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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…

Our Voice: Nurse staffing is about emergency response

COVID-19 has unveiled something nurses have known for a long time….for the best possible health outcomes, we need hospital environments that support nurses. Empowering nurses to guide staffing decisions may, even in the midst of a crisis, make this terrifying experience better and safer.  We have heard about the critical issue of PPE shortages. I…

Tell Us Your COVID-19 Story

NURSES!  Please Tell Us Your COVID 19 Story Your nursing experiences with the COVID 19 pandemic demonstrate the nursing profession at its best. Your stories are of great interest to fellow nurses, as well as to the general public. Are you working with COVID 19 patients on an acute inpatient unit? What has the experience…

Our Voice: Illinoisans are being inconvenienced, not oppressed

The World Health Organization (WHO) extends COVID-19 pandemic as the effects of this virus still warrants a public health emergency of international concern.  This is our reality and the American Nurses Association – Illinois wants everyone to be as safe as possible. The safety and well-being of our children, families, and communities is paramount. Furthermore,…