In the near future, a great way to support nursing will hit the streets — a new nurse license plate.
"Displaying these plates on your car is a great way to honor nursing, whether you are a nurse, know a nurse, like a nurse or just respect the profession," said Maureen Shekleton, PhD, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, president of the Illinois Nurses Foundation. "We still have work to do, designing and working through the process but we are so excited to have this opportunity for the nurses of Illinois to be recognized in this special way."
"Last year, thanks to grassroots nursing support, the Illinois Legislature passed SB 1383, which approved design of the plates and allocates $20.00 of the funds derived from the sale of the nurse license plates to the Illinois Nurses Foundation," Shekleton said. "The money will help the foundation do more things for Illinois nurses." Shekleton noted that the money INF receives from the license plate sales will go toward nursing scholarships, grants and for workforce planning and professional development.
The Secretary of State's office requires 1500 reserved, confirmed orders before beginning production of the new plates. Act now to reserve your plate by completing the reservation form and sending it with $20.00 to the address on the form provided below. The $20 will be applied to the cost of the plate when they become available.