Thousands of MNA-UMPNC nurses and allies picket for safe patient care and a fair contract

Thousands of University of Michigan nurses and allies held an informational picket this month to call attention to the nurses’ fight for safe staffing amid an expired contract.

“Nurses are united in advocating for our patients,” said Renee Curtis, RN, president of MNA-UMPNC. “The patient safety incidents that are happening in our hospital because of long-term understaffing are totally unacceptable. We’re grateful for all the community support and we know the public understands that our working conditions are their care conditions. We’re going to stand strong to get what patients and nurses need.”


Deadline for awards, Hall of Fame nominations is Aug. 1

Nominate a deserving nurse or healthcare professional for an MNA award. Awards are given annually to recognize outstanding nursing practice and union leadership. Nominations are due Aug. 1. Click here for a list of awards and to download the awards nomination form (PDF) or submit the nomination form online.

Nominations are also due Aug. 1 for the Michigan Nurses Hall of Fame, which recognizes nurses, both living and deceased, who have made a lasting contribution to patient care and the nursing profession in Michigan. Individuals as well as organizations and entities may be inducted. Nominators should review the Hall of Fame criteria and submit the Hall of Fame nomination form.


MNA members are eligible for up to $2,000 in conference funding

The Michigan Nurses Foundation Safe Nursing Practice Scholarship provides up to $2,000 for MNA local bargaining unit (LBU) members to attend national healthcare/specialty conferences. Professional healthcare conferences provide opportunities for nurses to expand their knowledge of various aspects of nursing including patient care and/or fields of expertise, as well as provide a unique opportunity to interact with nurses representing other institutions who have similar interests. This scholarship is intended to defray at least a portion of such costs and thereby enable nurses to take advantage of this valuable experience.


Make a Plan to Vote this Tuesday!

The primary election for federal, state, and local offices in Michigan is taking place on Tuesday, August 2nd. Make your voice heard and get out and vote!

This year marks the first elections with new congressional and state legislative districts. This is due to redistricting, which happens once every 10 years. There have been many changes to district boundaries and numerous candidates are running in new areas.

Want to know who is on the ballot in your area? Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center to find out more. This includes your voter registration status, the address of your polling location, and a preview of your sample ballot!


Donations needed to support the PAC/MNF online auction

After a successful debut last year, the MNA online auction returns this year from Oct. 6 to 8, in conjunction with the House of Delegates!

Proceeds are vital to supporting the nonpartisan MNA Political Action Committee and/or Michigan Nurses Foundation. Want to help? Members are encouraged to donate items or gift baskets. Please register donations via this form. Questions may be directed to Daniel Myckowiak at or (517) 897-1115.


Tuesday September 13- 2022 MNA Fall Education Day: Opioid epidemic update and pain management best practices

This live, virtual continuing education & professional development session fulfills required state of Michigan pain & pain symptom management 2.0 contact hours for RNs and APRNs. This live, virtual continuing education session will provide an update to the opioid epidemic and current best pain management practices and will discuss ways that RNs and advanced practice nurses can stay current and implement effective strategies in the care they provide to their patients to alleviate the current prevalence of opioid misuse. Find out more and register here.

All registered participants will receive a Zoom link closer to the event.

Attending the full virtual live presentation and completing the post session evaluation will ensure that RNs and APRNs will have completed the necessary content requirements and accredited professional development standards as set by the State of Michigan for licensure renewal.

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


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