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Bruce Walker, father, engineer, nurse, entrepreneur and author was born July 21, 1965 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Bruce was one of five children brought up by the love of a single mother in the projects of New Orleans.  He was the first in his family to graduate from college. However he  was not the first in his family to live by the shinning light brought to each member of the family by a mother who held her children to very high standards and a loving expectation that life is a gift.  


Bruce is a product of the Orleans parish public school system. Bruce started his professional education at Delgado Community College in 1986 and as a result began his professional career in 1988 as an Engineer at Cajun Electric Power Co-operative in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He later decided to further his studies in the area of nursing and in 1992 he began attending Southern University and A&M College Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  However, because of his selfish ways and the 4 woes he described in his book, Bruce found himself homeless by 1994.  Thanks to a dear friend Bruce was able to get off the streets and finished his Bachelors Degree in Nursing in 1996. Bruce went on to received his Master of Science Nursing Degree in 2002, also from Southern University.


In 2000 Bruce became part of the management-ownership team of Luling Rehabilitation Hospital in Luling, Louisiana. Bruce was a co-owner in the facility and sold his interest in 2002 in order to go home and open his own facility in New Orleans which was named New Orleans East Rehabilitation Hospital. As a native of New Orleans this facility allowed Bruce to deliver healthcare in the city in which he was raised. The facility was completed and opened in 2004 but in August of 2005 Hurricane Katrina would come calling.  The devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans would force New Orleans East Rehabilitation Hospital to close.


Bruce received special permission from Medicare to move the facility after Hurricane Katrina to Baton Rouge, Louisiana which he operated until 2009 under the name of South Baton Rouge Rehabilitation Hospital. In 2008, having a desire to bring inpatient rehabilitation services to a market in need,  Bruce began construction on Ascension Gonzales Rehabilitation Hospital, located in Gonzales, Louisiana. This state of the art facility opened its doors in September 2009.  Bruce is one of the only Registered Nurse’s to utilize his experience to build from the ground up a rehabilitation hospital owned and operated by a Registered Nurse. 


Bruce is the father of two beautiful children Brianna and Gregory Walker.  Bruce has been  a volunteer of the Kairos Prison Ministries since 2005.  The mission of Kairos Prison Ministries is to bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families, and those who work with them. Also, to assist in the transition of becoming productive citizens again.


Bruce became an author in 2013 when his book “The Four Woes of the Struggling Man” was published.  The book examines four main challenges of growing up in a changing world.  In addition, Bruce produced and hosted a weekly local television show which aired on Fox Network for five seasons, “The Bottom Line.”


Bruce has now been in the healthcare field for nearly 20 years, he is presently semi-retired. Bruce is currently working in the healthcare field providing consulting services in the areas of Rehabilitation Medicine and Hospital Management. To God be the glory for the good He has done.


Life is fragile, handle with prayer! 


Dr. Bruce Walker PHD MSN, RN

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