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Our Voice: Nurse staffing is about emergency response

COVID-19 has unveiled something nurses have known for a long time….for the best possible health outcomes, we need hospital environments that support nurses. Empowering nurses to guide staffing decisions may, even in the midst of a crisis, make this terrifying experience better and safer.  We have heard about the critical issue of PPE shortages. I…

Tell Us Your COVID-19 Story

NURSES!  Please Tell Us Your COVID 19 Story Your nursing experiences with the COVID 19 pandemic demonstrate the nursing profession at its best. Your stories are of great interest to fellow nurses, as well as to the general public. Are you working with COVID 19 patients on an acute inpatient unit? What has the experience…

Our Voice: Illinoisans are being inconvenienced, not oppressed

The World Health Organization (WHO) extends COVID-19 pandemic as the effects of this virus still warrants a public health emergency of international concern.  This is our reality and the American Nurses Association – Illinois wants everyone to be as safe as possible. The safety and well-being of our children, families, and communities is paramount. Furthermore,…

ANA-Illinois Launches Awards Program

ANA-Illinois Launches Awards Program Clinical Practice Award will recognize an exemplary nurse who provides evidence of a high level of skill in patient care through improving clinical practice and patient-centered outcomes. Nominee Eligibility: A registered nurse licensed in the state of Illinois Is currently providing patient care in any specialty Have at least five years…

ANA-Illinois Call for Consents – 2020 Election

On behalf of the ANA-Illinois Nominating Committee and Board of Directors, the Nominating Committee invites you to participate in the 2020 ANA-Illinois Board of Directors Call for Nominations. In the coming months, the Nominations Committee will seek your help in identifying and encouraging strong and emerging leaders to seek board service and to serve on…

Our voice: Amanda Buechel talks about empowering nurses in staffing decisions

Do you know who first pushed for hand washing to prevent infection? Florence Nightingale, one of the most important nursing pioneers. Outspoken and forward thinking, she changed the face of nursing by teaching that hand washing prevents infection. Her knowledge and attitude created a cascading effect, empowering nurses to advocate for more sanitary conditions. As…