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About the Illinois Center for Nursing


The Illinois Center for Nursing (ICN) was established in 2006 as part of an overall strategy to produce more highly-skilled nursing professionals to meet the health care needs in Illinois. The ICN is located within the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

The ICN will work with industry professionals and educational institutions to ensure that Illinois has the nursing workforce necessary to meet the demands of a growing and aging population. The ICN will carefully examine the current demand for nurses, the number of nurses our educational system is producing, the rate of nurses retiring, and the needs of the overall nursing workforce to better understand the state of the nursing shortage in Illinois. The ICN will also develop strategic initiatives to recruit new nurses, offer ongoing training to practicing nurses to ensure constant skill development, retain nursing professionals currently practicing, and promote excellence in nursing education.

The mission of the Illinois Center for Nursing is to advocate and ensure for the appropriate nursing resources necessary to meet the healthcare needs of the citizens of Illinois.

The Illinois Center for Nursing will be a state of the art workforce center that will provide necessary and informative resources, long range planning and policy development, excellence in nursing service and education, and serve as a best practice model.

We would like to hear from you. If you have comments or suggestions for the ICN please contact us at:

Illinois Center for Nursing
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph Street
Suite 9 - 300
Chicago , Illinois 60601
888-NURSE07 [888-687-7307]