Legislative and Policy Update Training
February 21, 2018
Naperville, IL

1847 Freedom Dr.
Naperville, IL
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.


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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

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View photos from the 2017 conference.


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.

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2017 Nurse Educators Seminar Recap

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!

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