The Black Nurses Rock Foundation was founded in 2014. BNR’s launch was heard throughout the nation, igniting a movement in Black Nurses Nationwide. Black Nurses Rock is an organization with a focus to foster a positive environment of professional growth and development. We provide support and mentorship for nurses in an effort to elevate our profession and improve our communities.

Black Nurses Rock is the largest minority nursing association in the country, representing over 174,000 African American nurses and students from the USA, Canada, Eastern Caribbean, Japan, and Germany.

Black Nurses Rock is a non-profit organization, 501c(3) incorporated on March 18, 2015 in the state of Mississippi.

About Our Chapter

Black Nurses Rock Greater Charlotte was founded in 2019 by Melissa Bellamy, MSN, APRN, FNP-C and ten other founding members. Through volunteer efforts, mentoring, and educating the most at-risk populations in our community, our goal is to bridge healthcare disparity gaps, while collaborating with various local and national organizations. Our members include LPN’s, RN’s, APRN’s, and nursing students who are currently enrolled in a Nursing Program.
We are seeking nurses and nursing students to apply for membership. There are no restrictions on race or ethnicity; we only ask that members respect and align with the mission of BNR.

Our goal is to address health care disparities and help close the gaps in the Greater Charlotte area. We choose to inspire, educate, and offer empowerment to nurses and our Charlotte communities, read more.