In ANA-Illinois, you’ll find a supportive, energizing community of nurses who care deeply about each other and the nursing profession. Protecting the practice of nursing by ensuring that nursing priorities are incorporated into legal and regulatory decisions is our number one priority. We understand what’s important – issues such as oversight of the scope of practice, appropriate use of unlicensed personnel, and the impact of managed care. By joining and getting active in ANA-Illinois, you are getting a nursing family that is prepared to promote you!

Understand the Benefits of ANA-Illinois Membership

Access to Continuing Education 

Healthcare technologies, research, and practices change every day. Policies are updated, and roles are expanded and focused. Staying on top of these changes and meeting your continuing education requirements for licensing can be challenging. ANA-Illinois membership grants access to a wide array of continuing education units (CEUs), a must have for maintaining licensure and enhancing professional knowledge. These educational resources are tailored to the diverse needs of nursing professionals, enabling you to stay competitive and competent in your field.

Networking Opportunities

One of the founding benefits of ANA-Illinois membership is the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals. We host conferences, workshops, and seminars, providing platforms for members to engage, share insights, and foster collaborations. This network of professionals can prove invaluable for career advancement, mentorship, and staying informed about industry trends.

Maximize your membership and career connections by attending as many of these conferences as you can! Get to know the people supporting you!

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Additional Member Benefits

Beyond education and networking, ANA-Illinois members enjoy many other additional benefits, including: 

  • access to cutting-edge research
  • Publications
  • Tools designed to support nursing practice
  • Discounts on certifications
  • Conferences
  • Professional development opportunities 

Learn more about membership benefits.

Individuals are not the only ones who can benefit from ANA-Illinois. Organizations can join and become affiliate organizations with benefits like: 

  • Discount prices for events
  • Advocacy
  • Networking
  • Access to experts and CE events/credits.


Understanding the Costs

Join ANA-Illinois for just $15 a month, or $174 a year! 

ANA-Illinois understands how important affordability is. When you join, you get discounted access to nursing events, a variety of insurance plans, and complete access to the ANA online CE library!

Joining ANA-Illinois is affordable and gives you access to more affordability for your career.


How to Maximize Your Membership

Getting Involved

Active participation is key to leveraging ANA-Illinois membership fully. Engaging in committees, attending events, and contributing to discussions can enhance professional visibility and open doors to new opportunities. We’re at the forefront of issues so we can help each other become better nurses and better advocates

Continuing Education Strategies

Taking advantage of the educational resources available through ANA-Illinois can significantly impact professional development. Members should strategically select CEUs that align with their career goals and areas of interest.

Networking and Building Professional Relationships

Building a robust professional network through ANA-Illinois can provide support, mentorship, and career opportunities. Actively connecting with peers and industry leaders can pave the way for collaborative projects and advancements in nursing practice.


Join Today to Enhance Your Nursing Career & Well-being

When you get involved in ANA-Illinois, you’ll find an essential professional support system and a renewed sense of belonging and connection among friends who truly understand the important work you do—and can offer a helping hand along the way.

You don’t want to spend another year without them.

“When you’re a part of ANA-Illinois, you are a part of something that’s so much bigger. You get all these educational opportunities, these networking opportunities. You meet wonderful, wonderful people. The work that ANA-Illinois is doing is just major. It’s important, and I’m happy to be a part of it.” – Ashley Whitlatch, DNP, MBA, APRN, FNP-C

Join us today!