The purpose of COMON is:
To provide for the exchange of appropriate information among those
interested in nursing.
To provide an organized collaborative voice for nursing on issues of common
concern or any issues which impact the practice of nursing.
To promote understanding, cooperation and communication among nursing organizations.
COMON has three types of membership:
Regular membership is open to all
nursing organizations. For those organizations that are not organized
at the state level, the chapters/subgroups of that organization within the
state would together constitute the nursing organization for purposes of
membership in COMON.
Provisional membership is open to newly
formed (less than 2 years) nursing organizations in the state of Michigan.
Associate membership is open to entities interested in nursing issues in the state of Michigan. Please contact COMON if you are interested in finding out more about being a member organization.
Comon Bylaws (PDF)
Principles of Collaboration for Advancing A Legislative Agenda for Nursing
- Coalition select(s) issue(s) through a process of consensus building. Possible issues are discussed which are issues all the coalition organizations can support and which meet the criteria established for issue selection.
- Coalition organizations work collaboratively using established criteria to advance the issue.
- Any organization with concerns about the direction an issue takes or strategy makes a commitment to bring that concern to the Coalition in a timely manner.
- In order for Nursing to move its Agenda, any member organization opposing an issue will not speak publicly against that issue once the provisions of the issue have been agreed upon and ratified by a majority of members of the Coalition.
- As issues are played out in the legislature, there will be issue-specific coalition task forces which will provide ongoing review of legislation.
Principles of Collaboration Adopted 4-4-90
2013-2014 Dues Form (PDF)
How to Become a Member of COMON
To apply for COMON membership, you must submit a letter of intent from the chief elected officer of your organization to the COMON Chair. Membership for prospective organizations will be ratified by a majority vote of existing member organizations at the next meeting.
Letters of intent can be sent to Linda Taft.
Click an organization below to see more information.