Registered Nurses Association in Michigan

The Registered Nurses Association in Michigan (RN-AIM) is a relatively new state nursing association and welcomes all Registered Nurses as full voting members. Even full-time nursing students enrolled in a basic RN program such as an ADN or BSN program are eligible to join allowing them a voice in the organization but not a vote.

RN-AIM was not established until 2005. In 2011 they became a constituent member of the American Nurses Association (ANA). The organization works to promote excellence in health care and nursing practice across Michigan.

They state as their mission:

“RN-AIM is the organization for all professional nurses and nursing students that creates a community of excellence through networking and collaboration.”

It should be noted that unlike many state nursing associations, RN-AIM is not a union and does not offer collective bargaining services to its members. Instead, the organization supports and educates RNs in all settings and diverse areas of practice.

RN-AIM is made up of a group of geographical regions as well as a cyber region. The regions are as follows:

  • Detroit/Ann Arbor
  • Grand Rapids/Muskegon
  • Kalamazoo
  • Lansing
  • Northern
  • Saginaw
  • Upper Peninsula

Regions in turn sponsor local districts. These districts provide members with networking opportunities through local meetings. Currently only a few districts have been established. However, you can contact the Regional Liaison for any region if you would like to start or join a district. District meetings are also open to non-members.

RN-AIM Memberships

There are many benefits of joining RN-AIM and ANA. Aside from the vast opportunities to network with, learn from, and share experiences with other nurses from across Michigan, members can gain leadership skills by holding elected offices or by volunteering for various committees.

Some other benefits include:

  • Mentoring programs for students, new graduates, and working RNs
  • Advocacy by the organization on legislation and health care policy on behalf of the nursing profession and nurses at the state and national levels
  • Discounted continuing education offerings
  • Access to free publications and bulletin
  • Discounts on products and services from various merchants

The complete list is of benefits is too long to include here.

Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about the organization or becoming a member, contact them using the information below:

Registered Nurses Association in Michigan
PO Box 11180
Lansing, MI 48901

Phone: (517) 455-7471