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. On April 9, 2017, the Public Health Code was amended by Public Act 499 of 2017, to add a clinical nurse specialist to the Board.
 
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, 1 clinical nurse specialist, 3 licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and 7 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
Alana Thomas, Lansing
Licensed practical nurses
Term expires 6/30/19

Jill DeVries, LPN, Zeeland
Licensed practical nurses
Term expires 6/30/20
 
Mary Vander Kolk, RN, Traverse City
Registered professional nurses with a baccalaureate degree engaged in nursing education in a licensed practical nurse program
Term expires 6/30/20
 
Joshua Meringa, RN, Grandville
Professional registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree engaged in nursing practice or nursing administration
Term expires 6/30/20
 
Kristin Ahrens, Wixom
Nurse practitioners
Term expires 6/30/21
 
Tatyana Chatman, Hudsonville
Licensed practical nurses
Term expires 6/30/21
 
Glenn O'Connor, Grosse Ponte Woods
Nurse anesthetics
Term expires 6/30/21
 
Lori Glenn, White Lake
Nurse midwives
Term expires 6/30/21
 
Sarah Coker, Clare
Professional registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree engaged in nursing practice or nursing administration 
Term expires 6/30/21
 
Tiffany McDonald, Flint
Term Expires: 06-30-21
Professional registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree engaged in nursing practice or nursing administration
Term expires 6/30/21
 
Jackeline Iseler, Grand Rapids

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Term Expires 6/30/22

Jason Puscas, Detroit

The general public

Term Expires: 6/30/22

Cerise Tounsel, West Bloomfield
The general public 

Term Expires 6/30/22

Bo Garcia, Okemos
Term Expires: 6-30-22
Public Member

Tori Sachs, Okemos
Term expires: 6-30-22
Public Member

Maureen Saxton, DeWitt
Term expires: 6-30-22
Public Member
 
Dr. Donna Carnahan, Canton
Registered professional nurses with a master's degree engaged in nursing education in a baccalaureate or higher program
Term Expires 6/30/23
 
Elizabeth Horton, Fenton
Registered professional nurses without a baccalaureate engaged in professional nursing practice or nursing administration
Term expires 6/30/23
 
Omar Saleh, Clinton Township
Professional registered nurses without a baccalaureate degree engaged in nursing practice or nursing administration
Term expires 6/30/23
 
Deborah Vendittelli, Novi
Term Expires: 06-30-23
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
Term expires 6/30/23
 
Dr. Nora Maloy, Ann Arbor
The general public
Term expires 6/30/23
 
Debbie Edokpolo, Lansing
The general public 
Term expires 6/30/23
 
Jessica Lannon, Haslett
Professional registered nurses without a baccalaureate degree engaged in nursing practice or nursing administration
Term expires 6/30/23