Posted almost 2 years ago in ANA-Michigan Updates


We are so excited to share this promising news with you! On Thursday, December 10, the enhanced nursing licensure compact legislation, (eNLC) HB 4042, was narrowly passed by the Senate 21-17. As you know, ANA-Michigan has aggressively pushed this critical bill for more than two years and this is a “win” for us today! We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to our members for your continued support, advocacy and action. However, our work is not yet done. We must push forward together and ensure Governor Whitmer understands the value and necessity of this bill. 

The final step in getting HB 4042 passed is getting Governor Whitmer to sign it. The Governor hasn’t been a supporter of this legislation, and before she has a chance to veto it; we want to educate her. Hence, she signs the compact into law, and Michigan joins the 34 other states that have this legislation. Please take the time to help her understand how vital HB 4042 is to nurses and that it is in the best interest of all to ensure that patients in our state have adequate, competent, and qualified registered nurses to care for them in this time of need.

We still have work to do, and we call upon you once again for action. Governor Whitmer needs to hear from YOU and we need all ANA-Michigan members to submit a letter of support encouraging the Governor to sign HB4042! As the most trusted and ethical profession for more than a decade, what you say as a nurse has significant meaning and weight. We ask you to ACT NOW and email Governor Whitmer to request that she sign HB 4042.


To submit a letter of support now to Governor Whitmer, please click here

What is the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact?

"The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) increases access to care, protects patient safety and reduces costs while supporting state-of-the-art health care delivery - for today and in the future. The NLC allows for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/VNs) to have one multistate license, with the privilege to practice in their home state and other NLC states without obtaining additional licenses." After you contact your Senator, please email Executive Director, Tobi Lyon with the Senator’s response.