ISAPN speaks with a unified voice on behalf of APNs in Illinois

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Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing
www.isapn.org
Email: [email protected]
ISAPN represents all four APN categories:
Advanced Practice Nurse (APN): The American Nurses Association (ANA)
defines APN as a registered nurse with masters or doctoral preparation
that manifests a high level of expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, and
treatment of actual or potential health problems. Currently,
The State of Illinois recognizes four advanced practice nursing categories:
Certified Registered
Nurse Anesthetist
(CRNA)
Certified Clinical
Nurse Specialist
(CNS)
Certified Nurse
Practitioner
Certified Nurse
Midwife
(CNP)
(CNM)
ISAPN speaks with a unified voice on
behalf of APNs in Illinois
ISAPN speaks with a unified voice on
behalf of APNs in Illinois.
ISAPN has three priorities:
* Increase membership by recruiting new members and
retaining current members
* Advocate for APNs in the legislature regarding
prescriptive authority and scope of practice issues
* Provide educational programs
ISAPN HAS BEEN THE VOICE OF APNS IN ILLINOIS
FOR OVER 11 YEARS
APNs have been actively involved in not only providing
outstanding care to the residents of Illinois, but also
becoming more involved in healthcare policy.
ISAPN has been an influential leader in helping to pass
bills promoting APN practice and blocking legislation that
would limit your practice.
ISAPN Board of Directors:
President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Government Relations Chair
Membership Chair
Marketing Chair
Program Chair
Region Representatives
CNS Representative
CNP Representative
CNM Representative
CRNA Representative
ISAPN IS A STATEWIDE ORGANIZATION WITH
MEMBERSHIP DIVIDED BY REGIONS.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
REGIONAL MEETINGS, PHARMACOLOGY UPDATES &
ISAPN MIDWEST CONFERENCE
* ISAPN Members attend ISAPN sponsored regional meetings and
ISAPN sponsored statewide educational sessions on clinical topics of
interest throughout the year. Many of these opportunities also offer
Continuing Education Credits.
* Pharmacology Updates are typically held twice a year.
* At the Annual ISAPN Midwest Conference, APNs and APN students
earn CEs, learn about new treatment options, network, gather and
share information about the latest products and technologies, and have
fun.
*Members receive discounted registration fees for all ISAPN sponsored
programs.
ISAPN APN BOOT CAMP
TRADITIONAL TOPICS INCLUDE:
Transitioning from RN to APN: learn about the challenges of being a new APN, common
misunderstandings about APNs and the "Queen Bee Syndrome".
Interviewing Skills - know what to expect when interviewing for an APN position, some
typical questions and 6 common mistakes to avoid. Be prepared and know what you want
before the interview.
Contract Formation and Negotiation - uncover 4 common myths about negotiation and
how to respond to tactics like "good guy/bad guy". Know what preparation is needed to
negotiate your best deal and what's in a good contact, especially for APNs.
Malpractice Issues - Learn about "proving the standard of care” in malpractice cases,
compensable damages, policies to avoid the charge of "failure to communicate findings" and
when negligent referral is applicable.
Reimbursement 101 - Know why APNs must be personally involved with their
reimbursement policies, the need for equitable reimbursement policies and how to address
them. Learn a few differences between Medicaid, Medicare and commercial insurances
with APN reimbursement - and why you should bill under your own license/number!
LOOKING FOR A PRECEPTOR?
* ISAPN helps it’s student
members find a preceptor in their
area.
•With over 1200 Active Members,
ISAPN has a broad forum in
which to find student members a
preceptor!
Practice Issues Response Team (PIRT)
PIRT is a group of APNs who have volunteered their time and
expertise to assist members with issues that arise in their practice.
Membership in ISAPN is required.
If you are wondering what kind of topics are addressed by PIRT,
here are a few:
• Licensure Issues
• Scope of Practice
• Written Collaborative Agreements
• Credentialing and Privileging, Malpractice Issues and the Nurse
Practice Act, just to name a few.
LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY & POLITICAL INFLUENCE
ISAPN is the ONLY organization in Illinois that monitors actions of the
legislature that can affect your practice.
Professional APNs are aware of the potential threats to our practice act
and are proactive by being a part of the only organization that has a
lobbyist that works to further the impact of APNs in Illinois and helps to
eliminate barriers to practice.
ISAPN’s lobbyists keep membership apprised of legislation affecting
practice. They educate and mentor members to be involved in the
legislative process.
Raise funds for our PAC = Political Action Committee
Networking with other agencies to further the practice of APNs and
remove barriers to practice.
Join ISAPN Today!
Membership for a student
members is $100.
Not only is ISAPN’s
Membership affordable, but
it is so valuable that APNs in
Illinois cannot afford NOT
to join.
Join at www.isapn.org
For more information about
ISAPN, including
educational programs,
mentoring, enrollment and
all other information
for APNs in Illinois
please visit
www.isapn.org
Or email us at [email protected]
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