raeHey there! I’m Ravenne a full-time registered nurse, world traveler, and your Black girl next door just making it through this adventure we call life.  Although born and raised in in Miami, Florida, I am currently based in Durham, North Carolina “living my best life”.

In 2016, I graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in African-American Studies and Health Disparities. And soon after, I was on my way to start the Accelerated Bachelor of Science Nursing program at Duke University. Of course, I got the routine questions: “What’re you going to do with that?” “What does your degree have to do with nursing?” And I’d respond everything!

So here is a fact, in the U.S. there are about 9.9% of Black nurses. That’s slim to none and I didn’t want to be another Black nurse in the workforce. So in an effort to increase these numbers, our experience, and connect my interest of Black studies into healthcare and nursing specifically, I came up with “RNoire”.

RNRegistered Nurse/Ravenne Nicole    NoireBlack 

RNoire.com is where passion and purpose meet. As nurses, we interact with individuals and communities on so many levels: physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. So I created this blog to openly discuss and celebrate all aspects of life and most importantly Black life. Black culture, Black life, Black health, Black love and Black (insert anything here). Everything is fair game. I aim to share with you my personal journey as a Black nurse and my love for mentorship, advocacy, and wellness. Ultimately, I hope this blog can show you that no matter who you are or where you come from you can indeed break barriers and create the life you want to live.

Peace & Blessings,

Nurse Rae