About IACN

The Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing (IACN) is the Illinois voice of academic nursing and the Illinois constituency of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. IACN 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 facing healthcare 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 through strategic initiatives, partnerships, and advocacy.

Vision

Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing is the leader in advancing baccalaureate and graduate nursing education in Illinois’ four-year institutions of higher education.

Values

  • Nursing leadership
  • Seamless academic progression
  • Innovation
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Mutual respect
  • Collaborative communication
  • Advocacy
  • Integrity

 Officers

joan_libner_20142 Joan Libner, Chair
Professor and Chair, Department of Nursing and Health
Benedictine University
Lisle, IL
Tina Decker, Vice Chair
Associate Professor, Department Chair
Trinity Christian College
Palos Heights, IL
Diane Salvador, Treasurer
Executive Director & Professor
Department of Nursing & Health Sciences, Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, IL
 Tiffany Greer, Secretary
Associate Dean, School of Nursing
Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, IL