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?

Dinner & Educational Event – October 27, 2015 – see the Upcoming Events for details!

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

State Legislation/Regulation – An Update from Our Colleagues


July 21, 2015

After the last substitute bill of SB 68 (HB 4207 was the House companion bill) was taken off the Senate voting agenda in late May, we have not heard of any further action scheduled for that legislative chamber.  However, the House Health Policy Committee has asked for input on language to possibly draft their own bill, so we are asking all MICNP members to connect with their respective State Representatives over the summer to help lay a positive foundation for advancing legislation through that chamber in the near future.

We encourage you and your colleagues to schedule a meeting in Lansing, your local district, or invite them to your workplace to see APRNs in action!  (click HERE to find your House legislator)  Please email MICNP Executive Director Olivia McLaughlin at olivia@micnp.org with any feedback you get from legislators or their staff.

We continue to support legislation that allows APRNs to practice to the fullest extent of their education, training and national certification in order to increase access to health care and reduce health care costs, and we look forward to working with legislators to accomplish this now or in the future.

MI-CNS is partnering with the APRN Coalition, continuing to work on the legislation. Please contact your state representative today and share why this legislation is needed in Michigan!

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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