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 http://DAISYfoundation.org.

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 https://blacknursesrock.net/

 

 

Renewing Your Membership is Easy!

The Black Nurses Rock Foundation recognizes and understands the challenges facing our members, and we are working tirelessly on your behalf. We recognize the hardships that COVID-19 may have imposed on both your personal and professional lives.

To make things easier, we are offering our members an easy, automatic renewal option with all our membership levels when you choose a debit or credit payment option on our website. The $50 Biannual Membership will automatically renew every 6 months, while all other memberships will automatically renew one year from your expiration date.

If you have questions about the automatic renewal process, you can contact our national office by phone at (850) 475-3535 or by email at membership@blacknursesrock.net.

Daisy Foundation Partners with Black Nurses Rock

THE DAISY FOUNDATION ™ AND BLACK NURSES ROCK
ANNOUNCE SUPPORTIVE ASSOCIATION COLLABORATION


September 23, 2020 (Glen Ellen, CA) – The DAISY Foundation™ and Black Nurses Rock Foundation (BNRF) announced their mutual support today.


The DAISY Foundation is excited to welcome BNRF to The DAISY Community of Supportive Associations and believes their partnership is a perfect fit to mutually support health equity initiatives including recognizing nurses around the world who deliver compassionate care to the most vulnerable communities. Said Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, Co-founder and CEO of The DAISY Foundation, “We are thrilled to welcome Black Nurses Rock to DAISY’s Supportive Association community. Their ‘boots on the ground’ work is so deserving of DAISY recognition, and we look forward to announcing the work we will do together.”

Dr. Bruce Walker, PhD, MSN, RN, President of BNR Foundation added “Our Foundation is eager to work together with the DAISY community of associations in recognizing excellence in nursing. The mission of Black Nurses Rock Foundation is to serve and educate the vulnerable communities. Our nurses find great satisfaction by delivering care and addressing the impact of the extraordinary circumstancing created by COVID-19 in the community. It will be a great honor to partner with DAISY to facilitate better recognition, education and more compassionate care.”

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 http://DAISYfoundation.org.

About Black Nurses Rock

Black Nurses Rock Inc, founded in 2014 by Dr. Romeatrius Moss, 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 https://blacknursesrock.net/

 

 

Coronavirus and Keeping Safe: What you need to know

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Please help the White House Coronavirus Task Force spread the word on keeping Workplaces, Homes, Schools, or Commercial Establishments Safe.

Please distribute these documents widely as we work together on this important issue.

Workplace, School and Home Guidance

A Framework for Mitigation

All updated information can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and providers in the wake of the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As you’ve seen, CMS is amplifying information from CDC as well as issuing guidance specific to the populations we serve. To help you stay up to date on CMS and HHS materials available on the Coronavirus, a virtual toolkit has been posted.  We encourage you to share resources with your members, bookmark the page, and check back often for the most up to date info.

https://www.cms.gov/outreach-education/partner-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-partner-toolkit

 

Drop-in Language For Your Listservs: 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and providers in the wake of the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. CMS has released a Virtual Toolkit to help you stay up-to-date on CMS materials available on COVID-19.

 

For more information on COVID-19 visit:

Coronavirus.gov

USA.gov

 

This guidance, and earlier CMS actions in response to the COVID-19 virus, are part of the ongoing White House Task Force efforts. To keep up with the important work the Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19 click here Coronavirus.gov.  For information specific to CMS, please visit the Current Emergencies Website.

Congratulations to Dr. Bruce Walker as the 2nd National President for Black Nurses Rock!

VPresident-B.WalkersmDr. Bruce Walker has been a faithful member of BNR for 4 years and a founding board member.

He has over 20 years of experience as a healthcare professional and currently provides consulting services in rehabilitation medicine and hospital management in Louisiana. Dr. Walker started his working career as an Engineer but later realized his calling to the nursing field. In 1996, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and his Master of Science Nursing Degree in 2002 from Southern University. In 2017, he received an honorary doctorate in 2017 along with his chaplain’s license.

Dr. Walker is committed to bringing over 20 years of nursing experience and dedication to Black Nurses Rock. His primary commitment to the innovative and exciting organization is to make himself and his experience available to the Executive and General Board Members as well as to the General Membership.

Dr. Walker’s vision for BNR includes continuing to provide resources and a platform that will enable nurses across the world to deliver healthcare to the most vulnerable communities.