As the recognized leader and advocate for the professional nurse in Montana, Montana Nurses Association works to provide a voice for nurses at local, state, and national levels. We advocate inside and outside of legislative chambers to ensure the Montana nurse can practice to the full extent of their licensure, advocate for their patients, and trust that their own rights are protected.

Introducing the MNA’s New Biweekly Blog!

April 1, 2024

Introducing the MNA’s New Biweekly Blog! Dear Nurses, Healthcare Professionals, and Supporters, We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Montana Nurses Association’s newest endeavor: our biweekly blog! As an organization dedicated to supporting and empowering nurses across the great state of Montana, we understand the importance of providing… Read more

Safe Staffing and Workplace Safety for RNs in Montana

November 16, 2023

In 2023, your Montana Nurses Association passed legislation to report workplace violence. MNA also introduced legislation to establish safe staffing standards in healthcare. Learn about what you can do to help make it safer for nurses to provide high quality patient care in Montana! You are invited to join MNA… Read more

Board of Nursing proposes repeal of Continuing Education requirements

October 18, 2023

Stay up-to-date with the conversations surrounding the Montana Board of Nursing’s proposed repeal of ALL continuing education requirements for RNs and APRNs. Listen to the full MT Board of Nursing meeting; includes the final vote that officially repealed CE requirements for RNs and APRNs in Montana, over 100 public comments… Read more

Watchdog Alleges Pattern of Labor Law Violations by St. Peter’s Union-Busting Consultant

September 27, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2023 Contact: Bob Funk | 406-461-6787 Watchdog Alleges Pattern of Labor Law Violations by St. Peter’s Union-Busting Consultant (Helena, MT) —This week, St. Peter’s Health hired an anti-union “persuader” consultant, Niles Commer, to directly engage with nurses who are actively seeking to form a union.… Read more

RNs at St. Peters file for NLRB election

September 27, 2023

Support these nurses by signing their petition!  For Immediate Release: Media Advisory Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Contact:  Robin Haux, MNA Labor Program Director ( / 406-431-5934)                       Thai Nguyen, MNA Labor Organizer ( / 406-465-4249) Word count: 615   Registered… Read more

Barrett Hospital & HealthCare and MNA Local #16 settle first collective bargaining agreement

September 1, 2023

Montana Nurses Association (MNA) is pleased to announce that the first collective bargaining contract, between Barrett Hospital & HealthCare (BHH) in Dillon and MNA Local 16, a union of professional nurses, has been settled and ratified!  The nurses won their union election on April 15, 2022 and began contract negotiations… Read more

2023 Legislative Session

February 16, 2024

Learn more about MNA’s advocacy during the 2023 legislative session! 2023 Legislative Updates (Copy) Read more

HB590 signed into law

May 25, 2023

HB590 signed into law MNA has continued to address the rise in violence in the healthcare setting through legislation, education, and culture change. Keep in mind that a Montana police dog, while on duty, is afforded legislative protection against assault in the workplace; nurses and healthcare employees are not. This… Read more