Michigan Nurse

April 2022 Edition

  • Want to know how to strengthen your local and mobilize your members?
  • Nurses at Michigan Medicine are united in fighting for a fair contract
  • LAST CHANCE! Michigan Nurses Foundation Student Scholarships
  • Thank you for supporting the MNA PAC!
  • All Shift Blend: Coffee Supporting Michigan Nurses!
  • Mark your calendars!

March 2022 Edition

  • 2022 MNA Spring Education Day:
    Implicit Bias (fulfills all state requirements!)
  • Sparrow Homecare Workers Unanimously Win Their Union
  • Organizing For the Short Term to Win Big for the Long Term
  • Nurses and Healthcare Professionals: Make Politicians Hear Your Voice
  • Michigan Nurses Survey NOW OPEN
    Please complete by April 22, 2022!
  • MNA Regional Membership Meetings Continue in April!
  • Michigan Nurses Foundation Student Scholarships
  • MNA Leadership Conference
  • Nurse Appreciation Nights with the Detroit Pistons

February 2022 Edition

  • Last Chance to Sign Up for Capitol Action Day
  • MNA Regional Membership Meetings Continue in March!
  • Winning Raises Through the Power of Solidarity
  • May 5 – 2022 Spring Education Day: Implicit Bias
  • Spread the Word! Michigan Nurses Foundation Scholarships are Open for Applicants

January 2022 Edition

  • MNA Regional Membership Meetings and Continuing Education (CE) Sessions starting in February!
  • Join the Fight for Nurses at the Michigan Capitol!
  • Spring Education Day – May 5th: State Required Implicit Bias in Healthcare Continuing Education (CE) Session
  • Strength in Solidarity
  • Nurse Appreciation Nights – Detroit Pistons
  • Save the Date – MNA Leadership Conference
  • 2022 Dues Increase

DECEMBER 2021 Edition

  • Special Delivery! Advocating for Safe Staffing
    at Michigan Medicine
  • Act Now: Tell OSHA We Can’t Go Back to Caring for COVID-19 Patients with Simple Masks
  • Raising the Bar for Caregivers in Michigan
  • Make a Difference on Capitol Action Day
  • Research Study Participants Needed
  • In Memoriam

NOVEMBER 2021 Edition

  • PECSH-MNA members show strength, solidarity
  • Join us in Lansing for Capitol Action Day
  • Build your skills with the MNA Advocacy Academy
  • Leaders elected to MNA positions
  • New Continuing Education (CE) Opportunity
  • Consider a year-end donation to the Michigan Nurses Foundation
  • Members needed to serve on various panels

OCTOBER 2021 Edition

  • Tell legislators to prioritize nurses and other essential workers
  • Take advantage of opportunities to serve on MNA councils and committees
  • National Nurses United has free CE credits for MNA members
  • Help support elected officials who support nurses and health professionals
  • Last chance – submit comment in support of fair maps
  • Retiring soon? There’s a place for you at MNA!
  • MNA members are eligible for up to $2,000 in conference funding
  • MNA House of Delegates passes resolutions

SEPTEMBER 2021 Edition

  • Congrats to the 2021 MNA Award Winners!
  • Take Advantage of Opportunities to Serve on MNA Councils, Committees
  • Free MNA CE Forum is Tomorrow: “Help and Hope for Health Care Workers”
  • Support a Good Cause With This Week’s Online Auction

August 2021 Edition

  • When we stand united, we win!
  • Free CE Forum offers “Help and Hope for Health Care Workers”
  • MI Nurses Foundation awards scholarships
  • Documenting the year we have had
  • New CE on cannabis & cannabinoids for pain management
  • Support the MNA-PAC and MI Nurses Foundation

JuLY 2021 Edition

  • Organize. Fight. Win.
  • Have you seen Brenna’s video?
  • Support elected officials who support us
  • MNA’s Awards Banquet is coming up! Nominate a deserving colleague today
  • Documenting the year we have had
  • Sign up now for the 2021 MNA CE Forum!
  • Check out MNA’s nursing support resource page
  • Implicit bias in healthcare: New licensure rules summary
  • Coming soon – Now accepting preorders for Professional and Legal Regulations Handbook

June 2021 Edition

  • In 92% Landslide Win, Marquette Techs Vote to Join MNA
  • Legislative update: MNA fights for safe staffing law, hero pay
  • Support elected officials who support us
  • We are completing our MNA LGBTQIA+ Survey for all nurses
  • Silent auction returns this fall
  • New Pain Management CE Modules Count for Michigan CE Pain Requirement!
  • Save the Date! MNA CE Forum: September 30th 1-5:30 pm

