About IACN

The Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing strives to advance excellence in baccalaureate and graduate nursing education in service to the public.

It is the IACN’s strong belief that the best opportunities are provided when Illinois’ universities, colleges, community colleges, and healthcare organizations work together to forge strategic partnerships for the benefit of our students. Through collaboration, we can rise to meet the challenges faced not only by healthcare industry and prepare nurse-leaders who work to improve health outcomes in their communities.

Mission

Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing advances excellence in baccalaureate and graduate nursing education in service to the public.

Vision

Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing is the leader in advancing baccalaureate and graduate nursing education in Illinois. IACN leverages strategic initiatives to advance baccalaureate and graduate nursing education in Illinois.

Values

  • Mutual respect and inclusiveness, especially for diverse opinions, experience, and culture
  • Open communication and debate
  • Consensus for legislative and political action
  • Integrity with accountability for quality and efficiency in implementing and evaluating activities

 Officers

Jan Storm Headshot Janice Strom, President/Chair
Dean, School of Nursing
Aurora University
Aurora, IL
Judy Neubrander, Vice Chair
Dean, Mennonite College of Nursing
Illinois State University
Normal, IL
Diane Salvador, Treasurer
Executive Director & Professor
Department of Nursing & Health Sciences, Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, IL
joan_libner_20142  Joan Libner, Secretary
Chair, Department of Nursing and Health
Benedictine University
Lisle, IL