The ANA-Illinois Board of Directors announces that the annual Call for Consents for appointed positions is now open until 5:00 pm CT, Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

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

Nurses Political Action Committee Board of Trustees (eight open positions)
Responsibilities include bringing awareness to the state government processes and the education of nurses on important political issues. Encourage nurses to become active and effective participants in government affairs, assist nurses in organizaing for effective political action, and raise funds for and make contributions toward candidates for state public office who have demonstrated responsible awareness of nurses’ needs and the health needs of the people.

ANA-Illinois Co-Consultant to the Student Nurses Association of Illinois (SNAI)* (one open position)
The consultant serves several major purposes:

  • To assist elected officers to identify issues, problems, and alternatives as they carry out their legal, fiduciary, and organizational responsibilities;
  • To provide students in leadership positions with information about professional issues and positions taken by ANA-Illinois;
  • To strengthen organizational ties between SNAI and ANA-Illinois by serving as a liaison between the two associations;
  • TO provide continuity to SNAI where the student leadership is short-term, and changes compositions from year to year;
  • To act as a professional role model and mentor.

*For this position, the ANA-Illinois Board of Directors approves the appointment of the individual(s) whose names are then forwarded to the SNAI for consideration.

Legislative Committee (five open positions)
Responsiblities include keeping the membership apprised of current legislation concerning nurses and health care, review proposed legislation of concern to nurses and advise the ANA-Illinois lobbyists, and prepare a regular report for the ANA-Illinois newsletter.

Bylaws Committee (three open positions)
Responsibilities include the review and interpretation of ANA-Illinois bylaws. Recommend corrections or amendments and draft proposed text of all amendments.

Membership Committee (new committee, at least 5 open positions)
Responsibilities include recommending strategies to increase membership, member engagement and retention, welcome new members, recommend opportunities that meet the needs of existing members, recommend strategies to re-engage lapsed members, and monitor membership statistics and trends.

Program Committee (five open positions)
Responsibilities include assessing member educational needs, plan educational programs based on the needs assessment, and ANA-Illinois’ strategic plan, seek CE approval for all educational programs, create and submit a calendar and schedule of recommended educational programs at the March board meeting.