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.…

Board of Directors issues call for consents for appointed positions

The ANA-Illinois Board of Directors announces a second Call for Consents for appointed positions. The board wishes to announce we still have several opening and would request that 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 recruiting…

2020 Inaugural ANA-Illinois Awards

The board of directors wanted to make 2020 the year of the Nurse special so set their sites on an award program for the association.  The board wishes to thank the awards development committee for their work on establishing our awards program. Dr. Alma J. Labunski Renee Maeweather-Reed Dr. Sarah Silvest-Guerrero Dr. Martha Bergren Dewey…

5200 Nurses to the Polls

Dear ANA-Illinois Members, We are less than days away from the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. Voting is a non-negotiable function of our Democracy. The COVID-19 pandemic has and will continue to disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous, and Latinx communities who have been affected by the health and economic crisis. As a nursing community, we have an…

ANA-Illinois Announces Expert Panel on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

ANA-Illinois is pleased to announce the selections for the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Expert Panel. The ANA-Illinois Board of Directors has chosen the following people to serve as the steering committee. Carol Alexander DNP, APRN, ACNS/NP-BC – CAAN Academy of Nursing Gloria Barrera MSN, RN, PEL-CSN – District 99 Tamera Bland EdD, MSN, RN – Dominican University Simendea…

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…

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…

Nurse Staffing Improvement Act of 2020- SB3636

ANA Illinois

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…

Call for Abstracts – 2020 Professional Issues Conference

ANA-Illinois Professional Issues Conference Chicago Marriott – Oak Brook 1401 West, 22nd St, Oak Brook, IL 60523 November 7, 2020 Theme & Outcomes The World Health Assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization, declared 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, in honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.…

ANA-Illinois Elects Board Members

CONTACT: Susan Swart, 779-529-2012 syswart@ana-illinois.org Members of the ANA-Illinois elected Elizabeth Aquino PhD, RN as president of the professional association that represents the interests of Illinois’ 190,000+ registered nurses (RNs). The members also elected three other members to the nine-member board of directors – secretary, Colleen Morley, DNP, RN, CMCN, ACM-RN; directors at large, Nicole…