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.
Nurses Associations in attendance included:
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