Task Force on the Future of the Nursing Workforce

The nursing workforce in North Carolina, already vulnerable prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, is facing unprecedented pressure and a need for coordinated, statewide solutions. Factors such as an aging population, health system transformations, and the tremendous impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nursing workforce are increasing pressure on this sector. The North Carolina Institute of Medicine is convening state nursing leaders and practitioners across academia, health systems, local public health, and other sectors to develop an actionable vision for enhancing and supporting North Carolina's nursing workforce.

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Task Force Leadership


Ernest Grant Pic

Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN

Immediate Past President, American Nurses Association

Nursing Education Clinician, UNC Health

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Catherine Sevier, DrPH, MSN

President Emeritus, AARP NC

Retired Oncology Nurse

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Hugh Tilson Jr, JD

Director, NC AHEC

Project Director


Brieanne Lyda-McDonald, MSPH

Project Director

North Carolina Institute of Medicine