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Appointment made to Board of Nursing

Friday, November 30, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Elaine Leigh, of Grand Haven, to the Michigan Board of Nursing.  

Housed within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the 23-member board establishes qualifications for nurse licensure, approves standards for nurse education programs and takes disciplinary action against licensees when the health, safety and welfare of the public have been adversely affected.


"Elaine is a great choice for this post," said Snyder. "I am confident she will effectively assist the board in overseeing the practice of Michigan's registered and practical nurses and nurse specialists."


Leigh is a nurse practitioner in the Hepatitis C treatment clinic at Mercy Health Partners and in Spectrum Health Medical Group's gastroenterology department. She is also a clinical instructor at Grand Valley State University's Kirkhof College of Nursing. Previously, Leigh served as a hospital clinical supervisor, staff nurse and endoscopy team leader at Mercy General Health Partners. She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from Ferris State University, a master's degree in nursing and a medical degree in nursing practice, both from Grand Valley State University. Leigh will represent professional registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree engaged in nursing practice or nursing administration. She fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Amy Perry.


Leigh will serve the remainder of a four-year term that expires June 30, 2013, and her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.