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2021 Legislative Summary Report

ANA-Illinois is proud of the work we do in Springfield. In 2015, we collaborated with the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing to form the Illinois Nurses Grassroots Coalition. We are proud of this collaboration and believe it makes us stronger as a profession and as an association. It takes a village, as they say,…

How ANA-Illinois Can Help Advance Your Career

The American Nursing Association of Illinois is an organization that advocates for all of nursing and works to provide a voice for all nurses across all specialties and practice settings. While being a member of ANA-Illinois can be beneficial in many ways, one aspect of membership that is often overlooked is the ways in which…

ANA Responds to New CDC Mask Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

The American Nurses Association (ANA) recognizes that nurses are still on the frontlines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and it will take all of us to continue to implement public health mitigation strategies to control the spread and the devastating impact of this virus. With only 43.9% of eligible individuals ages 12 and older currently being…

Our Voice: Jeannine Haberman on seizing all opportunities

Jeannine Haberman, DNP, MBA, MSN, RN, CNE, has been a nurse for over 35 years.  Haberman’s career started from humble beginnings, graduating from a small liberal college in central Illinois before beginning work in a small community hospital. She quickly transformed from a fresh grad to an ICU charge nurse, ED manager of a Chicago…

Call for Abstracts – 2021 Professional Issues Conference

ANA-Illinois Virtual Professional Issues Conference November 6, 2021 Theme & Outcomes ANA-Illinois will offer an opportunity to expand the work of the Expert Panel on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the 2021 Professional Issues Conference in an effort to improve understanding and garner academic insight by showcasing the scholarly work of Illinois nurses. The ANA–Illinois…

Nurse Staffing: How COVID-19 Highlighted an Issue that Always Existed

Hospitals often face nurse staffing shortages. According to this piece by our parent organization, these shortages are a result of, among other things, “cost-cutting decisions, an aging population, increased patient complexity and need, and an aging workforce.” While all of these contributing factors are relevant, the COVID-19 epidemic has only exacerbated them and the nursing…

American Nursing Association: Illinois Discusses Implicit Bias in Nursing 

According to the Perception Institute, implicit bias is a term used to “describe when we have attitudes towards people or associate stereotypes with them without our conscious knowledge. A fairly commonplace example of this is seen in studies that show that white people will frequently associate criminality with black people without even realizing they’re doing…