through the J. Patrick Barnes Grants for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Projects, Medical Mission Grants their new Health Equity Grant program. More information is available at

About Black Nurses Rock

The Black Nurses Rock Foundation is an organization with a focus to foster a positive environment of professional growth and development. They provide support and mentorship to nurses to elevate the profession and improve their communities. As the trusted voice for Black Nurses, they not only facilitate communication, but also act as a catalyst of change, bringing light and life to vital issues. Black Nurses Rock is the second national black nurse organization and represents over 174,000 African American nurses and students from the USA, Canada, Eastern Caribbean, Africa, Japan, and Germany.
More information available at



September 2021 Community Newsletter

August 2021 Community Newsletter

We are relaunching the BNRF Community Newsletter!