Mary C. Turner, RN, was elected Minnesota Nurses Association President in 2015.
Turner is an ICU nurse at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. She previously worked at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis for 10 years.
She has served in a variety of leadership roles at MNA, starting as a steward and serving on North Memorial’s contract bargaining team.
She has also served on MNA’s Board of Directors and as chairperson of MNA’s Governmental Affairs Commission.
Turner has been on National Nurses United’s Joint Nursing Commission since 2011.
She serves on the boards of the Minnesota Women’s Consortium and Isuroon, which provides empowerment, culturally sensitive health education, and advocacy for Somali women.
She has received two of MNA’s highest awards: the President’s Award and the Political Activist Award.
She lives in Plymouth and has four grown children.