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Nurses Expo 2024

Nurses Expo 2024

Thank you to all of our previous Nurses Expo Sponsors!

We could not provide this conference without your support. We are very grateful for the following Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Nurses Expo 2024

Our Nurses Expo has been around for over 40 years! It ranks as one of Illinois’ longest-running nursing educational and networking events. It was the nursing community’s strong commitment to keep Nurses Expo going that led to the creation of Stateline Nurses Network after INA moved in a different direction from our group in the Northern Illinois area.

This year’s theme: Flourish – Bloom, Grow, Thrive – embodies the spirit of all Nurses!

Nurses Expo 2024 has a great slate of speakers lined up! With the return of breakout sessions, we will be able to bring a greater variety for attendees to choose from and we will have the required topics for relicensure covered!

Nurses from all practice settings and levels will be able to visit exhibitor booths from major health care employers, colleges and other local and regional businesses, network with friends and colleagues, receive a swag bag full of goodies, enjoy raffles, and a photo booth too!

Come once to Expo and you will want to return year after year. Stateline Nurses Network invites YOU to attend and see for yourself!

Registration for Nurses Expo 2024 will be open in early January. Stay tuned!

Call for Poster Abstracts,
Poster Presenter Student Grant

Stateline Nurses Network and the Nurses Expo Committee invite you to submit an abstract and present a poster at our annual Nurses Expo. The purpose of the poster session is to recognize nursing innovations, evidence-based practice projects (EBP), and research that reflect the diversity of nursing in clinical practice, administration, and education. This opportunity is open to all nurses and nursing students.

All presenters must attend Nurses Expo so they may answer any questions from Nurses Expo attendees. If costs is a concern, undergraduate students who are accepted to present a poster may download the Undergraduate Student Poster Presenter Grant,  and other students who are accepted may be eligible for a discount and can contact Patty Hall, our administrative assistant, by clicking this link.

Click the buttons below to download the Call for Poster Abstracts and Poster Presenter Undergraduate Student Grant applications, complete the forms within the writeable PDF and follow the included instructions to make your submission.

Call for Poster Abstracts (PDF)
Poster Presenter Student Grant (PDF)

Awards & Scholarships

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Stateline Nurses Network Awards

In accordance with SNN’s mission to advance the profession of nursing, SNN seeks nominations for awards and scholarships. These are presented at Nurses Expo. Personal letters of congratulations will be mailed to all winners.

Deadline for 2024 nominations is Friday, March 31, 2024

An award or awards will be given this year in the following categories:

Excellence in Nursing Award

Distinguished Advocate for Nursing Award

Find more information below and apply through our website!

Additionally, you can view previous winners with the button below.

See Previous Winners

Distinguished Advocate for Nursing Award

The Distinguished Advocate for Nursing Award is for an individual (nurse or non-nurse), group, agency, or institution that has/have promoted and or supported nurses, the nursing profession, or the specific missions of nursing.

It is important that you use your best evidence to discuss why you believe your nominee should receive this honor. The committee use only the information written by you regarding the nominee.

Online Submission Form


PDF Submission Form

Excellence in Nursing Award

The Excellence in Nursing Award is for an outstanding nurse who has demonstrated excellence in practice.  Previous winner are eligible for re-nomination provided they are being nominated for accomplishments made after their past award. The Candidate must:

  • Be professionally active
  • Demonstrate ethical integrity, which includes behaviors such as fairness, honesty, etc.
  • Demonstrate competency and/or leadership in nursing
  • Have provided a contribution to the practice of nursing
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude about nursing
Online Submission Form


PDF Submission Form

Exhibitors & Sponsors

The Nurses Expo 2024 Planning Committee is pleased to invite you and your organization to join us by participating in the Stateline Nurses Network Expo 2024 and reach hundreds of talented nurses and nursing executives from across Illinois and Wisconsin. We are excited to have an in-person conference on Friday, April 26, 2024 at a NEW LOCATION:

Riverview Inn & Suites (the newly renovated Cliffbreakers!)
700 W Riverside Blvd
Rockford, IL 61103

Attendees of our Nurses Expo include nursing students, LPN’s RN’s as well as nursing educators and administrators.

The mission of the Stateline Nurses Network and the goals of the Nurses Expo are aligned to create an event that allows nursing professionals to expand their network, gain knowledge and grow professionally.  We are proud to say that we are the longest running Nursing Symposium in the state of Illinois. Each year we seek out outstanding local, regional and national speakers so that we can present thought provoking topics, and issues relevant and timely to the current healthcare delivery model. In addition, Stateline Nurses Network offers thousands of dollars in scholarships to nursing students in these disciplines.

We are seeking sponsorship from organizations, such as yours, to help us maintain the quality and affordability of our Expo. And you, in turn, will receive recognition as a sponsor, one on one interaction with Expo attendees that can generate innumerable leads, as well as exposure through advertising; as detailed on our sponsorship website.

We have some exciting ways to be a part of our Expo including Gold, Silver, and Bronze Sponsorships; Keynote and Speaker Sponsorships; Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Table Sponsorships; Branded Swag Bag Sponsorship; Passport Sponsorship; and more. NEW THIS YEAR – Corporate Table, Photobooth, and Lanyard Sponsorships!

This year’s Nurses Expo promises to be an event where your organization can support the future of nursing and provide your products and solutions that will impact the nursing industry in their facilities and beyond. We look forward to having you join us at Stateline Nurses Expo 2024!

To view our online registration form or if you have any questions, please contact us at statelinenurses2013@gmail.com.

SNN Nursing Scholarships

In order to encourage life-long learning in the nursing profession, Stateline Nurses Network awards a $1000 scholarship in each of these categories each year:

  • Pre-Licensure
  • Bachelor of Science degree completion
  • Master of Science degree completion
  • Doctor of Nursing programs
Download Application Form

For more information about any of our awards or scholarships, contact our administrative assistant, Patty Hall by clicking here.

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