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ANA-Illinois Launches Awards Program

ANA-Illinois Launches Awards Program Clinical Practice Award will recognize an exemplary nurse who provides evidence of a high level of skill in patient care through improving clinical practice and patient-centered outcomes. Nominee Eligibility: A registered nurse licensed in the state of Illinois Is currently providing patient care in any specialty Have at least five years…

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

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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…