Tell Us Your COVID-19 Story

NURSES!  Please Tell Us Your COVID 19 Story Your nursing experiences with the COVID 19 pandemic demonstrate the nursing profession at its best. Your stories are of great interest to fellow nurses, as well as to the general public. Are you working with COVID 19 patients on an acute inpatient unit? What has the experience…

Our Voice: Illinoisans are being inconvenienced, not oppressed

The World Health Organization (WHO) extends COVID-19 pandemic as the effects of this virus still warrants a public health emergency of international concern.  This is our reality and the American Nurses Association – Illinois wants everyone to be as safe as possible. The safety and well-being of our children, families, and communities is paramount. Furthermore,…

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…