The Code of Ethics for Nurses: An Everyday Guide for ANA-Illinois Members

  During a busy, demanding shift, the code of ethics may not be at the top of your mind. But that doesn’t mean it’s not underpinning every decision. A Vital Tool Revised by the ANA in 2015, The Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, or “The Code”, gives language to what caregiving with integrity…

2021 ANA-Illinois Elections & Bylaws Amendments

All members in good standing were sent an email on 9/17 at 9 am.  A reminder will be sent out to those who do not complete the ballot on 9/24. Your participation in the election is critical to our success as an organization. This year we will elect the following positions: PRESIDENT SECRETARY DIRECTOR (2…

Community Service Taskforce Appointed

ANA-Illinois appoints members to serve on a Community Service Taskforce ANA-Illinois has been approached by members seeking opportunities to volunteer, spend time together at a volunteer activity, or meet people via group volunteering. The Board of Directors recently appointed nurses from around the state to assist in developing such a program.  The task force’s charge…

Expert Panel on Nursing Education Appointed

ANA-Illinois is pleased to announce the selections for the Expert Panel on Nursing Education. 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 Julie Bowen MSN, RN, CPHQ – Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services Yolanda Coleman PhD,…

ANA-Illinois Adopts Formal Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Statement

On June 30, 2021, the Board of Directors for the American Nurses Association Illinois voted to adopt a formal Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Statement. The full statement can be found here. ANA-Illinois decided to adopt this statement for a number of reasons. Within the last 12 months, the United States has moved closer to a…

ANA-Illinois Signs on to Joint Statement in Support of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Workers in Health and Long-Term Care

ANA-Illinois supports the recommendation that all healthcare providers receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to not only protect themselves but the patients they serve.” Dr. Elizabeth Aquino, Ph.D., RN, ANA-Illinois President, said. “Nurses and all healthcare professionals who are vaccinated serve as role models and help to shorten the duration of the pandemic. We also want to stress…

2021 ANA-Illinois Candidates Announced

The election for the ANA-Illinois Officers and Directors will be held online from September 17 thru October 1st. The election will be conducted electronically. Watch your email and this website www.ana-illinois.org  for additional details. All terms are for two years. 2020 ANA-Illinois slate of candidates in alphabetical order by position. PRESIDENT         …

Proposed Bylaws Amendments – 2021

Bylaws Amendments ANA-Illinois held a Bylaws Forum on June 2nd to give the members input on the proposals. Feedback received from the Forum was then incorporated into the proposals to be disseminated to the members for a vote. Reminder – Voting for the ratification of the Bylaws Amendments will occur via electronic/online voting. Watch for…

ANA-Illinois Announces Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Leadership Award

ANA-Illinois commits to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion by ensuring all programs, policies, and procedures are made with a lens to advance those values within the association and there is diverse representation across the association.  With this commitment in mind, the ANA-Illinois Board of Directors in collaboration with the Expert Panel on Diversity,…

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.…