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Snyder makes appointment to Board of Nursing

Monday, March 11, 2013

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Cynthia Fenske, of Ann Arbor, 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.


"Cynthia is a knowledgeable and dedicated nursing professional," said Snyder. "I appreciate her willingness to serve the people of Michigan in this role."  


Fenske is a lecturer for the University of Michigan's School of Nursing acute, critical and long-term care programs. She also serves as contingent staff in the employee education department at St. Joseph Mercy Health System, where she has worked for more than 30 years. Fenske holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from Valparaiso University in Indiana, a master's degree in medical/surgical nursing from the University of Michigan, and is pursuing a doctor of nursing practice degree from Oakland University. She will represent registered professional nurses with a master's degree engaged in nursing education in a baccalaureate or higher program, and fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Teresa Thompson.


Fenske will serve the remainder of a four-year term that expires June 30, 2015, and her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.