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Dr. Leonora Muhammed 

DNP BSN AGPCNP-BC CCHP

President, BNA St. Louis

Board Member, NBNA

From the Desk of the President

 

Dear BNA Members, Community, Partners and Colleagues,

 

During this significant time in history, now more than ever, nurses are being challenged, stretched to the limit, and called to care for those who need critical care.  With 2020 being the Year of the Nurse, 2021 will prove to be the year where nurses are honored, acknowledged, and thanked for all the hard work and contributions they bring o the table.  From the nursing students, beginning their careers in the height of a pandemic, our RN’s and LPN’s working on the frontline treating pandemic patients, to the seasoned nurse, most at risk because of age and chronic illness, our nurses are experiencing trauma like never before and we have to be especially careful to ensure their mental wellbeing is being addressed.

 

As the President of the BNA of Greater St. Louis, I pledge to represent our collective nursing profession by ensuring:

 

  • Our organization follows the mission of the NBNA which is “to serve as the voice for Black nurses and diverse populations ensuring equal access to professional development, promoting educational opportunities and improving health”.

  • Advocacy and access for our patient population who are faced with health disparities

  • Effective change to local, statewide, and national health policy

  • Positive role models for our nursing students and those interested in a healthcare career

  • We provide positive mental well-being resources for our dedicated nursing staff and healthcare workers

 

Thank you to our past presidents and out wonderful Immediate Past President, Mrs. Quita Stephens for passing a well lite torch and empowering me to lead a strong association built and maintained by their hard work and endless dedication.

 

We hope that if you are a student nurse, licensed practical nurse, registered or retired nurse, you take the time to investigate all that this organization has to offer.  We are out here serving out community at local health fairs, career fairs, educational events, expos, faith-based events, and more.  We provide scholarship opportunities for those nurses and students in need.  We donate to community organizations with products and out rime.  Most importantly, we have FUN while we do it.  We are truly a nursing family and we would love for you to visit us at our next monthly chapter meeting.  And to our community partners and supporters, we welcome your continued support and donations to help us continue our mission to improving health care in our communities.

 

Looking forward to the next few years and I cannot wait to meet and network with all of you!!!

 

My most sincere regards,

Dr. Leonora Muhammed

 

Dr. Leonora Muhammed, DNP BSN AGPCNP-BC CCHP

President, BNA St. Louis

Board Member, NBNA