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
As we continue to celebrate Professional Nurse Month, the BRDNA would like to thank Cynthia Prestholdt, Valerie Schluter and Sandra Robinson as well as the many other nurses who volunteer their time at the Free Clinic.
Registered nurses from the Baton Rouge District Nurses Association enthusiastically supported the annual Baton Rouge Free Clinic. The 2019 Free Clinic, formerly known as the Mission of Mercy, was held on March 15 and 16 near the Baton Rouge Airport. Volunteer registered nurses and students from the disciplines of nursing, physician assisting, and family nurse practitioner provided health screening to over 985 Louisiana residents prior to receiving much needed dental procedures, vision, and medical care.
Residents of Louisiana seeking care began arriving as early as 2:00 am and waited in long lines to register for services. Over two days, the dental clinic served 381 residents with dental cleaning, fillings, and tooth extractions. Vision exams and prescriptions for glasses were provided for 321 residents. The medical clinic provided services to 292 residents. Residents waited up to ten hours to access the clinic and many would not have been able to receive services without the care provided by registered nurses and students in health careers programs in Baton Rouge.