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Hear from IACN on issues related to nursing and academic nursing education.

  • Addressing the Nursing Faculty Shortage in Illinois: A Critical Examination

    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…

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

    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…

  • 2023: Challenges in Nursing Education

    2023: Challenges in Nursing Education

    This May a short walk across the stage of institutions across Illinois marked the end of another school year, and another year spent preparing young nurses to step into the workforce. The Class of 2023 were freshmen in 2020 when COVID-19 sent our world into chaos – students were forced to navigate the brunt of…

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