MSN, FNP-C, RN,
President, BNA St. Louis
From the Desk of the President
Dear BNA Members, Community, Partners and Colleagues,
It is with great honor that I accept the role as the President of the Black Nurses Association of Greater St. Louis. As a daughter of a social worker and the niece of the late great Edith L. Cole RN, I was groomed at an early age to serve my community. From 7 years old, I served on the church usher board and health unit along side my aunt. With my mother, I volunteered at our local food pantry and at the community health fairs, at the Old 14th Street Mall in the near North Side neighborhood. It was these types of service examples that introduced me to the compassion and pride that comes with lifting others selflessly. This is the torch I carry boldly and bravely to inspire others to provide culturally relatable, unique, evidence-based care. There is a need in our community that only we can fill. Removing barriers to care looks so different to different groups of people. As a native north St. Louisian, my heart is attached to those less fortunate, those of us who are affected disproportionately by violence, trauma, access to resources, and access to mentors. These are those that show unmatched intelligence at an early age, often from perseverance and life lessons, loyalty and unconditional love yearning for success.
We welcome all registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, student nurses and retired nurses to join us as we work to continue building our community.
Each year we participate in community events such as health fairs, pop-up shops, wellness walks, career fairs, career expos, educational symposiums, collection drives and donations.
We are attentive to health policy locally and nationally to lobby on the issues that are most relevant to nursing.
National Black Nurse Association’s mission is “to serve as the voice for black nurses and diverse populations, ensuring equal access to professional development, promoting, educational opportunities and improving health”.
Black Nurses Association of Greater St. Louis supports this mission through Advocacy, Scholarship, Networking and Education.
Thank you to our community partners for your support and we look forward to making a bigger impact as we change the face of nursing!
Mia Glover MSN, FNP-C, RN,
President, Black Nurses Association of Greater St. Louis