May 2021 Edition

  • MNA Nurses at Munson Medical Center Win $420,500 in Backpay
  • MNA Celebrates Pride Month
  • Becoming an MNA Rep: Why One Nurse Chose to Speak Up
  • MNA’s Continuing Education Program Has New CEs
    • Bias in Healthcare: An Introduction
    • Coming June 1st – New Pain Management CE!
    • Save the Date: MNA CE Forum in Ann Arbor
  • MNA Awards and Michigan Nursing Hall of Fame nominations

April 2021 E-EDITION

  • Honoring Workers Memorial Day
  • Winning Strong Federal Protections for Nurses Across the Country
  • A Look Ahead: Nurses Week 2021
  • Frontline Support Network: May 19, 2021, 8 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Protecting Nurses from Workplace Violence
  • STILL TIME TO REGISTER! Implicit Bias and Healthcare Virtual CE
  • New MNA Continuing Education Modules: Human Trafficking and Introduction to Implicit Bias
  • MNA Members are Eligible for up to $2000 in Conference Funding
  • Hearing Pursuant to Article IV

marcH 2021 E-EDITION

  • Speakers Announced for Spring Action Leadership Conference
  • Protecting Nurses’ Right to Blow the Whistle
  • Advocating for racial justice in health care
  • Spread the Word: Applications for the Michigan Nurses Foundation Scholarships Are Now Open
  • Need to complete your Human Trafficking CE Module this year? Your union has you covered.
  • MNA Council of Nursing Practice Nutrition Survey


  • MNA fights for safe staffing at the Capitol
  • Two more healthcare facilities win unions with MNA
  • Advocating for racial justice in health care
  • Michigan Medicine RNs are protecting their MNA contract
  • Two New Continuing Education (CE) modules on the MNA Website!
  • MNA’s Advocacy Academy starts March 15
  • Promoting Proper PPE
  • Take the Michigan Nursing Licensure Survey

November 2020 E-EDITION

  • Raising RNs’ Voices from Lansing to the White House
  • National RN press conference featuring Michigan nurse spotlights nurse deaths, PPE, and unsafe staffing
  • Winning COVID-19 Protections in Michigan and Across the Country
  • Join an MNA Committee
  • Upcoming CE Opportunities

October 2020 E-EDITION

  • MNA RNs Make Major Contract Gains Across the State
  • Using Every Tool to Hold Hospital Executives Accountable
  • New CEs on the Horizon
  • Fight for Safe Staffing Legislation
  • Meet Your New MNA Board of Directors
  • Congratulations to the 2020 MNA Award Recipients

September 2020 E-EDITION

  • Lapeer RNs OVERWHELMINGLY Authorize a Strike – and Grow Their Membership in the Process
  • For MNA Members Only: Share Your Concerns with U.S. Senator Peters
  • Nurses and Health Professionals at Sparrow Hospital WIN Contract Extension in the Midst of Pandemic
  • Looking for a particular CE? Take MNA’s CE Survey to make your voice heard.
  • Michigan Medicine RNs Share Experiences with Other University Employees

August 2020 E-EDITION

  • After Long Fight, Victory in Alpena!
  • Congratulations to Our Scholarship Winners!
  • Participate in a Research Project: Just Culture During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Walking the Walk
  • Request your ballot today
  • MNA CE Forum Thursday, October 1

    July 2020 E-EDITION

    • Lapeer Nurses Call for Safe Staffing and a Fair Contract
    • Vote Tuesday and Make Your Voice Heard
    • McLaren Central Nurses Win Strong Contract After Strike Authorization Vote
    • With New MIOSHA Enforcement Program, MNA Members Fight to Hold Hospitals Accountable
    • Participate in a Research Project: Just Culture During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Summer 2020 – Print edition


    June 2020 E-EDITION

    • Munson Nurses Say NO to Use of Non-Medical Gloves
    • Ingham County Nurses Fight – And Win!
    • Racism Is a Public Health Crisis
    • UMPNC-MNA #UnionNursesForBlackLives protest
    • Marquette Nurses Fight Back and the Executives are Left Speechless
    • The Power of Solidarity!

    May 2020 E-EDITION

    • COVID-19 hardship grants available for members
    • MNA stays visible on the state level, connected with the governor
    • Huron Valley-Sinai nurses score major victory
    • McLaren nurses hold socially distant picket
    • Nominate a deserving colleague by Aug. 1

    April 2020 E-EDITION

    • MNA challenges employers, advocates with government officials
    • Resources for members
    • Hackley members fight for the legal right to wear their own respirators
    • Taking Michigan Medicine nurses’ concerns to the state
    • MNA members in the news
    • White ribbons support nurses and other healthcare professionals
    • Appreciating our lab professionals

    February 2020 E-EDITION

    • Justice for Jane and Charlie
    • Free coronavirus CE for MNA members
    • Support the Pistons and fellow nurses
    • MNA seeks nursing education leader 

    January 2020 E-EDITION

    • MNA’s violence workplace prevention plan gets attention
    • Gratiot nurses gain big with new contract
    • Nurses are No. 1 – again
    • Sign up today for our big spring event