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    Thirty-First Annual Face to Face Celebrate Nursing Banquet -Cancelled

    Due to the state of our State with this current Pandemic, BRDNA Board has decided to cancel the face to face 2020 Celebrating Nursing Banquet. We will begin to plan for alternative ways to honor this years honorees and present them with their awards. We want to thank all of you who nominated your colleagues for  the Celebrate Nursing Honoree awards.     Read More

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    President’s Message Midst COVID 19

    Lisa M. Deaton BSN, RN

    As I began my second year as President of the District, we were full of excitement about celebrating  the International Year of the Nurse & Midwife.    Honoring the  200th Anniversary of  Florence Nightingale’s birth and our annual Celebrate Nursing Banquet where we recognize selected registered nurses  for their contributions to nursing.

    Wow, how things have changed from January until mid March.  We never could have imagined what registered nurses and all our healthcare partners would be facing with the onset of the COVID 19 Pandemic.  RNs  have truly shown how committed, compassionate, indispensable, skilled, and strong they are.

    We realize how different it is in the midst of the Pandemic.  However the Baton Rouge District Association Board  wants more than ever to show our appreciation for the RNs throughout the District.   We will be following the lead of ANA  with different themes and events over the next 4 weeks.

    Week 1 – Self Care   Take time each day to be mindful of Self

    Week 2Recognition   Take time to recognize a RN who has inspired or mentored you

    Week 3 – Professional Development  Help another RN  grow in their profession

    Week 4 – Community Engagement Promote the diverse ways in which RNs contribute to our communities

    We will use our Facebook page, announcements through Constant Contact and/or  this website to share activities for each week.   Please help us share this information with all of your RN colleagues.

    As the President of the District and on behalf of the Board we Honor and Thank You!   Happy Professional Nurse Month.

    We know that we can continue to work together to make the future even better for our nursing profession, communities and State.

    Make sure and like our Facebook page if you haven’t – Baton Rouge District Nurses Association