Governor Granholm Appoints Four to Michigan Board of Nursing

Contact: Heidi Hansen 517-335-6397

September 15, 2004

LANSING – Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced the following appointments to the Michigan Board of Nursing:

Raquel L. Banks, R.N., B.S.N., C.F.S.P. of Westland, registered nurse for the Detroit Medical Center Harper Hospital.  Ms. Banks is appointed to represent registered professional nurses with a baccalaureate degree engaged in nursing practice or nursing administration for a term expiring June 30, 2008.  She succeeds Susan Wambach, R.N. whose term has expired.

Michelle M. Johnson, R.N., M.S.N. of Marquette, assistant professor for the practical nursing program at Northern Michigan University.  Ms. Johnson is appointed to represent registered professional nurses with a master’s degree engaged in nursing education in a licensed practical nurse program for a term expiring June 30, 2008.  She succeeds Edith Miller, R.N., M.S.N. whose term has expired. 

Amy M. Perry, R.N., M.S.N. of Ann Arbor, director of nursing information systems at the University of Michigan Medical Center.  Ms. Perry is appointed to represent registered professional nurses with a baccalaureate degree engaged in nursing practice or nursing administration for a term expiring June 30, 2005.  She succeeds Ethel Baldwin, R.N. who has resigned.

Suha A. Kridli, R.N., PhD of Bloomfield Hills, assistant professor for nursing education at Oakland University.  Ms. Kridli is appointed to represent registered professional nurses with a master’s degree engaged in nursing education in a baccalaureate or higher program for a term expiring June 30, 2007.  She succeeds Amy Perry, who will now represent registered professional nurses with a baccalaureate degree engaged in nursing practice or nursing administration.

The board is responsible for the interpretation of licensure and examination of registered professional nurses, licensed practical nurses, and for the certification of nursing specialists.  The board shall set minimum standards of practice and assess penalties for when those standards are not met and recommend licensure to schools that provide nursing programs. 

These appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.