Erik Harris, who is director of governmental affairs with the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA), will present "How to Be a Politically Active Nurse" on Monday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Hope College in the Maas Center conference room.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Harris will discuss how nurses can help advance their profession and increase its visibility by actively participating in legislation that concerns nursing.

The address is sponsored by the Hope Student Nurses Association (HSNA). All current registered nurses who attend the entire presentation will receive 1 CE credit.

Harris recently served as director, managed care and insurance - policy and health delivery division of the Michigan Hospital Association in Lansing. He is also an adjunct faculty member with the Siena Heights University and Northern Michigan University, teaching several aspects of health care administration.

He has a master's in health administration from Cornell University's Sloan Program in Health Services Administration. His baccalaureate degree is from the University at Albany, SUNY, in New York.

The Maas Center is located on Columbia Avenue at 12th Street.