Accepting Nominations for 2018 Annual Awards

Date Posted: 2018/02/21

The Awards and Nominations Committee is now accepting nominations for the Illinois ENA 2018 Annual Awards!

Illinois ENA Annual Awards serve to recognize individuals who exemplify exceptional professional practice, innovation, leadership and advocacy in the specialty of emergency nursing.

Specific awards differ in descriptions, requirements, and criteria. Thoroughly review the award information to ensure that the award suits the nominee:

  • Clinical Leadership Award
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Nursing Award
  • Merikay Joyce, RN, Meritorious Service Award
  • Nursing Education Award
  • Nursing Practice Award
  • President’s Award (nominated by the Illinois ENA President only)
  • Quality and Safety Award

Annual Awards are presented during the Welcome Party at the Illinois ENA Annual Spring Symposium, on Thursday, April 19 and during lunch at General Sessions on Friday, April 20. Nominations for the 2018 Annual Awards are due March 20, 2018!

For more information or to submit a nomination, visit Contact Awards and Nominations Committee Chair Christine Chaput at

2018 Call for Board of Directors Nominations

Date Posted: 2018/01/26

Call for Nominations for the 2018 Illinois State Council ENA Election Candidates

The Illinois State Council Emergency Nurses Association is seeking Board of Directors candidates who represent ENA’s mission to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice to serve as ENA state leaders. Nominations will be accepted beginning Monday, March 13 for the following elected positions:

Election Rules Policy

  • A paragraph outlining your interest in serving as an elected officer, including your current and past volunteer experiences with the Illinois State Council ENA
  • A professional biography, using the sample biography format
  • A high quality headshot photograph (.jpeg, .jpg, .png or .eps file ) suitable for printing, email and website use

Candidates are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of all of the content submitted (e.g., spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc.) and will be published as written.

2018 Illinois State Council ENA Election Timeline
January 26, 2018 Call for nominations opens
April 2, 2018 Call for nominations closes
April 18, 2018 Meet the candidates posted on website
April 19, 2018 Election voting opens, meet the candidates at Spring Symposium
June 1, 2018 Election voting closes
June 4, 2018 Election results announced
November 10, 2018 Board orientation for newly elected Board members
January 1, 2019 Newly elected Board members take office


To view the current Board of Directors, visit

Candidates’ biographies and photographs are due to Christine Chaput, Immediate Past President, via email at by Monday, April 2, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Opioid Conference

Date Posted: 2017/12/26

Opioid Stewardship and Managing the Opioid Crisis: A Health-Care Perspective

Join The Center for Compulsive Behavior and Addiction, the Chicago Department of Public Health, and Rush University Medical Center for a medical education conference to provide evidence-based approaches to managing opioids for pain and treating opioid use disorder.

Opioid Conference Brochure

$35 per person includes breakfast, lunch and continuing education credits (CME, CNE or CE)

Rush University Medical Center
Searle Conference Center
1725 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
9 AM – 4:30 PM

Please RSVP at Meeting details will be emailed to all registrants.

Member Spotlight- Vicky Keough

Date Posted: 2017/12/19

IL ENA Member Spotlight_Keough_Jan 2018

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