College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Let's Be Real - Today's Nurse and the Future of Care Delivery


Sysan Y. Swart

Susan Y. Swart, EdD, MS, RN, CAE

Executive Director, ANA-Illinois & Illinois Nurses Foundation

Dr. Swart is currently serving her second term as the Vice President of ANA and is the chair of the ANA-PAC. She is an accomplished nurse leader with 25 years of nursing and 16 years of nursing regulation experience. She is the CEO of SYS Consulting Solutions, Inc. and has served as the Executive Director for ANA-Illinois, and the Illinois Nurses Foundation since 2008 and for the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Registered Nursing since 2013.

Dr. Swart received her doctorate from Olivet Nazarene University in Ethical Leadership in 2018. She routinely presents and consults on scope of practice issues, ethics, nursing regulation, and public policy development. She is known for her coalition-building skills, innovative leadership approaches and building successful partnerships to advance the nursing profession.

Dr. Swart believes that as a licensed registered nurse, she has a professional responsibility to actively engage in and to shape the profession, and improve healthcare for all people. It is her life’s mission to foster nurse empowerment and help ensure that nurses are at the table whenever health policy discussions are occurring.

General Information

The presentation will delve into the reasons for the nursing shortage and the current state of the nursing workforce and nursing education. We will explore what role RNs and APRNs play in leading collaboration between practice and nursing education. How can they leverage their expertise to develop innovative solutions to address healthcare delivery, a safe work environment, health equity, diversity, and inclusion?

Participants will receive 1.0 CEU.

Date & Time

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 3pm.


3 P.M.

Pamela Taylor, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC Assistant Professor and Chair, Graduate Department of Nursing Lewis University, College of Nursing and Health Sciences 

3:15 P.M.

Susan Swart, EdD, MS, RN, CAE Executive Director, ANA-Illinois & Illinois Nurses Foundation

4:15 P.M.

Following the speaker presentation, please join us for a networking reception and tours of our Acute Care Labs and patient exam rooms on-site.


    Lewis University at Oak Brook
    1111 22nd Street
    Suite 700
    Oak Brook, IL 60523


    Via Zoom.

    Link to join the event will be sent via email three (3) days prior to the event.


Registration Deadline: April 4, 2023


For any questions, please contact Ashley Stajura at

Registration is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Stajura at
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