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Dr. Ernest Grant at White House ceremony

DR. ERNEST GRANT ’93 MSN, ’15 PHD was invited to the White House in May. He presented his views to Dr. Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, about the challenges nurses are facing. He also spoke with Vice President Pence. “I asked him to strongly suggest to the governors of the 50 states that, as they implement their reopening plans, they add a nurse – particularly a community or public health nurse – to their task force. Nurses should be at the table to discuss best practices so that the reopening process can be done in a safe and effective manner.”

As president of the American Nurses Association, Grant represented the nation’s nurses in a ceremony in the Oval Office with President Trump that day.

Later in the summer, he appeared before the U.S. Senate’s Finance Committee via videoconference, as he provided the nurses’ perspective about supplies and supply chains during the pandemic.

By Mike Harris

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