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The Illinois Nurses Foundation is accepting nominations for the 7th Annual 40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader Awards. The awards will recognize 40 Illinois RNs younger than 40 who positively represent their profession by participating in the community as well as professional organizations. Nominations are due April 15, 2021.


Winners will be chosen by their peers based on the following criteria:

Positively represent the nursing profession by actively participating in the community and/or a professional organization. The award is designed to recognized nurses in Illinois who demonstrate exemplary professional practice along with community engagement and/or advocacy on behalf of the profession and those we serve.  Awards will be presented on September 23, 2021.

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The INF provided grants that funded successful Public Health Nurse Academic-Practice Partnerships. Students from BSN, RN-BSN and MSN programs implemented projects serving local health department employees, community providers, parents, caregivers, and high-school students. Topics included employee wellness, sexually transmitted infection prevention, immunization adherence, and asthma.


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