MNA is a member-driven organization! If you’re interested in an office or appointment, you’ll want to read the MNA Election and Appointment Handbook and MNA Campaign Practices and Campaign Information. The deadline for nominations is June 1 each year; forms can be found here.
The House of Delegates is the governing and official voting body of MNA. It is composed of the MNA Board of Directors and elected accredited delegates from the Local Bargaining Units. The House of Delegates is accountable to the membership. See Article VI, Section 1 of the MNA Bylaws. The House meets annually during convention and sets priorities for the coming year. Click here for the 2012 House of Delegates' resolutions.
The Board of Directors is the corporate body elected by the MNA House of Delegates to oversee the Association’s priorities and affairs in the intervals between the House’s annual meetings.
Impartial Committee investigates complaints and recommends action against members in violation of Association bylaws or policies.
Nominations Committee develops the slate of candidates for elective offices for MNA's National Affiliate (National Nurses United) and all elected MNA committees.
The Bylaws Committee oversees changes to Association bylaws, standing rules and procedures.
The CE Provider Unit oversees provider status of continuing education for the Association.
CEAP: The Continuing Education Approval Program (CEAP) Committee is the approver unit for continuing education applications submitted to the Association.
The Diversity Committee is responsible for evaluating trends related to the promotion of diversity among the membership and staff of the Association.
The Finance Committee advises the Board of Directors and provides leadership in the management of financial resources to maintain the Association’s commitment to support programs and services needed to ensure the practice of professional nursing and the economic and general welfare of nurses.
The Michigan Nurses Association-Political Action Committee (MNA-PAC) endorses political candidates, makes contributions to political campaigns out of designated funds, and educates nurses about political action. It is nonpartisan.
The Resolutions Committee oversees the formal process for proposal submission to the House of Delegates.
Congresses are organized bodies that have specific responsibilities related to fulfilling the function and goals of MNA.
The Congress on Workplace Health & Safety reviews and reports on emerging trends and issues related to workplace health and safety. The Congress engages in activities that promote career resiliency and contribute to the development of a work environment that promote safety and health of nurses and their clients. In addition, the Congress educates and supports members in implementing strategies that enhance their voice in organizational policy related to workplace health and safety.
The Congress on Nursing Practice helps define and clarify nursing practice in the state of Michigan, analyzes and reports on emerging models of nursing practice, educates and supports members in implementing strategies that will enhance their voice in organizational policy related to practice, and engages in activities that contribute to development of a work environment that promotes the safety and health of nurses and their clients.
The Congress on Public Policy develops public policy and legislative initiatives related to MNA's Legislative Platform, analyzes public policies and proposed legislation, educates and collaborates with legislators and public policy makers, and mobilizes members/nurses to take action on timely pertinent issues.