Student Nurses Day on the Hill 2024

The Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) invites you and your students to participate in MNA’s Student Nurses Day on the Hill on Thursday, April 11, 2024. We will explore how nurse advocacy must go beyond the bedside to the halls of power, where decisions about our profession and our patients are made.

The day will focus on briefing students about MNA legislative priorities and the importance of nurses taking leadership within their facilities and in the community. In 2024 we will continue to make improved staffing and working conditions in Minnesota hospitals, and retention and recruitment of nurses our top priorities at the Legislature and beyond. At Student Nurses Day on the Hill we aim to educate students about MNA and the political process, and ultimately how they can influence policies governing nursing issues.

Date:            Thursday, April 11, 2024
Location:    Intercontinental Saint Paul Riverfront, 11 E. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55101
Time:            9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

  • Legislative appointments should be scheduled after 12:30 p.m.
  • If you are assigning your students to meet with their legislators, we ask that students and educators should make their own appointments. The best way to do that is to call or email the legislator’s office directly.
  • Click here for more information on setting up appointments.

Registration

  • Pre‐registration is mandatory. Each student and faculty needs to register here
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact education@mnnurses.org 
  • Deadline for registration is March 28, 2024
  • There will be no day-of registration
  • This event is free

Email questions to education@mnnurses.org with the subject line “MNA Student Nurses Day on the Hill”

RESOURCES

What does it mean to join Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA)?

How to Set an Appointment with Your Legislator

How to Lobby Your Legislators

MNA 2023 Year in Review Video

MNA Legislative Priorities

Why We Left: Nursing Workforce Report

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