Nursing Chair to Serve on Illinois Congress on Health Policy Committee

QuinnDr. Laurel Quinn, chair of the nursing department, has been appointed to serve on the Illinois Congress on Health Policy Committee. This position is filled by appointment by the President of the Illinois Nurses Association and the Board of Directors for the State of Illinois.

The Congress on Health Policy formulates position papers and policy statements that are then passed on to the state level for approval, amendment, and adoption by the Illinois Nurses Association. Current work in progress includes a position statement on Latex Allergy, a position statement on H1N1/Immunizations, and a position paper on Faculty to Student Ratio. Several additional position papers are in revision at this time.

Quinn also recently earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) after meeting strict eligibility criteria and successfully completing a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the National League for Nursing.

The role of nurse educator is an advanced professional practice discipline with a defined practice setting and demonstrable standards of excellence.

Quinn has been on faculty at Trinity since 2004. Read more about this outstanding professor. Read her profile here.

Trinity’s nursing major builds on the liberal arts and science foundation and encompasses study in the natural, behavioral, and social sciences, the humanities, and nursing sciences. For more information, visit: http://tcc.trnty.edu/depts/nursing/.