Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-11
  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
    Illinois
  • Organisation
    Illinois Board of Nursing
  • Address

    Postal Address
    James R Thompson Center
    100 West Randolph Street
    Suite 9-300
    Chicago
    ILLINOIS 60601

    Location Address
    James R Thompson Center
    100 West Randolph Street
    Suite 9-300
    Chicago
    ILLINOIS 60601

  • Phone
    +1 313 814 2715
  • Fax
    +1 312 814 3145
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Michele Bromberg MSN, APN, BC
    Nursing Act Coordinator
  • Regulatory Body
    1 The Illinois Board of Nursing is included in the Division of Professional Regulation which is a Division of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

    The mission of the Division of Professional Regulation is to serve, safeguard, and promote the public welfare by ensuring that licensure qualifications and standards for professional practice are properly evaluated, accurately applied and vigorously enforced.  http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/default.asp (accessed on 22.04.2009)

    The Illinois Nurse Practice Act describes the legislative purpose as “the practice of professional and practical nursing in the State of Illinois is hereby declared to affect the public health, safety, and welfare and to be subject to regulation and control in the public interest. It is further declared to be a matter of public interest and concern that the practice of nursing, as defined in this Act, merit and receive the confidence of the public and that only qualified persons be authorized to so practice in the State of Illinois”.

  • Health System
    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and non-profit) and to a lesser degree by public funding for the poor, elderly, disabled, children and veterans.  The United States does not have a universal health care system.

    In the United States expenditure on health care in actual dollars and as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per-capita basis is greater, than in any other nation in the world. The World Health Organisation reports that in 2005 the US total expenditure on health as 15 % of GDP and that the total expenditure on health per capita was $US6350. http://www.who.int/countries/usa/en/ (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    In 2006, around 84% of US citizens had some form of health insurance and about 16% of the population, or 47 million Americans were without health insurance coverage. http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/p60-233.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United States in 2000 was 2.9 per 1 000 population. Bed numbers have declined and this coincides with a reduction in average length of stays in hospitals and an increase in day-surgery patients.
    The United States has among the lowest average lengths of stay for most procedures.  http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/20/48/16502658.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

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