Alice Benjamin, RN


'Nurse Alice' Benjamin is a nationally board certified and award winning Cardiac Clinical Nurse Specialist with nearly two decades of experience in cardiovascular health.

Nurse Alice is a community health activist and involved member of several professional organizations. Most notably she was the first African American nurse elected to the American Nurses Association/California Board of Directors, is a spokesperson and chairman for the American Heart Association's Western States Multicultural Health Equity Task Force, and is a media health expert and writer. Some of her television appearances include The Dr. Oz Show, Dr Drew, HLN News Now, FOX News, TruTV In Session, America Live with Megyn Kelly, The Doctors, Dr. Steve Show and DC Breakdown. She’s also appeared on a variety of radio shows across the nation as a health expert from Fox News affiliate radio stations, to the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Los Angeles stations KJLH, KDAY and KTLK. She’s also contributed to Fox News Magazine, EBONY, Essence, JET and Rolling Out.

Nurse Alice is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Health, Media and Policy at Hunter College in New York.


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