Olivet’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies
(SGCS) announces a new educational partnership with the American Nurses Association (ANA) Illinois
and its affiliates, Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing (ISAPN), Philippine Nurses Association of Illinois (PNAI) and Illinois Association of School Nurses (IASN).
“Olivet is proud to partner with such a prestigious organization and its respected affiliates,” said Joe DeJohns, director of educational partnerships for SGCS. “We look forward to helping ANA-Illinois members and members of the affiliated associations achieve their educational goals and excel in the ever-changing landscape of professional health care.”
This new relationship includes a tuition incentive of a 20 percent discount for Olivet’s RN to BSN degree completion program — both the online and hybrid programs — as well as the MSN degree programs. Olivet is looking forward to reaching and welcoming to its student body more nursing students from all areas of Illinois and beyond. Dr. Cynthia A. Russell
, associate dean of nursing and health sciences at ONU, shared: “The healthcare environment is fast-paced and ever-changing. Today’s nurses need programs like Olivet’s RN to BSN program that facilitate completion of the baccalaureate degree, enabling graduates to pursue career advancement opportunities and graduate studies.”
Through its educational partnership with ANA-Illinois, Olivet is extending this tuition incentive to all members of affiliate organizations as well. As the recognized leader in serving the needs of nurses and the nursing profession, ANA-Illinois invites other nursing organizations to partner with it as organizational affiliates.
ANA-Illinois is committed to helping registered nurses (RNs) achieve their professional and educational goals. “By pursuing a bachelor's or advanced nursing degree, RNs can operate from a broader knowledge base for the benefit of patients and families,” said ANA-Illinois Executive Director Susan Y. Swart, MS, RN, CAE. “Additionally, baccalaureate and advanced-degreed RNs benefit from enhanced career prospects in various areas, including teaching, research, administration, and advanced practice.”
ANA-Illinois is the professional association for registered nurses in Illinois. Together with its national partner, the American Nurses Association (ANA), this organization is focused on building a community of nurses dedicated to advancing their profession and providing safe, affordable healthcare. As an advocate for the nursing profession, it works to provide a voice for all nurses across all specialties and practice settings.
In addition, ANA-Illinois is committed to protecting the practice of nursing by ensuring that nursing's priorities are incorporated into legal and regulatory decisions. Important issues — such as oversight of scope of practice, appropriate use of unlicensed personnel and the impact of managed care — are foremost in the organization’s work. It also focuses its efforts on safeguarding and promoting licensure, credentialing and the right of the profession to define nursing practice.