Partnerships

Bigger  Dreams Better Tomorrow Foundation 

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Dr. Flanagan

I may have come from humble beginnings, but I’ve always had a lot of heart. With a supportive family that instilled a strong work ethic in me from an early age, I knew I could grow up to be whatever I wanted. I just had no idea what that would be. 

I’ve always seen education and entrepreneurship as a gateway to achieving everything I ever imagined. Contrary to gender norms, I started my medical career in the nursing arena. Choosing the road less travelled opened up opportunities and experiences for me to gain financial independence while making people’s lives better every day. 

I’m driven by the inspiration I can give to students, especially black men with fewer resources, who may need added encouragement and exposure to the specialty opportunities that exist beyond the bedside of nursing. The opportunity for younger generations to step in to relieve and support the growing needs of patients is here. Everything I do is for the advocacy and equity of people of color and the underrepresented. I hope to share my story and knowledge so that beyond the career success, people begin to build the habits that will lead them to generational wealth for decades to come. Knowledge is power and action via knowledge is lasting.

NOT THAT IT’S A BIG DEAL OR ANYTHING, BUT HERE ARE MY CREDENTIALS: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY DOCTORATE OF NURSING PRACTICE (DNP); SAMFORD UNIVERSITY MASTER OF SCIENCE OF NURSING, ANESTHESIA (MSN); EMORY UNIVERSITY BACHELOR OF SCIENCE OF NURSING (BSN) 

WELLNESS SUPPORT GROUP

In partnership with Ithemba Counseling, we’ve launched curated guided discussion groups for CRNA students who identify as Black. These weekly meetings create space for students to share their experiences and find solace in community. We provide an emotional support network that each student can leverage as they navigate their academic career and beyond. 

Email to Sign up:

Docflanagan@biggerdreamsbettertomorrows.org