IDFPR, Nurses Associations Convene Historic Meeting
Nurses Associations in attendance included:
CHICAGO — Last week, the Illinois Center for Nursing convened a meeting of Illinois nurses associations to provide an opportunity to introduce Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) Secretary Bryan Schneider and Professional Regulation Director Jay Stewart to the strength and diversity of Illinois’ nursing professionals. Approximately 20 nurses associations were in attendance at the James R. Thompson Center for the first-ever assembly to give a brief overview of their association, providing insights into practice regulation and department priorities.
“The services provided by our nursing community are critical to the well being of Illinois’ citizens,” said Bryan Schneider, IDFPR Secretary. “Gathering our nursing stakeholders like this is a great way to learn more about the issues impacting nursing so that, as regulators, we foster their ability to practice.”
Secretary Schneider noted that in efforts to provide a more efficient and responsive regulatory experience, IDFPR is implementing a new electronic license renewal notification process. According to Schneider, the move away from the paper-based license renewal notification will save valuable state resources, while providing better service to our licensed professionals.
In an effort to make this transition as smooth as possible, IDFPR is updating its website to collect email addresses and phone numbers of licensees. This information will be used to send Department notifications in the future. In the meantime, the Department is working to enhance its licensee database by collecting email addresses and phone numbers for licensees that have not submitted this information in the past.
A special thanks to the Illinois Nurses Foundation for graciously providing snacks.
|American Assoc Men in Nursing, Great Lakes Chapter|
|Chicago Bilingual Nurses Consortium|
|Chicago Chapter National Black Nurses Association|
|Development Disabilities Nurses Association of IL|
|Emergency Nurses Association-Illinois Council|
|Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing|
|Illinois Association of Nurse Anesthetists|
|Illinois Association of School Nurses|
|Illinois Board of Nursing|
|Illinois Community College Deans & Directors|
|Illinois Hispanic Nurses Association|
|Illinois League for Nursing|
|Illinois Nurses Foundation|
|Illinois Organization for Associate Degree Nursing|
|Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders|
|Illinois Public Health Nurse Administrators|
|Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing|
|International Polish Nurses Association|
|National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities|
|Philippine Nurses Association of Illinois|
Other Groups in attendance:
Leading Age Illinois
Illinois Homecare and Hospice Council