Statement on Mercy Hospital Active Shooter Incident

Date Posted: 2018/11/20

Illinois ENA stands with the victims, their loved ones and colleagues as a result of the horrific and tragic active shooter incident that took place yesterday at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago.
Gun violence has no place in the emergency department, hospital, or healthcare environment.
We offer our most sincere heartfelt and deepest condolences to the Chicago Police Department and family of CPD PO Samuel Jiminez, to Mercy Hospital and the families of emergency physician Dr. Tamara O’Neal and pharmacy resident Dayna Less.
To the all those who responded or intervened to this senseless violence, your actions saved lives.
Mental health resources are available, including:
–The TURN Center is offering extended services including expanded hours of their Trauma Counseling Helpline: 1-833-TURN-123
–Regional Illinois CISM teams 24/7 emergency access: 1-800-225-CISD (2473)
–National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Call for Speakers

Date Posted: 2018/09/26

45th Annual Spring Symposium

Share Your Expertise & Experience

Illinois ENA is seeking proposal submissions for Speakers for the 45th Annual Spring Symposium, April 4-5, 2019 at the Hilton Lisle-Naperville Hotel, Lisle, Illinois.

Share your emergency nursing experience and expertise with your colleagues from around Illinois and surrounding states!

Call for Speakers

The Spring Symposium is the largest emergency nursing conference in the Midwest and includes the Advanced Clinical Program, designed for advanced practice nurses and experienced nurses, and the General Sessions, including the Keynote Address and Closing Address.

Session speakers will be invited to attend Spring Symposium complimentary the same day of their presentation and will receive a stipend.

Candidate speakers are not required to have extensive teaching or presentation experience, but it is highly recommended that speakers are comfortable speaking to small-to-medium sized groups.

Submission deadline is Friday, October 14, 2018

Contact Madiha Khan with questions.

2019 Call for Poster Abstracts

Date Posted: 2018/08/10

Illinois Emergency Nurses Association’s 45th Annual Spring Symposium 2019

Due by November 9, 2018

Present your best evidence-based practice, quality and research reviews/projects addressing the many challenges today’s emergency RNs, APRNs, managers, leaders, and researchers are facing each day!


The poster sessions are focused on topics that are of interest and importance to Emergency Nurses and APRNs.  Abstracts must reflect evidence-based reviews/projects that are near completion or in the final stages of completion with results/outcomes available for inclusion in the poster. The author is expected to adhere to the guidelines/schedules concerning dates/times of poster display and be able to answer questions and/or discuss the poster content with conference attendees.

Poster abstracts must be a maximum of 750 words and include the following:

  • Cover page (includes abstract title, author name, email, employer)
  • Title
  • Identification of problem/overview
  • Evidence-based question/purpose
  • Evidence summary
  • Significance of findings/outcomes
  • Implications for Emergency RNs/APRNs and future research

Suggested Topics:

  • Quality and Patient Safety
  • Leadership
  • Research
  • Injury Prevention
  • Disease Management in the ED
  • Trauma
  • Triage
  • Pediatrics
  • Professional Issues
  • Burnout

Please do not identify yourself or the institution within the body of the abstract, only the cover page is to contain this information. Must be a project completed within an Emergency Department setting.

The top 3 abstracts will receive free admission to the conference on Friday, April 5, 2019, along with the opportunity to give a 10-15-minute presentation during our EBP poster winners breakout session!

View required criteria

Submit your poster abstract via email to Ivelisse Sanchez (EBP Committee Chair) at  by the deadline. Please submit the attached conflict of interest form with your abstract. Abstracts submitted without a COI form will not be accepted. Poster winners and those posters chosen for display will be notified via email by the beginning of December.

Have a project but not sure how to start an abstract? Contact Beverly Weaver at  Beverly will answer any questions you have and help guide you in submitting a successful abstract.

2019 Call for Abstracts

Conflict of Interest Form

2018 Election Results

Date Posted: 2018/06/06

Jeff Murphy, MSN, MHA, RN, CEN, NE-BC

Rosemarie Nolazco, BSN, RN, TNS

Carol Tulley, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TNS




Congratulations to the candidates elected by the Illinois ENA members to serve on the 2019 Illinois State Council ENA Board of Directors!

  • Jeff Murphy, MSN, MHA, RN, CEN, NE-BC will serve as the 2019-2020 President-Elect, 2021-2022 President, and 2023-2024 Immediate Past President
  • Rosemarie Nolazco, BSN, RN, TNS will serve as the 2019-2020 Secretary
  • Carol Tulley, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TNS will serve as the 2019-2020 Director

The newly elected members of the Board will be sworn in during the last State Council Quarterly Meeting of 2018, on November 17, at AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center in  Hoffman Estates.

Notarized election results will be posted in the members only section of the Illinois ENA website. For further instructions, please click the following link to login to the Members Only page: Login Instructions

Child & Adolescent Injury Prevention – Free Online CE

Date Posted: 2018/05/29

Child & Adolescent Injury Prevention

New Evidence-Based Online Course

Self-paced 8-module course provides a broad foundation

Learn How to Prevent Child & Adolescent Injury with this new free open online course
(Free CME Available*)

The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center is excited to launch the nation’s most comprehensive online course for pediatric injury prevention:  Injury Prevention for Children & Teens. Injuries, such as motor vehicle crash, youth violence, and suicide, are the leading cause of child and adolescent death; however, almost ALL of these injuries CAN BE PREVENTED through widespread application of evidence-based practices and policies.

You’re invited to join us in this new learning opportunity for successful injury prevention in children and teens, including Advocacy at both the local and national level.

Watch the promotional video!
As a learner, you will have the ability to select all modules or individual topics that interest you most. The course can be followed in a linear or non-linear structure according to your preferred viewing order. Within the Course Map are suggested color-coded pathways and module topics, based on different learner perspectives.

Across 8 modules, you will gain new skills to improve clinical practice, support families and their communities, and learn detailed strategies and techniques to apply in advocating for policy change at a local to national level. Individuals may progress through this self-paced course to advance their current knowledge or earn certification for completing content and assessments in one or more of the modules.

Learn how to translate concepts in pediatric injury prevention to specific strategies for preventing injury in these areas:

  • Epidemiology, Surveillance, Risk and Protective Factors, Theory for Child and Adolescent Injuries
  • Intentional injury in Bullying, Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, Firearm Safety, andSuicide
  • Unintentional injury in Teen Driving, Child Passenger Safety, Burns, and Sports Concussion
  • The Opioid Epidemic and Adolescent Substance Use
  • Use of Advocacy in injury prevention

We look forward to seeing you in this exciting new course!


*Continuing Education Credits
The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity was prepared for release in May 2018. CME credit may be awarded for a maximum of three years from its release date, specifically from May 2018 through April 2021.

Note: The number of credits will be calculated by OCME&LL and provided in the approval letter. Credit is calculated at a 1:1 ratio of one hour of instruction equals one credit hour.