PPP board member, Dr. Rebekah Bernard, was interviewed by NBC 6 South Florida in a story about a fake nursing school that issued over 7,000 fraudulent diplomas.

Within the segment, Dr. Bernard discusses that it is not surprising a situation like this happened following the COIVD-19 pandemic, in an effort to minimize the nursing shortage. “I would say that based on the rapid proliferation of online training programs that started well before COVID-19, but have definitely increased since COVID-19, just because of the difficulties we’ve had with being able to have in-person training, we know that there is going to be a higher chance that some of these people are going to slip through the cracks.”