Dr. Bruce Walker MSN, RN

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Dr. Bruce Walker

Dr. Bruce Walker

President / CEO


Bruce Walker, father, engineer, nurse, entrepreneur and author was born July 21, 1965 in New Orleans, Louisiana. I was one of five children brought up by the love of a single mother in the projects of New Orleans. I was the first in my family to graduate from college. However, I was not the first in my family to live by the shinning light brought to each member of the family by a mother who held her children to very high standards and a loving expectation that life is a gift.

I am a product of the Orleans parish public school system. I started my professional education at Delgado Community College in 1986 and as a result began my professional career in 1988 as an Engineer at Cajun Electric Power Co-operative in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I later decided to further my studies in the area of nursing and in 1992 I began attending Southern University and A&M College Baton Rouge, Louisiana. However, because of my selfish ways and the 4 woes I describe in my book, I found myself homeless by 1994. Thanks to a dear friend I was able to get off the streets and finished my Bachelors Degree in Nursing in 1996. I went on to receive a Master of Science Nursing Degree in 2002, also from Southern University. In 2017 I received an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from Global Oved Dei Seminary & University.

In 2000 I became part of the management-ownership team of Luling Rehabilitation Hospital in Luling, Louisiana. I was a co-owner in the facility and sold my interest in 2002 in order to go home and open my own facility in New Orleans which was named New Orleans East Rehabilitation Hospital. As a native of New Orleans this facility allowed me to deliver healthcare in the city in which I was raised. The facility was completed and opened in 2004 but in August of 2005 Hurricane Katrina would come calling. The devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans would force New Orleans East Rehabilitation Hospital to close.

After receiving special permission from Medicare to move the facility after Hurricane Katrina to Baton Rouge, Louisiana which I operated until 2009 under the name of South Baton Rouge Rehabilitation Hospital. In 2008, having a desire to bring inpatient rehabilitation services to a market in need, I began construction on Ascension Gonzales Rehabilitation Hospital, located in Gonzales, Louisiana. This state-of-the-art facility opened its doors in September 2009. I am one of the only Registered Nurse’s to utilize my experience to build from the ground up a rehabilitation hospital owned and operated by a Registered Nurse.

I am the father of two beautiful children Brianna and Gregory Walker. I have been a volunteer in the Kairos Prison Ministries since 2005. The mission of Kairos Prison Ministries is to bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families, and those who work with them. Also, to assist in the transition of becoming productive citizens again.

In 2013 I authored and had published the book “The Four Woes of the Struggling Man”. The book examines four main challenges of growing up in a changing world. In addition, I was honored to produce and host a weekly local television show which aired on Fox Network for five seasons, “The Bottom Line.”

I have now been in the healthcare field for over 20 years, and am presently semi-retired. I have continued working in the healthcare field providing consulting services in the areas of Rehabilitation Medicine and Hospital Management. To God be the glory for the good He has done.

Working with the Black Nurses Rock Organization:

Serving as President of BNR, I have been committed to bringing my 20 years of healthcare experience and my dedication to this grass roots organization. My primary commitment to our organization has been to make myself and my experience available to the Board Members and the General Membership of this innovative and exciting organization.

My motivation and passion has been focused on increasing the participation of minority males to the nursing discipline and the opportunities that this profession brings. I work diligently with the Board Members who are chairing the marketing, awards and scholarship committees. I work with them to develop and then achieve the goals we set for ourselves. Finally, my commitment to this organization has been to make it so we will never have say, “NURSES LIVES MATTER”.

Life is fragile, handle with prayer!

Dr. Bruce Walker MSN, RN