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Addressing the Nursing Faculty Shortage in Illinois: A Critical Examination

For years, Illinois’ nursing higher education institutions have faced a growing challenge: a shortage of nursing faculty. This crisis has significant implications for the future of healthcare in the state, affecting not only the education and training of aspiring nurses but also the overall quality of patient care. In this post, we will delve into …

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Helping Illinois’ Students Pass NCLEX — Illinois’ Colleges of Nursing React

As discussed in our most recent post, resiliency, accessibility, and NCLEX pass rates are closely linked. Advisors across higher education recognize that GenZ is different than previous generations, with unique challenges that put pressure on both educational institutions and healthcare facilities. Institutions of higher education are grappling with how to provide enhanced student support services …

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Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing Attends AACN Academic Nursing Leadership Conference in Washington D.C.

The Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing met at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Academic Nursing Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. The conference, which coincided with AACN’s 50th anniversary, welcomed more than 675 nursing leaders from across the country. At the conference, Deans and Associate Deans of nursing institutions came together with …

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Fostering Student Success and Addressing Disparities in an Online Learning Environment

While the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the routines of many people’s lives, nursing students and faculty are no different. While many of America’s workers and students were able to switch to learning and working completely remotely, for those whose daily schedules require in-person tasks — like nursing students — adjusting to the new normal has …

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Higher Education in an Online Setting: Reflecting Back on Nursing Education in Spring 2020

Throughout the last few months, COVID-19 and the attempts to slow its spread have drastically altered every aspect of day-to-day life for not only Americans, but across the globe. From working from home measures to restaurants closing down to social distancing and required mask-wearing; no segment of the population has been unaffected.  Educational institutions, and …

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IACN – Resiliency in Nursing

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “resilience” is defined as “an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.” For nurses, resiliency is an especially important quality. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses often juggle inconsistent schedules, excessive work hours, and adjustments in the workplace. Many also choose to add the challenges of returning …

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IACN Looks Forward: The Future of Nursing Leadership

What is leadership in nursing and how will it change? It’s a difficult question to answer because to everyone, it is different. To Tina Decker, Chair of the Department of Nursing at Trinity Christian College, “Leadership looks like applying the nursing process (through assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementing, and evaluating) at a macro level with patient …

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