MNA 2024 Fall Education Day


Title: Don’t Panic: AI Essentials for RNs & Healthcare Professionals
Date: September 12, 2024
Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: Virtual/Zoom
Registration & Cost: Free for students & MNA members, $20 for non-members.

About The Event

The focus of this live-virtual education event is to provide a clear understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its role in nursing and other healthcare environments. Discussed also will be how AI can be effectively integrated into practice. Content experts will help nurses and other healthcare professionals dissipate presumptive ideas and fears related to the use of AI in healthcare practice. Participants will also be equipped with knowledge on how to identify sources of bias and errors in AI systems in an effort to optimize patient care outcomes.

Featured Speakers

Risk and Patient Safety Consultant

Anne is a Risk and Patient Safety Consultant providing independent consultation for health care providers, including psychiatry and psychology professionals, as well as health care organizations in multiple clinical settings, including organ procurement organizations. Anne has extensive clinical, managerial, and administrative experience, including tertiary care institutions, academic community hospitals, and physician office practices. She is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) and the National Association of Healthcare Quality as well as the ASHRM chapters of Massachusetts (MSHRM) and Connecticut (CSHRM). She is the Chair of the Education Committee for the annual New England Regional Healthcare Risk Management Conference. Anne is a certified professional in Health Care Quality (CPHQ), Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM), and patient safety (CPPS). She is also a Distinguished Fellow in the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (DFASHRM).

Branden Gemzer, BA
MNA- Senior Labor Relations Representative

Branden Gemzer is the Senior Labor Relations Representative for the Michigan Nurses Association. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Wittenberg University and a certification in Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare from MIT. Branden’s professional journey includes distinguished service in the United States Marine Corps and an impactful role as an Internal Organizer for SEIU Healthcare Michigan from 2015 to 2017. Since joining the Michigan Nurses Association as a Labor Rep in 2017, he has been an effective advocate and resource for the members he serves. In 2023, he was promoted to Senior Labor Relations Representative.

Branden is a regular presenter at the Michigan Nurses Association Leadership Conference (MNALC), where he has addressed various issues such as effects bargaining, campaign strategy, and organizing younger members. He lives in Norton Shores, MI with his wife Joy and 3 spoiled cats.

Key Objectives

  1. Define AI
  2. Describe 4 ways that are currently being used and/or researched for near term implementation.
  3. Identify sources of bias and error in AI systems.
  4. Explain the principles of AI governance.

Contact hours: 2.0

Successful completion criteria

  1. Attend live presentation in its entirety
  2. Successfully complete post session evaluation form  

Nurses who attend the session in its entirety and complete the session evaluation form will be awarded 2.0 professional development contact hours.

Activity Outcome

80% of participants will report that the session provided information that enhanced or validated current knowledge.

Relevant Financial Relationships and Commercial bias

No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or commercial bias exist for anyone in the position to control content for this activity.


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