“Student Nurse Political Action Day registration opening is exciting! I’m looking forward to meeting and connecting with nursing students like myself from across the state. This is an important day for Illinois student nurses, and I encourage them to make an effort to attend. I’m most excited for the march to the capitol building where I will get the chance to be arm and arm with my fellow nursing students! “

– Sarah Quick President, Student Nurses Association of Illinois

Are you a nursing student looking for an opportunity to participate in nursing policy? Or maybe you’re interested in finding networking connections! No matter what you are looking for as a student nurse, joining ANA-Illinois for Student Nurse Political Action Day (SNPAD) will foster educational discussions, nursing connections, learning experiences, and more.


Mark Your Calendars!

Registration is open! The 26th Annual SNPAD Event will be held on April 16, 2024, at the BOS Center in Springfield, Illinois, from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. 

Loyola University Medical Center is excited to provide students with Stop the Bleed! This seminar will have three class times: 8:15 am, 8:45 am, and 9:15 am. 


Special Events

Student nurses will be able to listen to Keynote Speaker Marcus D. Henderson, MSN, RN, and participate in hands-on skills training! 

Hear from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing PhD Candidate Marcus D. Henderson, MSN, RN. For nursing students interested in leadership, Mr. Henderson holds leadership positions at the local, state, and national levels of nursing! He previously served on the American Nurses Association Board of Directors and currently works as the National Chairman of the HOSA-Future Health Professionals. To learn more about Marcus D. Henderson, click this link.

“Loyola University Medical Center is so excited to partner with our Springfield trauma centers to provide Stop the Bleed to the nursing students at Student Nurse Political Action Day. This training is a fast way to learn ways to stop life threatening bleeding. You never know when you’ll need to save a life and we want to empower you student nurses to continue learning beyond their classrooms just as they do when they attend Student Nurse Political Action Day.”

– Amanda Oliver BSN,RN,CCRN, CPST

Learn new skills at our Stop the Bleed event. Put on by the ​​Loyola University Medical Center, Stop the Bleed will teach you the three steps to successfully stop a bleeding injury and help prevent death. Go from bystander to responder with this skills lab! 


Join ANA-Illinois for Student Nurse Political Action Day

“What values are most important to you? What issues do you care most about, and why? You truly can change the world and nursing for the better when you act on what matters most to you. Your voice is important. Your voice is the difference! I’d like to encourage every nursing school in Illinois to join us at SNPAD 2024!”

– ANA-Illinois President Zeh Wellington, DNP, RN, NE-BC

Interested in joining us for SNPAD? Follow this link to learn more about the event, and sign up!