Maryland Nurses Association

The Maryland Nurses Association (MNA) is a professional association for all Registered Nurses in the state. It is also the State’s constituent member of the American Nurses Association (ANA).

The association was founded in 1903 as The Maryland State Association of Graduate Nurses. Its original mandate was to procure State registration, to elevate the standards of nursing practice, and to provide nurses in the state with an outlet to network with one another. Though the name of the organization was later changed, many of their original ideas and goals are still evident today.

The organization’s mission is stated as follows:

“The Maryland Nurses Association promotes excellence in the nursing profession with a culture of camaraderie, mentoring, diversity, and respect for colleagues. We provide programs and educational development for continued personal and career growth. As the voice for nursing in Maryland, we advocate for policy supporting the highest quality healthcare.”

The MNA divided the state into districts to provide the state’s nurses a means to participate and network at the local level. Those districts are as follows:

  • District 1: Garrett and Allegany counties
  • District 2: Baltimore City, Baltimore, Howard and Carroll counties
  • District 3: Anne Arundel county
  • District 4: Queen Anne’s, Kent, Caroline, Talbot, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worchester and Somerset counties
  • District 5: Montgomery and Prince George’s counties as well as the District of Columbia
  • District 7: Harford and Cecil counties
  • District 8: Washington and Frederick counties
  • District 9: Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s counties

MNA Benefits

Members have the choice of a full membership (i.e. joining both MNA and ANA) or a state-only membership. Full members get all benefits available to members of both associations. State-only members receive only MNA member benefits.

Joining MNA gives you representation at the state (and for full members, national) level regarding health care legislation. The organization offers continuing education opportunities as well as networking opportunities. There are many discounts on products and services available to you as a member.

Contact Information

If you would like to join the Maryland Nurses Association or request additional information from them, as a convenience to you we have included their contact information below:

Maryland Nurses Association
21 Governor’s Court, Suite 195
Baltimore, MD 21244

Phone: (410) 944-5800
FAX: (410) 944-5802
Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm