Michigan Board of Nursing

The Michigan Board of Nursing was originally created with the enactment of the Nurse Practice Act, Public Act 319 of 1909, and authority was transferred to the Nursing Practice Act of 1967 by Public Act 149 of 1967. On September 30, 1978, authority was again transferred to the Public Health Code, Public Act 368 of 1978, as amended.
The Michigan Public Health Code defines the practice of nursing in Michigan and empowers the Board to establish qualifications for nurse licensure; to establish standards for education and approve nurse education programs; develop and implement criteria for assurance of continued competency; and take disciplinary action against licensees when the health, safety, and welfare of the public has been adversely affected.
 
The Public Health Code establishes the Board of Nursing to consist of 23 members: 9 registered nurses (RNs), 1 nurse midwife, 1 nurse anesthetist, 1 nurse practitioner, 3 licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and 8 public members. Each board member serves 4 year terms.
The enactment of the Public Health Code permitted LPN board members to act upon all matters except those that relate to standards for the education and training of RNs. Decisions on such matters are concurred in solely by a majority of the RN and public board members.
Statute
Contact Information

LARA – Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone:  (517) 373-8068
FAX:  (517) 241-2389
Web:  www.michigan.gov/bpl
Email:  BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov
Members
Jackeline Iseler, Grand Rapids
Term Expires: 6-30-18
Clinical Nurse Specialist

Lars Egede-Nissen, Okemos
Term Expires: 6-30-2018
Public Member

Reginald Armstrong
Term Expires: 6-30-2018
Public Member

Kristoffer Tobbe, Brighton
Term Expires: 6-30-2018
Public Member

Tori Sachs, Okemos
Term expires: 6-30-18
Public Member

Karl Olson, East Lansing
Term expires: 6-30-18
Public Member
 
Cynthia Fenske, Ann Arbor
Term Expires: 06-30-19
Registered professional nurses with a master's degree engaged in nursing education in a baccalaureate or higher program
 
Elizabeth Horton, Fenton
Term Expires: 06-30-19
Registered professional nurses without a baccalaureate engaged in professional nursing practice or nursing administration
 
Kathy Bouchard-Wyant, RN, East Lansing
Term Expires: 06-30-19
Professional registered nurses without a baccalaureate degree engaged in nursing practice or nursing administration
 
Deborah Vendittelli, Novi
Term Expires: 06-30-19
Registered professional nurses with a master's degree from an accredited college with a major in nursing engaged in nursing education in less than a baccalaureate program
 
Patricia Harney, Grand Haven
Term Expires: 06-30-19
Public Member
 
Ron Basso, Iron River
Term Expires: 06-30-19
Public Member
 
Paula Hopper, Concord
Term Expires: 06-30-19
Professional registered nurses without a baccalaureate degree engaged in nursing practice or nursing administration
 
Alana Thomas, Lansing
Term Expires: 06-30-19
Licensed practical nurses

Jill DeVries, LPN, Zeeland
Term Expires: 06-30-20
Licensed practical nurses
 
Mary Vander Kolk, RN, Traverse City
Term Expires: 06-30-20
Registered professional nurses with a baccalaureate degree engaged in nursing education in a licensed practical nurse program
 
Joshua Meringa, RN, Grandville
Term Expires: 06-30-20
Professional registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree engaged in nursing practice or nursing administration
 
Kristin Ahrens, Wixom
Term Expires: 06-30-21
Nurse practitioners
 
Tatyana Chatman, Hudsonville
Term Expires: 06-30-21
Licensed practical nurses
 
Glenn O'Connor, Grosse Ponte Woods
Term Expires: 06-30-21
Nurse anesthetics
 
Lori Glenn, White Lake
Term Expires: 06-30-21
Nurse midwives
 
Vacant
Term Expires: 06-30-21
Professional registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree engaged in nursing practice or nursing administration 
 
Tiffany McDonald, Flint
Term Expires: 06-30-21
Professional registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree engaged in nursing practice or nursing administration