Building communities of Catholic Nurses is especially helpful at the local level.  We are always seeking motivated nurses to help build relationships within their local diocese.  Look for your local council below.  If you don’t see one in your diocese, contact us today and get one started. We have a team to assist you!

Local and regional councils are affiliated with NACN-USA, yet are independent entities. Contact your local council below for more information about local meetings and events.


Alabama

Diocese of Birmingham
Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama Council of Catholic Nurses
Maria Steele, DNP, RN
Council Email

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

 

California

Archdiocese of San Francisco
San Francisco Council of Catholic Nurses Council
Mary Ann Haeuser, MSN, RN, FNP
Council Email

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

 

Illinois

Archdiocese of Chicago
Council of Catholic Nurses of the Archdiocese of Chicago
Sheila Coogan, MSN, RN
Council Facebook Group
Council Website
Council Email

Council of Catholic Nurses of Lake County, Illinois
Ginny DeReu, RN
Council Email

Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet
Council of Catholic Nurses of the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois
Barbara Massura, RN
Council Email
Council Website

 

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

 

Maryland

Archdiocese of Baltimore
Baltimore Council of the NACN-USA
Judie Boyle, MS, RN
Council Email

Massachusetts

Fall River Diocese
Local Council of Fall River
Betty Novacek, RN
Council Email

Michigan

Archdiocese of Detroit
Madonna University Council of Catholic/Christian Nurses
Council Email

Diocese of Lansing
Diocese of Lansing Council of Catholic Nurses
Cynthia DL Thelen, MSN, LNHA, BSN, RN
Council Email
Watch Cynthia’s Welcome Video

Diocese of Kalamazoo
C. Lee Pavlak, RN
Council Email

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

 

New Jersey

Diocese of Trenton
Diocese of Trenton Council of Catholic Nurses
Maria Arvonio, RN, BSN, MA
Patricia Sayers, RN, DNP
Council Email

New Mexico

 

New York

Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany
Albany Council of Catholic Nurses
Ribley-Borck, RN, President
Council Email

North Carolina

 

North Dakota

 

Ohio

Catholic Diocese of Youngstown
Diocese of Youngstown Council of Catholic Nurses
Carole DeWitt
Council Email

Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
Diocese of Cleveland Sodality of Catholic Nurses
Clarice DeJesus, BA, RN-BC
Council Email

Catholic Diocese of Columbus
Diocese of Columbus Council of Catholic Nurses
Teresa D. Sipos, MSEd, BSN, RN, LPC
2020 Columbus Monthly Meeting Flyer
Council Email

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

 

Tennessee

Catholic Diocese of Memphis
Mid-South Area Association of Catholic Nurses Council
Jennifer Hitt-Mayo, PhD, RN, CNE
2020 Spring Gathering Event Flyer
Council Email

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

 

Resources for Starting a Council:

His Holiness Pope Pius XI 1922-1939

 

1) Reasons to Start a Council
2) How to Start a Council
3a) Checklist to Start a NACN-USA Local Council
3b) Checklist for NACN-USA Local Council in Action
4) Pope Pius XI Call to Establish Catholic Nursing Organizations
5) NACN-USA Brochure
6) NACN-USA Flyer
7) Article by Brother Perkins – Explains the importance of developing moral communities of clinicians, p10-12.
8) Open Letter to Bishops & For Networking
9) Potential Member Letter
10) Sample Newsletter – Winter 2016
11) NACN Bylaws-Revised & Approved 2017
12) Sample Local Council Bylaws
13) Sample Local Council Bylaws-Simplified
14) Meet & Greet Presentation (Modify Locally)

 

CCNAC BOARD-Sitting - Sr. Mary Evelyn Giemza, CR Standing (L to R)- Carmen Hovanec, Sheila Coogan, Mary Anna Gercius, Donna Cornille, Peg Olson (Missing from photo are Marcia Stout & Maureen Hanlon) 60th Anniversary Celebration

CCNAC BOARD-Sitting – Sr. Mary Evelyn Giemza, CR Standing (L to R)- Carmen Hovanec, Sheila Coogan, Mary Anna Gercius, Donna Cornille, Peg Olson (Missing from photo are Marcia Stout and Maureen Hanlon) 60th Anniversary Celebration

For the last 4 years the Mid-South Area Association of Catholic Nurses (MSAACN) has collected money to support the St. Vincent DePaul Ministries. This year they collected $550. Shown here Jackie White (L) MSAACN President presenting $550 to Gloria Hyden (R), President of St. Vincent De Paul Memphis District.

For the last 4 years the Mid-South Area Association of Catholic Nurses (MSAACN) has collected money to support the St. Vincent DePaul Ministries. This year they collected $550. Shown here Jackie White (L) MSAACN President presenting $550 to Gloria Hyden (R), President of St. Vincent De Paul Memphis District.