The ANA-Illinois Board of Directors announces that the annual Call for Consent for appointed positions is now open until 5:00 pm CT, Thursday, December 1, 2022.

As you consider volunteering your time and talent, please take a look at the committees with open seats below:

Awards Committee – one-year term

Responsibilities include recommending new awards; establishing criteria for the nomination and rubric for evaluation of nominees; Soliciting nominations and identifying potential awardees – Clinical Practice, Nurse Influencer, Student Nurse of the Year, D,E,I Leadership Scholarship.  Committee reviews & scores nominations and presents the winners to the Board of Directors by September 15th of each year

Legislative/PAC Committee  – two-year term

Responsibilities include keeping the membership apprised of current legislation concerning nurses and health care, reviewing proposed legislation of concern to nurses and advising the ANA-Illinois lobbyists, educating nurses and others on government processes, important political issues, and the records of office-holders and candidates; encouraging nurses to become active in government affairs and organize political action, raise funds for and make contributions towards candidates for state public office who have demonstrated responsible awareness of nurses’ needs and the health needs of people and prepare a regular report for the ANA-Illinois newsletter.

Bylaws Committee – two-year term

Responsibilities include the review and interpretation of the ANA-Illinois bylaws. Recommend corrections or amendments and draft proposed text of all amendments, and conducting a biennial review of ANA-Illinois policies, and recommend revisions, updates, or other relevant actions to the Board of Directors.

Membership Committee – two-year term

Responsibilities include recommending strategies to increase membership, member engagement, and retention, welcoming new members, recommending opportunities that meet the needs of existing members, recommending strategies to re-engage lapsed members, and monitoring membership statistics and trends.

Finance Committee – two-year term

Responsibilities include preparation of the annual budget, regular review of the budget, the recommendation for revisions, and advising the Board of Directors on the expenditure and investment of all funds of the association.

Program Committee – two-year term

Responsibilities include assessing member educational needs, planning educational programs based on the needs assessment, and ANA-Illinois’ strategic plan, seeking CE approval for all educational programs, create and submitting a calendar and schedule of recommended educational programs at the March board meeting.

NEW OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME ENGAGED

Become an Issue Advisor!

In an effort to advance policy initiatives, ANA-Illinois established expert panels to assist the board of directors in directing our policy work. As we continue to update our processes to improve our work, we are expanding the opportunity for members to be Issue Advisors and align your interests with the specific issues the association addresses not only through policy but also through resources, education, and information. We hope you will choose to begin or continue your involvement with our work and let us know what areas of nursing you are interested in by completing the online form.

You will be able to provide 3 nursing issues that you would like to be involved in. Issues can include but are not limited to, practice areas, disease management, social issues, public health, policy issues, etc.

SIGN UP TODAY!