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2021 ANA-Illinois Candidates Announced

The election for the ANA-Illinois Officers and Directors will be held online from September 17 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. 2020 ANA-Illinois slate of candidates in alphabetical order by position. PRESIDENT         …

Proposed Bylaws Amendments – 2021

Bylaws Amendments ANA-Illinois held a Bylaws Forum on June 2nd to give the members input on the proposals. Feedback received from the Forum 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. Watch for…

Nominations for ANA-Illinois Recognition Awards Open

One of the greatest honors is to be recognized by peers and experts for the outstanding quality of work and contributions that are made. ANA-Illinois is providing opportunities for such recognition through our annual recognition awards. Nominations are open through August 31st.  Awards will be presented during the Virtual Professional Issues Conference on November 6th.…

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,…

Our Voice: Monique Reed on transforming nursing practice through community-based research

Monique Reed, PhD, MS, RN is the Assistant Dean and an Associate Professor at Rush University’s College of Nursing. In 2020, Reed was appointed the Vice President of the American Nurses Association (ANA)-Illinois. A PASSION FOR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS The foundation of Reed’s nursing career has been her commitment to serving historically marginalized communities. “I am…

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…

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…