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April 20, 2017
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Ill. college finds partnerships address RN degree needs
Illinois state lawmakers are considering a bill to allow community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees to increase the number of registered nurses who have what has become the minimum standard for entry employment nationwide. However, Richland Community College does not see a need for adding a bachelor's degree program, citing its partnerships with area four-year schools that allow nursing graduates to attain the higher degree.
Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.) (4/16) 
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NP works to build connections with patients at city clinic
A medical clinic for city employees in Springfield, Ill., staffed by a nurse practitioner, medical assistant and registrar, has seen more than 250 patients since opening in March. NP Deborah Horton says she likes the setting, which gives her more time with patients so she can build connections and talk with them about other health concerns.
The State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.) (4/20) 
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Honor a nurse: Recognize the everyday heroes in health care
Honor a nurse: Recognize the everyday heroes in health care
In recognition of National Nurses Week, May 6-12

The Illinois Nurses Foundation is proud to kick off its "HONOR A NURSE" campaign. In the June issue of The Nursing Voice, the Illinois Nurses Foundation wishes to honor the everyday heroes of health care. Honor a nurse today.

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Nov. 4, 2017, Bloomington/Normal

ANA President Pam Cipriano and other speakers will be presenting at the ANA Membership Assembly. Five hours of CE will be provided. Watch for further announcements.

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