Philosophy and Purpose

We believe that individuals are entitled to receive health care services appropriate to their needs, over extended periods, allowing them to function at their optimum level of independence and that these services be provided by nurses who are qualified through education and experience.

The Long Term Care Nurses Association (LTCNA) shall serve to bring together those licensed nurses who are committed to this philosophy for the purpose of education, networking, career advancement opportunities, public relations and resident advocacy.

LTCNA is affiliated with the Illinois Health Care Association (IHCA), which represents more than 450 licensed long term care centers and programs in Illinois.


  • To promote more in-depth awareness of residents’ needs to other professional organizations, legislative bodies and community groups.
  • To provide educational programs that focus on the needs of long post-acute, intellectual & developmental disabilities, residential and long term care nurses.
  • To address staffing, licensing and barriers to clinical education.
  • To enhance member expertise and professional awareness.


Membership dues are used to: 

  • Represent nurses and the profession by providing input to state agencies in the development of regulations affecting post-acute, intellectual & developmental disabilities, residential and long term care.
  • Connect nurses throughout the state and provide continuing education.
  • Recognize outstanding DONs, Nurses, MDS Coordinators and CNAs at the IHCA Annual Convention and Expo.
  • Provide input on public policy affecting nurses in long term care including the Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing Act.
  • Provide two $1,000 scholarships annually for CNAs, LPNs and RNs who are continuing their education.
  • Participate in conventions and career fairs to promote LTCNA and careers in long term care nursing.

LTCNA Council

The Council is the governing body of LTCNA. The Council develops and conducts activities promoting the interests of long term care nurses. As an LTCNA member, you may have the opportunity to serve on the Council.

If you are an LTCNA member and wish to serve on the LTCNA Council or need more information about LTCNA, please contact:

Kim Stoerger OR

Michelle Stuercke

Long Term Care Nurses Association
1029 South Fourth Street
Springfield, IL 62703-2224
(217) 528-6455 | (800) 252-8988 | Fax (217) 528-0452