Nurses Day at the Capitol – 2024

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
112 N. 6th Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701


9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This event is hosted by the Illinois Nurses Grassroots Coalition, founded in 2015 by ANA-Illinois and the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nurses.

Nurse Day at the Capitol is an opportunity for nurses of all backgrounds to gather together to advocate for policy that betters the nursing profession. This annual event allows nurses to hear more about nursing issues and identify opportunities to influence healthcare policy.

The event will begin at 9:30 am and wrap up at 12:30 pm.  The event will give nurses from all corners of the state an opportunity to learn about the 2024 Legislative Priorities identified by the ANA-Illinois and ISAPN Boards of Directors. Every participant will be prepared to meet with their legislators, whether in Springfield or in their districts, to discuss these issues. Lunch is included, and then we will visit the Capitol to meet with individual legislators.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: LPNs, RNs (in clinical practice, academia, and administration), APRNs.  Pre-licensure students are encouraged to participate in the Student Nurses Political Action Day (SNPAD) held on April 16, 2024, in Springfield. 

The 2024 Nurses Day at the Capitol will inform participants of the state health policy issues that impact nursing practice, education, and health care delivery.

The need for nurses to advocate for Illinoisans and themselves has never been greater. Join us at the capitol and make yourself heard!

3.0 contact hours will be awarded to those participants who meet the successful completion requirements.


9:00 am – Registration Opens
9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Advocacy/Grassroots Update
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:30 pm – Leave for Capitol visits

LOCATION – Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

PARKING – The Museum Garage is located at the corner of Madison and Sixth Streets which is one block north of the Library and diagonally across the street from the north side of the Museum. It is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. Parking rate per car: $5/car for 0 to 4 hours; $10/car for 4 to 12 hours; over 12 hours is $15/car

The Library is 0.6 miles from the Capitol. The Library is directly across the street from the Museum. It is a 15 minute walk. If the weather is not conducive to walking we are exploring a shuttle to the Capitol. Getting back to the parking garage will be the responsibility of the participant.


Illinois Nurses Foundation is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.