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Office of Nursing Programs

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“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi

The Office of Nursing Safety and Workforce Planning (ONP) of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) would like to acknowledge all Nurses within the state of Michigan wishing you all a Happy Nurses Month. There are countless ways to say how instrumental the nursing workforce is to the lives of Michiganders. Nurses are irreplaceable, unparalleled, exceptional! The ONP is committed to promoting safe patient care in all nursing practice environments, advancing the safe practice of the nursing profession, and assuring a continuous supply of high-quality direct care nurses, nurse faculty, and nursing education programs. Our recent efforts include addressing rising workplace violence rates, of which much go unreported. In ever changing and increasingly difficult times the nurse often finds themselves facing adversity. It is this office’s intent to not have these challenges be faced alone or to be left unaddressed by operating as an ally and change agent for the nurses of Michigan. This month and always nurses should be acknowledged for the selfless and incredible work they do in the service of others.

Below are several nurses month 2022 resources:

Nurses Month Promotions (

National Nurses Month 2022 Freebies and Discounts - AACN    

To see materials and information on ONP events, click the following links:

The Future of Nursing 2020-2030 | National Academies

Additional Resources

Message from the Office of Nursing Programs

Message from the director of the Office of Nursing Programs relating to current nursing information, programs and trends.

Health Care Quality & Safety

Information related to health care quality and safety for all health care professions


Information about current and historical nursing policy issues and efforts

Nursing Workforce

Nursing Workforce

Nursing Resources

Nursing practice, education, data and resources

ONP Reports

ONP Reports

Virtual Nursing Resources

Virtual Nursing Clinical Education Resources