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CE REQUIREMENTS FOR ILLINOIS LICENSED NURSES LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES (225 ILCS 65/55-35) (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028) Sec. 55-35.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…

Candidates Forum – August 29, 2019

Candidates Forum: The Candidates Forums will be held on August 27th and August 29th from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Each forum will begin with presentations by candidates for the Nominations, Director-at-Large, Secretary & President. All presentations will be conducted in alphabetical order by last name. Each candidate will present for 3 to 5 minutes…

Candidates Forum – August 27, 2019

Candidates’ Forum: The Candidates’ Forums will be held on August 27th and August 29th from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Each forum will begin with presentations by candidates for the Nominations, Director-at-Large, Secretary & President. All presentations will be conducted in alphabetical order by last name. Each candidate will present for 3 to 5 minutes…

Free Webinar CE: Successful Academic-Practice Partnerships in Illinois Communities

See how Illinois public health and community health nurse experts collaborate with academic nursing faculty to advance the profession of nursing to help our nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and well-being of Illinois communities. Nurse experts will share the successes and lessons learned through academic-practice collaboration in…

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…

Nominations are Open

On behalf of the ANA-Illinois Nominating Committee and Board of Directors, the Nominating Committee invites you to participate in the 2019 ANA-Illinois Board of Directors Call for Nominations. In the coming months, the Nominations Committee will seek your help in identifying and encouraging strong and emerging leaders to seek board service and to serve on…

New Regulation for Illinois Prescribers with Controlled Substance License

All Prescribers with an Illinois Controlled Substance License Must Enroll in the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Beginning January 1, 2018, Public Act 100-0564 requires all prescribers with an Illinois controlled substance license to enroll in the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) https://www.ilpmp.org/ through the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). Prescribers are additionally required to attempt…

Governor Rauner Signs HB 313 – Nurse Practice Act Sunset Bill

On September 20, 2017, Governor Rauner signed HB 313 – PA 100-0513 The signing of this bill completes a process that started back in April 2015 when the Illinois Coalition of Nursing Organizations met to work on revisions of the Nurse Practice Act. We should be proud of the work we accomplished.  Let us remember…