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2020 ANA-Illinois Candidates Announced

The election for the ANA-Illinois Officers and Directors will be held online September 17 thru October 2. The election will be conducted electronically. Watch your email and this website www.ana-illinois.org  for additional details. All terms are for two years. 2020 ANA-Illinois slate of candidates in alphabetical order by position. VICE PRESIDENT         …

Proposed Bylaws Amendments – 2020

Bylaws Amendments ANA-Illinois held to Bylaws Forums (June 2nd and June 4th) designed to give the members input on proposals. Feedback received from the Forums was then incorporated into the proposals to be disseminated to the members for a vote. Reminder – Voting for the ratification of the Bylaws Amendments will occur via electronic/online voting.…

Our Voice: Molly Moran on the value of health and personal wellness among nurses

Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation of Illinois (HNHN-IL) state lead, Molly Moran, MSN, RN, CCRN, has been passionate about healthy and holistic living for the better part of ten years. But major life changes, professional and personal, have often required she adapt her approach. She finds, “Like everybody else, it has been a journey. And that…

ANA-Illinois Announces Expert Panel on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

ANA-Illinois is pleased to announce the selections for the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Expert Panel. The ANA-Illinois Board of Directors has chosen the following people to serve as the steering committee. Carol Alexander DNP, APRN, ACNS/NP-BC – CAAN Academy of Nursing Gloria Barrera MSN, RN, PEL-CSN – District 99 Tamera Bland EdD, MSN, RN – Dominican University Simendea…

Our Voice: Tamara Bland talks about diversity in nursing education and practice

“You will never make it through this program.” Tamara Bland, RN, MSN, Ed.D. is a Southside Chicago girl and proud of it. Her passion for diversity started as a student while attending Concordia University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. One of four students of color in her cohort, Bland expressly remembers walking into…

Why be an American Nurses Association — Illinois Member? 

What is the American Nurses Association?  There are a variety of professional organizations for both student and full-time nurses. So, what makes the American Nurses Association (ANA) different? The ANA is the only comprehensive professional organization that represents the interests of the nation’s 4 million registered nurses. According to the National Health Council, the American…

Our Voice: Atoya Troy Brewster, new BSN grad, on NCLEX

Why, amid a pandemic, do we not have new nurses hitting the floors and providing care? Testing, testing, testing. We have heard about the desperate need for COVID-19 testing. There is another type of testing that we also need to increase: Nurse licensure testing for new graduates to become registered nurses. Currently, many nurses cannot…

Enough is Enough. Take Action: Protect Black Lives

ANA President, Dr. Ernest Grant, shared a crucial community message. In Racism, Brutality, and Senseless Violence Against Black Communities, he stated, “I have a deeper moral vision for society, one in which we have a true awareness about the inequities in our country which remain the most important moral challenge of the 21st century.” To…