Welcome to the MI-CNS Website!

Cathy Lewis (on Left)

Cathy Lewis (on Left)

This is the home page of the Michigan Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (MI-CNS), an affiliate of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Founded in 2009, the organization is growing; members include practicing CNSs from across the State of Michigan and CNS students enrolled in programs around the State.

What’s New?

Please visit the MI-CNS site regularly for updated information on the practice of clinical nurse specialists in the State of Michigan.

IMPORTANT: We need your help NOW! Please contact Representative Gail Haines and request a committee meeting NOW!


Below is info from COMON and MICNP to connect with your member of the Michigan House of Representatives. You can adjust the template letter to state CNS or CNS and APRNs. Please get engaged.

The clock is working against us to get Senate Bill 2 (defining the scope of practice of Michigan APRNs) passed in the House during this legislative year, and we don’t want to lose the momentum from the Senate passage! Even though the legislators are on spring break for a couple of weeks, they’ll only be back for a few months before their summer recess – so we need your help now!

Please make contact with your State Representatives, and here’s how YOU can help:

1) Call and make an appointment to meet with your State Representative in Lansing or in the district (you could also ask the office if they have scheduled district hours for the months of April or May).

Members can confirm who their state rep is by checking their home address at

Michigan House of Representatives

2) If you cannot meet with them in person, use the new MICNP Legislative Action Center to easily send an email or print a template letter asking for their support. By simply by entering in your contact information including your home address, it will pre-populate the message to your individual legislator(s). Click HERE to go to http://www.congressweb.com/micnp.

Please try it – once you fill out your own contact information, it will ask if you want to “Tell A Friend” and by entering in additional email addresses, your friends and colleagues can take action as well! With this new system, we have the ability to change messaging, target the audience (Michigan House, Senate, etc.) and we can also track outreach by showing the number of contacts made to each legislator, and when.

Thank you,
Olivia V. McLaughlin
Executive Director
Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners
www.micnp.org
586-491-5096 cell
734.432.9881 office
734.432.9884 fax

About MI-CNS

The Michigan Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (MI-CNS) was founded in June 2009, becoming an officially recognized affiliate of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) in September 2009.

MI-CNS is an active member of the Coalition of Michigan Organizations of Nursing (COMON).

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