Building bridges to a better future for healthcare

Nurses provide care for patients and families during some of the hardest, and best, moments of their lives. Illinois’ colleges and universities are tasked with preparing the next generation of nurse-leaders, ready to provide excellent bedside care in an uncertain healthcare environment.

At Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing, our mission is to advance excellence in baccalaureate and graduate nursing education in service to the public.

We strive to understand efforts occurring across Illinois, so that we might be more purposeful and strategic in our efforts to create synergistic partnerships that benefit our students.

We strive to serve as an industry leader, that not only weighs in on, but drives conversation around important issues in health care.

We strive help shape legislation that is consistent with IACN’s mission, vision, values, and strategic goals and objectives.