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About Us


Black Nurses Rock Orlando, is a team of innovative nurses, joining together to provide community health promotion in Central Florida. Chartered in 2016, BNRO became the tenth chapter to become established with Black Nurses Rock, the largest Black Nursing Professional organization with 3600 members and growing. 

Founded by Dr. Romeatrius Moss in 2014, the vision of Black Nurses Rock is for healthcare workers to expand their knowledge and skills in their communities to decrease health care disparities and increase access to care. Black Nurses Rock Orlando will carry out the mission of BNR by integrating community involvement and knowledge to provide effective and efficient services to our citizens. In addition to community, BNRO will also provide mentoring, education, and leadership opportunities to students and professional nurses.  

A strong leadership team has been formed and is ready to lead the charge to empower health care professionals and Central Florida communities. 

We will proceed with community service through committee structure and look forward to collaborating with stakeholders to decrease health care disparities. 




Our Services

our SERVICes

Nursing Education

Providing student to expert nurses lifelong learning opportunities that can be translated into nursing practice as well as community service. 



Empowering relationships between novice and experienced nurses that fosters successful careers for new nurses. 

Health and Wellness


Promoting overall health education that will help maintain a healthy mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing.


A financial reward given to deserving nursing students that will promote academic success to achieve educational advancement. 

Social Advocacy


Empowering nurses to support, protect, and educate the community about the issues that impact the field of nursing. 

Member Engagement


Ongoing opportunities for members to engage that will add value to the team while advancing the mission of the organization.

Our Team


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Melody Taylor, MSN, RN, CCM
Novello Penick, BSN, RN, MPA/HSA, RETIRED

Vice President

Monique Palmore, BSN, RN


Leslie McRae-Matthews, MSNEd, CGRN


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