INA is excited to announce our 2018 political endorsements. View the full list here and don't forget early voting for the November 6th General Election is currently underway.
We Won!!! Howard Brown Health just voluntarily recognized the #HBHNursesUnion joining with the Illinois Nurses Association! Read the statement from the nurses here.
The INA would like to thank the following companies and organizations for their sponsorship of the 2018 Membership Assembly.
Join us for Union Day at the Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels game at Guaranteed Rate Field. Limited seating is available. Purchase your tickets today!
INA Membership Assembly is the annual conference for the Illinois Nurses Association. The Membership Assembly provides an update on the organization's activities via INA Leadership and provides members the chance to have input on future directions, information on how to get involved and networking opportunities. Voting for the Bylaw Changes will take place during this meeting. Continuing Education Course Offered: "Connect with Care - Nurses & Social Media" (2-3 hours of CE)
INA members, staff, and supporters with HB 4100 sponsor Stephanie Kifowit.
Violence is, unfortunately, something we have to deal with all too frequently today. From school shootings to work place violence, we are becoming a more violent society and nurses absorb a good portion of that violence, either directly in the work place or through treating patients who are victims of violence. To help support you, we've got a nice mix of articles for this month--from addressing mass tragedies like school shootings to advice from the Joint Commission.
The Illinois Nurses Association calls for ratification of the federal Equal Rights Amendment and urges state legislators to promptly vote for SJRCA4. Illinois must join the 36 other states that have ratified the ERA to become part of the U.S. Constitution.
The INA worked with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's School of Labor and Employment Relations to study the rates of workplace violence nurses experience in the Illinois healthcare field.
When a nurse was horrifically held hostage and raped at Denlor, INA and other nursing organizations worked with Representative Stephanie Kifowit to create legislation to prevent violence against nurses and other healthcare workers.
The Illinois Nurses Association (INA) have been unwavering in their support of the 2010 law and its provisions to expand access to health care. “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers a major step forward in reforming a health care system that costs twice as much and delivers less than the health care systems of other industrialized nations. Americans have been flooded with misinformation about the ACA. I hope that this series will educate the public on the many benefits of the Affordable Care Act."