Black Nurses Leading Change (BNLC) emanates from the work of RNAO's Black Nurses Task Force, and continues to inform RNAO and our members on issues affecting Black nurses and nursing students. BNLC advocates for anti-Black racism, seeks to offer mentorship, and provides continuing education. It is a safe space for Black nurses and nursing students, and their allies, to network and interact with each other.
Mission: BNLC’s mission is to tackle anti-Black racism in the nursing profession and advocate for the professional advancement of Black nurses.
Cost of interest group: $25, free for undergraduate students.
2023 - 2024 BNLC executive:
Chairs: Lori Zozzolotto, Rn BScN, NSWOC
Past President: Dania Versailles, RN, MScN, CPMHN(C)
Communication ENO: Dwight Barrett RN, BScN, CCRN, BSc
Finance ENO: Daria Adele Juudi-Hope RN, BNSc, MPH
Social Media ENO: Nicole Goodfellow RN, BScN, MN
Membership ENO: Kaywana Malcolm RN, BScN, CPMHN(C)
Student Representative: April Azor-Gagne, PN
Chinyere Mbah, BScN Student
RNAO BOD Liaison: Debra Lefevre BA, RN, BN, MPA