On June 27th of 2017, we reached our goal of 1500 pre-ordered plates….then the Illinois budget crisis hit and everything ground to a halt!
THE NURSE PLATES WILL FINALLY BE AVAILABLE NEXT YEAR!
The Illinois Nurses Foundation wishes to thank everyone who supported securing the Nurse Plates in Illinois! Now that we have a budget in Illinois, the plates will be put into production and the monies donated to secure the plates will be allocated and distributed to the foundation.
We are excited to begin funding grants for nurse-initiated projects and award additional scholarships as we move forward. Next steps, the plate design is being developed based on the image we submitted to the Secretary of State (pictured above). Once the plate design is complete, the SOS office will produce a sample/draft of the plate and send it to the State Police for review. Once approved by the State Police, the plates will become available to the public. Those that RSVP’d will be notified of the plates availability and the steps necessary to secure your plates.
Again, Thank You for your support and patience during this process! Watch for further developments and announcements.