Director of Nursing Practice

The MNA Director of Nursing Practice plans and implements a nursing practice program which mentors nurses to be strong leaders and advocates for their patients while promoting the practice and education standards of the nursing profession.

  • Implements the nursing practice program for MNA, identifies target audiences and prepares strategies consistent with MNA’s purpose, goals and objectives.
  • Advises members, local bargaining units and staff on nursing practice and education
  • Use advocacy skills to promote positive work environments and support the grassroots engagement of nurses to address workplace concerns.
  • Develops and maintains a working knowledge of nursing practice and education issues and their potential implications for MNA’s activities; interprets these issues and actions to members, staff and other MNA publics.
  • Develops, conducts and assists nursing continuing education through live presentations or online courses.
  • Works to establish and reinforce connections with Michigan’s nursing schools, nursing school faculty, and nursing students.
  • Supports and coordinates nursing practice/education program activities with all other MNA programs.
  • Oversees the ANCC/State requirements for MNA to be a provider of nursing continuing education.  Manages appropriate recordkeeping for programs by establishing and updating continuing education files and ensuring completion of required paperwork.

Qualifications:  MSN, or BSN with a master’s degree; current Michigan RN license. 3-5 years of nursing practice/education experience. A thorough knowledge of fundamental nursing practice/policy and adult education/learning methods. Proven leadership skills, the ability to meet deadlines, strong organizational and interpersonal skills are required.  Must have strong written and oral communication skills.

Submit resume and cover letter to Carol Feuss.

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