American Nurses Association Elects Vice President and other Leaders

SILVER SPRING, MD – Representatives at the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Membership Assembly elected Ernest James Grant, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN, of the North Carolina Nurses Association, to serve as vice president of the professional association that represents the interests of the nation’s 3.4 million registered nurses (RNs).

The voting representatives of ANA’s Membership Assembly also re-elected two members of the nine-member board of directors—Treasurer Gingy Harshey-Meade, MSN, RN, CAE, NEA-BC, of the Indiana State Nurses Association; and Director-At-Large Recent Graduate Jesse M.L. Kennedy, BSN, RN, of the Oregon Nurses Association.

Grant works as a nursing education clinician in the UNC Hospitals Burn Center. He earned a PhD in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He previously served as a director-at-large on ANA’s Board of Directors from 2004 to 2008 and as president of the North Carolina Nurses Association from 2009 to 2011.

Read the full release.

# # #

ANA is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.4 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public. Please visit for more information.

Filed under: