The MNA is the power behind nurses’ clinical practice, providing nurses with multiple opportunities to continue their clinical education and career development, as well as providing opportunities to meet and work with other nurses in order to advance the profession and the quality of nursing practice.
The Division features an experienced staff of nurse educators, clinical specialists and researchers who work with the Congress on Nursing Practice, an elected body of frontline nurses, to monitor professional practice issues and trends impacting RNs at the bedside. The Congress works to promote safe standards of nursing practice, offers consultation on current individual practice problems, acts as an advocate in maintaining the scope and integrity of nursing practice, and offers leadership and information on current concerns, such as the prevention of medical errors.
Recognizing that continuing education is not just a privilege for nurses but a responsibility, MNA has made a commitment to encourage and facilitate life-long learning. MNA offers a variety of programs throughout New England that award continuing nursing education contact hours, including two full-day clinical conferences. All programs are free to MNA members. To accomodate nurses' busy schedules, the MNA offers free, cutting edge CE programming, while also providing customized CE programs for local bargaining units of the MNA union at or nearby nurses' place of work.
The MNA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commision on Accreditation.