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 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.
 
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 a 4-year term and appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. 
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
Kristin Ahrens, Wixom
Representing nurse practitioners
Term expires 6/30/21
 
Tatyana Chatman, Hudsonville
Representing licensed practical nurses
Term expires 6/30/21
 
Glenn O'Connor, Grosse Pointe Woods
Representing nurse anesthetics
Term expires 6/30/21
 
Lori Glenn, White Lake
Representing nurse midwives
Term expires 6/30/21
 
Sarah Coker, Clare
Representing registered professional nurses with a baccalaureate degree engaged in nursing practice or nursing administration 
Term expires 6/30/21
 
Tiffany McDonald, Flint
Representing registered professional nurses with a baccalaureate degree engaged in nursing practice or nursing administration
Term expires 6/30/21
 
Jackeline Iseler, Grand Rapids
Representing clinical nurse specialists
Term Expires 6/30/22

Jason Puscas, Detroit
Representing the general public
Term Expires: 6/30/22

Cerise Tounsel, West Bloomfield
Representing the general public 
Term Expires 6/30/22

Bo Garcia, Okemos
Representing the general public
Term Expires 6/30/22

Tori Sachs, Okemos
Representing the general public
Term expires 6/30/22
 
Maureen Saxton, DeWitt
Representing the general public
Term expires 6/30/22
 
Donna Carnahan, DNAP, Canton
Representing
registered professional nurses with a master's degree from an accredited college and engaged in nursing education in a baccalaureate or higher program
Term Expires 6/30/23
 
Elizabeth Horton, Fenton
Representing registered professional nurses without a baccalaureate engaged in professional nursing practice or nursing administration
Term expires 6/30/23
 
Omar Saleh, Clinton Township
Representing
registered professional nurses without a baccalaureate engaged in professional nursing practice or nursing administration
Term expires 6/30/23
 
Deborah Vendittelli, Novi
Representing
registered professional nurse members with a master's degree from an accredited college and engaged in nursing education in less than a baccalaureate program
Term expires 6/30/23
 
Nora Maloy, DrPH, Ann Arbor
Representing the general public
Term expires 6/30/23
 
Debbie Edokpolo, Lansing
Representing the general public 
Term expires 6/30/23
 
Jessica Lannon, Haslett
Representing 
registered professional nurses without a baccalaureate engaged in professional nursing practice or nursing administration
Term expires 6/30/23
 
LeQuay Brown, Southfield
Representing licensed practical nurses
Term expires 6/30/23
 
Julie Reddinger, Iron Mountain
Representing licensed practical nurses
Term expires 6/30/24
 
Kimberly Lindquist, Ph.D., Monroe
Representing registered professional nurses with a master's degree who are engaged in nursing education in a licensed practical nurse program
Term expires 6/30/24
 
Lori Poloni-Long, Beluah
Representing registered professional nurses with a baccalaureate degree who are engaged in nursing practice or nursing administration
Term expires 6/30/24