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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…

On-Demand Continuing Education Now Available

Looking to continue your education? ANA-Illinois is pleased to offer recorded webinars for continuing education credit. Each webinar is approved for 1.0 hr of professional development. To access the webinars, you will need to register. You will then be emailed a link to the recording. After viewing the webinar, you will need to complete an…

Coronavirus Update (COVID-19): What You Need to Know

Health officials around the country are continuing to monitor and respond to the ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Cases have been identified globally, including within the United States. Coronaviruses are not a new family of viruses and are common in different species of animals. In humans, there are multiple strains that can cause mild…

ANA-Illinois Cancels Advocacy Events for 2020

ANA-Illinois has been carefully watching the daily/hourly COVID-19 updates from the CDC, Gov. Pritzker’s Office, and other agencies, particularly as it pertains to large gatherings and events in the state. Student Nurse Political Action Day (SNPAD) brings in 1200+ students from across the state of Illinois, and we were planning on 200+ nurses for Nurse…

Nurse Staffing Improvement Act of 2020- SB3636

ANA Illinois

ANA-Illinois and Illinois Health and Hospital Association agree on a legislative proposal to improve patient safety through partnership February 20, 2020 (MANTENO, ILLINOIS)—The American Nurses Association of Illinois (ANA-Illinois) and the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) have introduced a legislative proposal that gives nurses a voice in determining appropriate staffing levels at hospitals, based…

Call for Abstracts – 2020 Professional Issues Conference

ANA-Illinois Professional Issues Conference Chicago Marriott – Oak Brook 1401 West, 22nd St, Oak Brook, IL 60523 November 7, 2020 Theme & Outcomes The World Health Assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization, declared 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, in honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.…

INF Accepting 2020 Scholarship Applications

Each year, the Illinois Nurses Foundation awards scholarships to qualified registered nurses and students. The Foundation has been able to support hundreds of nurses over the years thanks to the hard work and generous donations of nurses and nursing organizations in Illinois. Scholarship Process All applications and supporting material must be submitted online. Please be…

ANA-Illinois Call for Consents

Are you interested in becoming more involved with ANA-Illinois in 2020? Consider joining a committee and you will gain valued volunteer experience, help guide the work of the association and build lasting relationships with fellow nurses from around the state. Deadline for submission is Friday, December 6th. CONSENT TO SERVE HERE

ANA-Illinois Elects Board Members

CONTACT: Susan Swart, 779-529-2012 syswart@ana-illinois.org Members of the ANA-Illinois elected Elizabeth Aquino PhD, RN as president of the professional association that represents the interests of Illinois’ 190,000+ registered nurses (RNs). The members also elected three other members to the nine-member board of directors – secretary, Colleen Morley, DNP, RN, CMCN, ACM-RN; directors at large, Nicole…