Last Chance to Sign Up for Capitol Action Day

Time is running out to register for MNA’s Capitol Action Day on Tuesday, March 22!

Register now for this action-packed event.

At Capitol Action Day in Lansing, you will:

  • Learn and practice legislative advocacy skills with your peers
  • Get tips and insight from a panel of legislators
  • Take a group photo on the Capitol steps
  • Participate in face-to-face meetings with elected officials to advocate for the Safe Patient Care Act (

This event is free for MNA members, students and retirees. We hope to see you there!


MNA Regional Membership Meetings Continue in March!

Register now to attend a regional membership meeting and CE session for your area!

March 21 - Mid-Michigan

April 11 - Southwest Michigan

May 9 - Upper Peninsula

During the event, you will learn about MNA’s future plans, share challenges facing nurses and healthcare professionals in your area, and engage in collaborative discussion to help shape MNA’s strategic direction for the years ahead and make a difference across the state. Click here to register now!


Winning Raises Through the Power of Solidarity

MNA nurses have strength when united. Nurses at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba recently won major raises in a one-year extension of their contract. Management took one look at their membership numbers (over 90% of nurses at OSF are MNA members) and immediately understood the power of their solidarity. Nurses were able to win significant raises and keep their strong union protections.

Meanwhile, downstate, MNA nurses at Gratiot have been able to continue to build power from their effective contract campaign when they held a widely attended informational picket. By staying united and union strong, they have been able to keep pushing their employer for more. MNA nurses were able to spearhead systemwide mid-contract raises of multiple dollars an hour to better recruit and retain nurses throughout the MyMichigan (formerly MidMichigan) system. This shows the power of solidarity! 


May 5 -  2022 Spring Education Day: Implicit Bias
(Fulfills all state requirements)

This live, in person continuing education session at Lansing Community College’s West Campus will define implicit bias and will discuss ways that RNs and other health care workers can help reduce health disparities. The session will also discuss reducing barriers to healthcare in Michigan. Completion of the provided preassessment, session content and post session evaluation will fulfill required implicit bias training for state of Michigan RNs and other healthcare workers! Find out more and register here!

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


Spread the Word! Michigan Nurses Foundation Scholarships are Open for Applicants

The Michigan Nurses Foundation provides financial assistance for testing and lab expenses to healthcare professionals enrolled in the Health Professional Recovery Program (HPRP). The Foundation also provides grants to help provide funds to cover the cost of nursing school, grants for RNs seeking to go to conferences, and research grants. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2022. You can learn more by going to:

Want to support the work of the Michigan Nurses Foundation? In addition to making direct donations, you can help out by attending a basketball game. The Pistons are celebrating nurses during Nurse Appreciation Night Sunday, March 13 at 3:00 pm! Each game day package purchased will include a game ticket and an exclusive Nurse Appreciation Night shirt. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Michigan Nurses Foundation. For more information, contact Kim Bischer by calling 313-771-7578 or by emailing


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

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