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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…

Bylaws Forum Announced – September 10, 2019

Since March of 2017, ANA-Illinois has been involved in a membership pilot with ANA. The Value Pricing Pilot was adopted as a permanent membership option at the June 21-22, 2019 ANA Membership Assembly.  ANA-Illinois will be working towards amending our bylaws to accommodate this new option.  As a first step, ANA-Illinois has developed a Dues…

2019 ANA-Illinois Candidates Announced

2019 ANA-ILLINOIS CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED   The election for the ANA-Illinois Officers and Directors will be held online September 16th thru October 1st. 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. 2019 ANA-Illinois slate of candidates in alphabetical order by position. PRESIDENT …

CE Requirements for Illinois Licensed Nurses

CE REQUIREMENTS FOR ILLINOIS LICENSED NURSES LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES (225 ILCS 65/55-35) (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028) Sec. 55-35. Continuing education for LPN licensees. The Department may adopt rules of continuing education for licensed practical nurses that require 20 hours of continuing education per 2-year license renewal cycle. The rules shall address variances…

Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation Call to Action

Join ANA-Illinois on Saturday, August 10th for the Stan’s Donuts 5k as part of the Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation campaign! All participants will receive a shirt, medal and of course FREE DONUTS! Please contact dfraczkowski@yahoo.com for any questions. Register for 5k here Learn more about Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation here

Call for Poster Presenters

Call for Posters The Program Committee would like to invite nursing students and nurses to participate in a poster presentation session to be held during the ANA-Illinois Professional Issues Conference, November 2nd in Springfield. We are particularly interested in posters that address the following areas: Nurse Advancement Nurse manager’s leadership and support Healthy workplace Strategies…

APRN Rules – 2nd Posting

We are almost there. Per the Flynn Report – the APRN Rules were moved to Second Notice this week, commencing the JCAR review period. These rulemakings will be considered at the May 14, 2019 JCAR meeting. ANA-Illinois & ISAPN received a copy of the proposed changes to the first posting rules. After careful review by…

New Regulation for Illinois Prescribers with Controlled Substance License

All Prescribers with an Illinois Controlled Substance License Must Enroll in the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Beginning January 1, 2018, Public Act 100-0564 requires all prescribers with an Illinois controlled substance license to enroll in the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) https://www.ilpmp.org/ through the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). Prescribers are additionally required to attempt…

Governor Rauner Signs HB 313 – Nurse Practice Act Sunset Bill

On September 20, 2017, Governor Rauner signed HB 313 – PA 100-0513 The signing of this bill completes a process that started back in April 2015 when the Illinois Coalition of Nursing Organizations met to work on revisions of the Nurse Practice Act. We should be proud of the work we accomplished.  Let us remember…