Notice of 2018 ANA-Illinois Bylaws Amendments

ANA-Illinois held to Bylaws Forums (July 18th and August 1st) designed to give the members input on proposals. Feedback received from the Forums 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…

Professional Issues Conference Call for Poster Presentations

The ANA-Illinois Program Committee is seeking the best session ideas that represent Nurse Advocacy for the 2018 Professional Issues Conference. Advocacy can be defined as using one’s position to support, protect, or speak out for the rights and interests of another. Nurses have long claimed patient advocacy as fundamental to their practice, however, advocacy beyond…

Update on Nurse Practice Act

We attended the Board of Nursing meeting last week and here is what we know thus far. The rules for the APRNs section are currently being developed by the staff at IDFPR.  The proposed rules are scheduled to be published for public comment sometime in February.  Sue Clark, Debbie Broadfield, and I have been working…

RN License Renewal Update

Renew Your Nursing License with Ease Online RN and APRN renewal to open mid-March The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is reminding licensed professionals that paperless licensing and renewals have been implemented for the 2018 Registered Nurse (RN) and Advance Practice Nurse (APRN) renewal period (mid-March through May 31, 2018). Submission of…

ANA-Illinois Launches Staffing Survey

ANA-Illinois Expert Panel on Workplace Safety has been hard at work defining how the association should address the most pressing issues facing nurses today. To understand the complexity and depth of those issues the panel developed a series of surveys. Part 5 looks at staffing issues facing the profession.  Please take a moment to complete…

ANA-Illinois welcomes WGU as newest educational partner

To assist RNs in the pursuit of a wide range of nursing degrees, ANA-Illinois has formed educational partnerships with university partners that are offering exclusive discounts on nursing degree programs to ANA-Illinois members. ANA-Illinois announces a new educational partnership with the Western Governors University. Each educational partner offers nursing programs that are accredited by either the…

2018 INF Scholarships now available

2018 Scholarship Applications …now being accepted online. SUBMISSION DEADLINE MARCH 15, 2018 One of the primary functions of the  Illinois Nurses Foundation is to provide scholarships to students that have decided to major in nursing or to nurses who are looking to continue their education (undergraduate and graduate scholarships available). We have modernized the application process.  All…

Nurse License Plate Update

The Secretary of States office has begun mailing details to those who RSVP’d. The announcement states that pre-orders will be accepted through the end of January. Plates should be disseminated by the end of March 2018. Watch for details regarding public availability.

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…