The Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) is the largest, most effective union for registered nurses in Michigan. Through collective bargaining, nurses are involved at every table where decisions are made that concern their practice. As the voice for all registered nurses in Michigan, MNA advocates for nurses and their patients at the State Capitol, in the community, and at the bargaining table.
In the workplace, MNA has helped nurses in health care systems across the state join together to form a union. Nurses represented by MNA have been successful in gaining greater control over their practice, their time and their lives.
MNA contracts address both economic issues, such as pay and benefits, and nursing practice issues. MNA nurses have negotiated contracts to eliminate mandatory overtime, set safe and appropriate nurse-to-patient staffing ratios, reduce exposure to hazardous materials, and establish precedent-setting lifting guidelines to protect themselves and their patients.
There has never been a better time to be energized about the future of nursing.
Together, nurses are changing their workplaces so that there are enough nurses for the patients, no nurse is forced into working overtime, and back injuries become few and far between. MNA is taking a stand against the flood of health care administrators who try to shove nurses into boxes where they have no say in their practice.
The Michigan Nurses Association will be the association of choice to which every nurse belongs.
The mission of the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) is to represent professional registered nurses, as well as all members. Through the MNA, members shall act to educate, advocate, organize, and collectively bargain to promote professional practice, quality patient outcomes, and healthy communities.
MNA has a commitment to champion and enhance:
- The profession of nursing
- Standards of nursing practice, education and research
- Systematic attention to human rights, concerns of nurses and health care consumers
- Quality patient outcomes
- Diversity among its members and staff
- The economic and general welfare of registered nurses and other health care employees
- Legislative initiatives that move the agenda of nursing forward
- The development and implementation of educational opportunities for its members
- An association environment that attracts and retains members through the provision of benefits and services of interest.