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Statement on the Death of June Onkundi

October 20, 2022

“We are heartbroken by the senseless death of our colleague and fellow NCNA member, June Onkundi. Our prayers go out to her friends and family. She dedicated her life to helping others and we should all be proud of the positive impact she had on some of the most vulnerable patients. Her loss has shaken the nursing profession throughout North Carolina.

Violence in the workplace is one of the greatest challenges facing nurses, and the problem has grown exponentially over the last few years. It is my desperate hope that June Onkundi’s death serves as a turning point and that those of us in healthcare can truly begin to address this problem.”

Meka Douthit Ingram, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC
President, North Carolina Nurses Association


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