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State Seal IDFPR Board of Nursing Annual Survey Report (2011-2015)
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State Seal LPN Workforce Survey Conducted with On-line License Renewal
State Seal ICN elects new Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson
State Seal RNs we need your help – please complete the voluntary survey after completing RN license renewal
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APNs please complete the voluntary survey after completing APN license renewal – first time ICN is collecting data with license renewal

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Application to classify a limited number of records as confidential is now available

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Where can I go for Online Nursing Education in Illinois?

State Seal 03/16/2016 IDFPR, RN and APN New Paperless Relicensure Process and Printing of License FAQ sheet
State Seal 10/20/2015 IDFPR, Nurses Association Convene Historic Meeting
State Seal 09/09/2015 FY15 Nurse Educator Fellows recognized by ICN and IBHE
State Seal 08/04/2015 Streamlined Nursing Licensure Verification for RNs and LPNs using Nursys
State Seal 07/10/2015 ICN Chair Shekleton presents RN Workforce Survey Report to the Board of Nursing
State Seal 06/30/2015 Let’s get ready for Illinois RN relicensure in 2016 – Q/A
State Seal 06/25/2015 Illinois Center for Nursing Initiatives
State Seal 06/24/2015 ICN Board Member Carmen Hovanec, MSN, RN presents Leadership Webinar - serving on a Hospital Board
State Seal 05/20/2015 IL Nursing Survey Reveals Approaching RN Shortage
State Seal 05/13/2015 Illinois Center for Nursing Information Brochure
State Seal 02/01/2015 Illinois Center for Nursing Collects Workforce Data
State Seal 01/30/2015 Illinois Center for Nursing Moves Forward

State Seal 09/29/2014 Illinois Center for Nursing Hosts Invitational Meeting for Healthcare Workforce Stakeholders
State Seal 08/27/2014 Bridging the Diversity Gap – Nurses Leading Change, Advancing Health
State Seal 06/30/2014 Illinois Center for Nursing Immersed in Strategic Planning
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06/05/2014 - 2014 Nurse Educator Fellowship Awards Ceremony

State Seal 05/31/2014 Illinois Center for Nursing Conducts Workforce Survey
State Seal 04/30/2014 Illinois Center for Nursing Works in Coalition to Provide Nurses the Resources to Support Affordable Care Act Enrollment by Illinois Residents

State Seal 09/12/2013 Illinois Center for Nursing Elects New Chairperson
State Seal 09/01/2013 Illinois Center for Nursing Supports  Skill Building Program for New Nursing Faculty
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06/06/2013 - Nurse Educator Fellowship Awards Ceremony

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06/27/2012 - Use of High-Fidelity Simulation in Nursing Education: Four States Studies

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06/07/2012 - Nurse Educator Fellowship Awards Ceremony

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05/21/2012 - IL Healthcare Action Coalition Status Update

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01/26/2012 - January 2012 ICN Nursing Initiatives – Update

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06/16/2011 - RWJF Senior Advisor meets with IL Healthcare Action Coalition

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06/02/2011 - Nurse Educator Fellowship Awards

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03/31/2011 IL Named Campaign for Action Regional Action Coalition to Help Ensure a Prepared and Effective Health Care Workforce

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03/01/2011 Nursing Initiatives - Status Update

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10/5/2010 ICN Testimony on Nursing Workforce Presented to the IL Health Reform Council

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09/08/2010 - ICN Nursing Initiatives Status Update

06/03/2010 - Nursing Faculty Receive Fellowship Awards.

04/08/2010 - ICN Nursing Initiatives Status Update

12/23/2009 - State Scholarship Program Eases Nursing Shortage and Expands Options for Health Care Professionals

07/31/2009 - ICN Nursing Initiatives - Status Update

07/27/2009 - Letter to IL Congressional Delegation in Support of Federal funding of nursing education

The link above is for a letter that was sent to the Illinois Congressional Delegation, all Representatives and both Senators, on Monday, May 11, 2009. The letter is in support of continued federal funding of nursing education programs. If you are interested in sending a letter to your congressman, you can use this link:

05/22/2009 - ICN Nursing Initiative Status Update
05/20/2009 - Nursing Faculty Receive Fellowship Awards
03/03/2009 - Illinois Addressed Nursing Education Capacity
. 04/20/2009 - The Economic Benefit of Addressing the Nursing Shortage
03/03/2009 - ICN Development History

. 08/04/2008 - Nursing Faculty Receive Fellowship Awards
06/26/2008 - Illinois to participate in national summit on nursing shortage
02/20/2008 - National League For Nursing Adds Enhancements to its Total Assessment Program (TAP) for NCLEX-RN® Success