Sexual Harassment in the Workplace



12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

One only needs to watch the news or read a newspaper to know how prevalent sexual harassment is in the workplace. And this unfortunate societal issue carries into healthcare workplaces. In response to this current state of affairs, the Illinois State legislature passed a law in 2018 requiring all licensed professionals who are required to have continuing education to obtain 1 hour of continuing education on sexual harassment beginning January 2020 license renewal.

This program will include:

  • the definition of sexual harassment
  • your rights and responsibilities regarding sexual harassment
  • what to do if you are a victim of or witness to harassment of another

This event offers 1.0 continuing education credit.

The Illinois Nurse Foundation is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91).


Presented by Susan Y Swart EdD, MS, RN, CAE

Dr. Swart is a registered nurse and serves as the Executive Director of ANA-Illinois, Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing, and the Illinois Nurses Foundation. She also is the CEO/President of SYS Consulting Solutions, Inc.

Her expertise is in issues related to the scope of practice, ethics, nursing regulation, and public policy development as well as non-profit management. Since 2006, she has participated in the last two revisions of the Illinois Nurse Practice Act, assisted in the development of the staffing by acuity law and numerous other pieces of healthcare legislation.

Dr. Swart was recently re-elected as the Vice President of the American Nurses Association. Dr. Swart received a BSN from the University of St Francis, an MS in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program from the University of IL @ Chicago, and a doctorate from Olivet Nazarene University with an emphasis on ethical leadership.