Legislative and Policy Update Training
February 21, 2018
1847 Freedom Dr.
Speaker: Debbie Bandy, CPA Director of Health Policy and Advocacy for Janssen in Illinois
Join the APNA Illinois Chapter for a dinner program and training hosted by Debbie Bandy, Healthcare Policy Director for Johnson & Johnson. This non-branded hour-long program looks at how to advocate for your patients with insurers, with professional organizations and with policymakers. No products are mentioned and there are no sales reps present. Dinner and program are free. Please RSVP here.
17th Annual APNA Illinois Chapter Conference
Whole Health Begins with Mental Health
Friday, April 27, 2018
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Feinberg Conference Center
251 E. Huron, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Chapter Conference Calls
2nd Tuesday of Every Month
5:00pm - 7:00pm CST
These calls will utilize Zoom. For information about accessing the call, click here.
In conjunction with Ambria College of Nursing, the APNA Illinois Chapter hosted a conference entitled “Empower. Energize. Inspire: A Conference for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Educators” on Friday, November 3, 2017. Nurse educators from around the state enjoyed dynamic speakers who shared their teaching expertise. Dean Georgine Berent hosted the day and nursing student volunteers made sure the attendees were well cared for. Topics included factors leading to outstanding teaching, establishing a therapeutic alliance with patients who have schizophrenia, preparing a therapeutic teaching toolkit, reducing stigma by inspiring empathy, self-care for the nurse educator, team based learning an innovative teaching strategy, and the male perspective in nursing education. Northern Illinois University and Johnson & Johnson sponsored the conference and attendees enjoyed a catered breakfast, lunch and 5.75 continuing education contact hours. View photos from the seminar here. A future conference focusing on nursing education will be planned for Fall 2018, so stay tuned!