Becker’s Hospital Review has named SON Honorary Alumnus and Adjunct Faculty member Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, to its 2018 list of “50 great African American leaders in healthcare to know.”
“The best healthcare delivery requires leadership from diverse backgrounds and experiences,” Becker’s wrote. “This list highlights African Americans who have taken on leadership roles across the country at hospitals and health systems as well as in national organizations. Both established and emerging leaders are featured on this list. These individuals influence how their organizations approach healthcare delivery, develop healthcare policy and advocate for the next generation of leaders.”
Here’s what Becker’s had to say about Dr. Grant:
Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN. Vice President of the American Nurses Association (Silver Spring, Md.). Dr. Grant has more than 30 years of nurse leadership experience and currently serves as the vice president of the American Nurses Association. He is also the burn outreach coordinator for UNC Health Care’s North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., and oversees burn education for physicians, nurses and other allied healthcare professionals. Dr. Grant previously served as the president of the North Carolina Nurses Association from 2009 to 2011, the same year he was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing.