Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM CDT
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Hilton Lisle/Naperville
3003 Corporate W Dr.
Lisle, IL 60532

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Patricia Janca
779-529-2012 x501 

ANA-Illinois Educational Partners:


ANA-Illinois 2nd Annual 
Professional Issues Conference

ANA-Illinois knows that keeping up with the issues and an ever changing healthcare environment can be a challenge. The 2018 ANA- Illinois Professional Issues Conference is a one of a kind event that brings the membership together with the association leadership to discuss issues of importance to the profession. This is a unique opportunity to meet with the strategic leadership of the organization as well as the nurses from various settings (clinical practice, education, research, public health, and administration) from all over the state of Illinois.

Knowledge of the issues occurring in the nursing profession is just the start of finding a solution. Together we can continue to create the change to improve the quality of health care for all.

6.5 CE awarded with attendance.

Keynote Session: 
Inside the Crystal Ball – Anticipated State Legislative Trends Impacting Nursing

Janet Haebler, MSN, RN, Senior Associate Director, State Government Affairs, American Nurses Association 

Ms. Haebler will review and lead a discussion on legislative trends impactingthe profession at the state and federal level and what drives the agenda and how to be an effective advocate.

Janet Haebler, MSN, RN is committed to policy and government affairs for nurses and healthcare for more than a decade which included lobbying for 5 years at the state level.

She created and leads the ANA Advocacy Institute a year-long mentored program designed to grow nurses into grass-tops /political leaders.

Ms. Haebler has 20 years in staff development in acute andlong term care settings and nursing education, as faculty and director forschools of nursing. She is an excellent speaker and expert on a wide array of advocacy issues specific to nursing. She routinely does presentations at the local, regional and national levels.


This year's program builds on ANA's theme - Year of Advocacy. Sessions include political advocacy at a state level as well as advocacy for the nurse professional and for patients/ public.

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  -    Attendee Registration & Coffee

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  -    Welcome Address & Keynote Session -- Advocacy for the Profession

                                          Inside the Crystal Ball – Anticipated State Legislative Trends                                                        Impacting Nursing Professionals
                                          Janet Haebler, MSN, RN, Senior Associate Director, State                                                             Government Affairs, American Nurses Association

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. -   Self AdvocacyStrategies for Nursing Professionals to Advocate on                                              Their Own Behalf  to Protect and Defend Their Nursing License
                                          Susan Wagener, JD, RN   

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - ANA-Illinois Membership Assembly
                                         Report from the President/Treasurer
                                         Workplace Safety Report from ANA-Illinois Expert Panel

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. -   Lunch / Exhibitor Hall 
                                          Dessert Reception Sponsored by Illinois Nurses Foundation 

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. -   Poster Presentations                              

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. -     Advocacy for the Patient/Public: The Food Surplus Project; Lifeline                                              for a Food Insecure Population
                                         Jennifer Grenier, DNP, RN-BC

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. -     Advocacy for the Resident: Building a Case for Nurse Advocacy                                                  in Long Term Care Setting
                                         Mary Foote, RN, MSN, CWCN, AP, CNS, ED.Dc 

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. -     Break

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. -     Advocacy for the Nurse / Patient: Correctional Healthcare Nursing
                                          Deborah Ash, RN, MSN, MBA, Legal Nurse Consultant

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. -     Advocacy for the Public: Human Trafficking--Compassion as                                                        Caring  Through Assessment            
                                         Pam DiVito-Thomas, Ph.D, RN, CNE

5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. -     Close of Conference

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A small block of rooms has been reserved for the Professional Issues Conference- Room Rate is 109.00

Reserve by calling 630-505-0900 --reference the booking code: CANN

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To assist RNs in the pursuit of a wide range of nursing degrees, ANA-Illinois is seeking to form educational partnerships with university partners that are offering exclusive discounts on nursing degree programs to ANA-Illinois members.

Each educational partner offers nursing programs that are accredited by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. ANA-Illinois will add more educational partners over time. The goal is to increase the number and diversity of partners to provide more choices to nurses.

Click Here to Learn More About Becoming an Educational Partner