Student Nurse Political Action Day

Bank of Springfield Center
1, Convention Center Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62701


8:00 am - 2:30 pm


ANA-Illinois is proud to host our 24th Annual event in Springfield.

Our 2022 event will:

  • feature an exceptional keynote speaker who will inspire and provide concrete lessons on how to weave inclusive thinking into one’s daily life—to be announced in February!
  • spark discussion, encourage learning, and foster connection.
  • deliver relevant and timely content for the current state of nursing in Illinois.
  • energize and fuel the growth of future nurse leaders

Keynote: Finding Balance in Chaotic Times

Feyifunmi ‘Feyi’ Sangoleye PhD, RN

The demands of school, work, and life have become layered with the chaos of a global pandemic. We are juggling the same balls but now they are blazing hot with no signs of relief. Society still expects nurturers, caretakers, and nurses to smile while trying to keep our hero capes flowing. While we are trying hard to remember why we took on this responsibility. How do we maintain our sanity in the midst of the chaos? How do we care for ourselves while caring for others?

Cost, and Who Can Attend?

The event fee is $25 to attend and open to student nurses of all ages.

Full agenda available on registration site. 


Individual Registration
Individuals seeking to participate and register on their own, not with a school or group, may register online.

Group Registration
Schools/Colleges of Nursing wishing to register as a group should use the form below.  The form must be completed and sent to Jessica Mahnke by March 15th at 5p. An invoice will be generated and sent to the college of nursing if paying by credit card.  If paying by check the payment must be received in the office prior to the event.

Don’t forget about our poster contest! Theme: Self-Care as an ethical obligation for nurses. – MORE DETAILS

Continuing Education Credit

2.5 hrs of nursing continuing education contact hours will be co-provided by ANA-Illinois and the Illinois Nurses Foundation to attendees who attend the entire session and complete the evaluation. 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).

Interested in being a Sponsor?

Encourage LEARNING, & Foster CONNECTION. Slots are limited and are filling fast! Contact Jessica Mahnke at


Event Safety Protocol

ANA-Illinois will be adhering to the CDC’s recommendations and local mandates at the time of the event. As the situation evolves, so will our approach to keeping you safe. At this time, COVID-19 vaccination OR a 72-hour negative COVID-19 test will be required to attend the event. Masks are required for all attendees during the event unless eating or drinking. We will be promoting social distancing during the program, encouraging everyone to complete a wellness self-monitoring before the event, and asking participants not to attend if they are feeling ill.