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…

INF Accepting 2020 Scholarship Applications

Each year, the Illinois Nurses Foundation awards scholarships to qualified registered nurses and students. The Foundation has been able to support hundreds of nurses over the years thanks to the hard work and generous donations of nurses and nursing organizations in Illinois. Scholarship Process All applications and supporting material must be submitted online. Please be…

ANA-Illinois Call for Consents

Are you interested in becoming more involved with ANA-Illinois in 2020? Consider joining a committee and you will gain valued volunteer experience, help guide the work of the association and build lasting relationships with fellow nurses from around the state. Deadline for submission is Friday, December 6th. CONSENT TO SERVE HERE

Bylaws Forum Announced – September 10, 2019

Since March of 2017, ANA-Illinois has been involved in a membership pilot with ANA. The Value Pricing Pilot was adopted as a permanent membership option at the June 21-22, 2019 ANA Membership Assembly.  ANA-Illinois will be working towards amending our bylaws to accommodate this new option.  As a first step, ANA-Illinois has developed a Dues…

CE Requirements for Illinois Licensed Nurses

CE REQUIREMENTS FOR ILLINOIS LICENSED NURSES LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES (225 ILCS 65/55-35) (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028) Sec. 55-35. Continuing education for LPN licensees. The Department may adopt rules of continuing education for licensed practical nurses that require 20 hours of continuing education per 2-year license renewal cycle. The rules shall address variances…

Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation Call to Action

Join ANA-Illinois on Saturday, August 10th for the Stan’s Donuts 5k as part of the Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation campaign! All participants will receive a shirt, medal and of course FREE DONUTS! Please contact dfraczkowski@yahoo.com for any questions. Register for 5k here Learn more about Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation here

Call for Poster Presenters

Call for Posters The Program Committee would like to invite nursing students and nurses to participate in a poster presentation session to be held during the ANA-Illinois Professional Issues Conference, November 2nd in Springfield. We are particularly interested in posters that address the following areas: Nurse Advancement Nurse manager’s leadership and support Healthy workplace Strategies…