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

Task Force Member List


Ernest Grant Pic

Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN

Immediate Past President, American Nurses Association

Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Duke University School of Nursing

Catherine Sevier Pic

Catherine Sevier, DrPH, MSN

President Emerita, AARP NC

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Hugh Tilson Jr, JD

Director, NC AHEC

Project Director

Brieanne Lyda-McDonald

Brieanne Lyda-McDonald, MSPH

Project Director

North Carolina Institute of Medicine


Meeting Resources

Meeting One – February 28, 2023
Meeting Two – March 30, 2023
Meeting Three – July 12, 2023