When we stand united, we win!

MNA nurses and health professionals across the state have some of the strongest contracts because of their solidarity and power. 

Alpena nurses recently showed this in their fight for a strong contract. Alpena RNs will see a sizable wage increase over the life of the contract, higher differentials, and other contract provisions that will strengthen the RNs’ voices at the hospital. In addition, they defeated the employer’s proposed cuts to health care.


Free CE Forum offers “Help and Hope for Health Care Workers”

MNA’s online Continuing Education Forum will focus on “Trauma and COVID-19: Help and Hope for Health Care Workers.”

The all-virtual event takes place from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30th. Registration closes Sept. 20, so register today! 

The forum is free to MNA members and everyone is welcome. Up to 4.0 contact hours are available.

Virtual sessions will center on beginning recovery from trauma; workplace tools, team recovery tips, and personal stress and coping support will be offered. Your choice of breakout sessions will include team rebuilding and interpersonal communication, nutrition to help stress and coping, and even trauma-informed yoga!

Four contact hours will be offered to those attending the sessions and completing the post-session evaluations.

Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


MI Nurses Foundation awards scholarships

The Michigan Nurses Foundation congratulates this year’s scholarship winners:

  • Margaret Louise Miller Leipold, RN Memorial Scholarship: Emma Phillips, Lansing Community College            
  • Evelyn Grace Peraino Memorial Scholarship: Nicole Harvath, RN, Wayne State University            
  • MNF Scholarships: Rachel Kamp, Western Michigan University; Meghan Stepnitz, Western Michigan University; Amritpal Singh, Chamberlain University; Naomi Johnson, Wayne State University 

The foundation’s goal is to advance nursing and nursing education by awarding scholarships and research grants and by providing financial aid for the treatment of recovering nurses. The foundation is seeking an additional MNA local bargaining unit member to serve on its board. To learn more, contact Carol Feuss.


Documenting the year we have had 

As we approach House of Delegates, we are inviting all members to share photos (of yourself or of others, provided you have permission) that show what the past year has been like that we can use in our year-in-review video. Sometimes, a picture is worth 1,000 words.


New CE on cannabis & cannabinoids for pain management

Did you know that marijuana can interact with Lanoxin/digoxin, Synthroid/levothyroxine and other medications and is considered a Schedule 1 narcotic?

Do you know the differences between THC, CBD, recreational and medical marijuana?

MNA is proud to offer a new online CE module starting Sept. 1: “Cannabis & Cannabinoids for Pain Management: What Nurses Need to Know!” By Dr. Brenda Nordstrom, DNP, BS, RN, PMGT-BC, CHPN.

Find out about both prescribed and recreational cannabis and how marijuana use can impact medical care. Learn the latest research of medical marijuana for the treatment of pain, psychosis, and muscular and sleep disorders. 

CE modules are always free to MNA members!  

Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Support the MNA-PAC and MI Nurses Foundation

This year marks the return of the silent auction Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. The auction will be hosted online in conjunction with our virtual MNA House of Delegates meeting. Proceeds from the auction are vital to supporting the MNA-Political Action Committee (PAC) and/or Michigan Nurses Foundation.

Members are encouraged to donate items or gift baskets to be auctioned off. Please register donations via this form. Questions may be directed to Daniel Myckowiak at (517) 897-1115. 

All members will be able to participate in the online auction. Stay tuned for more info on how to get some great deals for a great cause!

Michigan Nurses Association
2310 Jolly Oak Road | Okemos, MI  48864
(517) 349-5640 | minurses@minurses.org

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