The American Nursing Association of Illinois is an organization that advocates for all of nursing and works to provide a voice for all nurses across all specialties and practice settings. While being a member of ANA-Illinois can be beneficial in many ways, one aspect of membership that is often overlooked is the ways in which it can advance your career. Read on for all of the ways that membership with ANA-Illinois can help with career advancement! 

Nursing Continuing Education & CEUs

ANA-Illinois is dedicated to providing the opportunity to experience educational events for all of our members. Whether it be in person or online, ANA-Illinois always has a number of upcoming events focused on relevant topics. For example, later this month, we will be hosting a remote nursing hot topic titled “Dreams, Sweet Life. Is Sleep the Key to a Better Life?” The event will be led by Lupe Hernandez and will occur over Zoom. Our events page can be found here

Beyond events, ANA-Illinois also offers recorded webinars for continuing education credit. Each webinar is approved for 1.0 hr of professional development. Recent webinar topics have included “Workplace Harassment: Your Rights and Responsibilities,” “Marijuana and Your Patients,” and “Nurse Staffing Improvement Act of 2020 — What You Need to Know.”

While it is not always intuitive, improving oneself through education can be a major factor in advancing your career. And using these tools, ANA-Illinois wants to help you do it! 

Making Connections Across Health Care Through ANA-Illinois

ANA-Illinois can also help nurses to advance their careers by making connections with important professionals and other organizations. In addition to connecting with professionals through events like those mentioned above, we also offer ample opportunities to collaborate with other state nursing organizations and associations. You can find a complete list of our affiliate organizations here

Nursing Jobs Search

The last way that ANA-Illinois can assist you with advancing your career is through the job search process. It is no secret that one of the fastest ways for one to advance in their career is through exploration of new job opportunities. And there are also a number of benefits to switching jobs beyond the inherent ones of moving upward, according to the job site Monster. If you feel that changing jobs will help you advance your career, ANA-Illinois has just the tool! Our job board allows you to search by both state and sector to help you find the job that is right for you. 

Advancing Your Career with ANA-Illinois

ANA-Illinois is dedicated to helping all of our members improve, including through career advancement. If you have any questions about membership or how our organization can help you, don’t hesitate to reach out! Our contact information can be found here