NIHEN provides a variety of cost-effective, quality education programs for healthcare organizations and their employees, taught by experienced and credentialed healthcare professionals. Among our current member organizations, many are founding members who continue to find value as NIHEN participants. It is our goal to continue to provide high-quality programs to these organizations, while also increasing membership. By expanding its membership, the network can pool resources to reach more area healthcare professionals and provide a greater variety of programs for all.

Any healthcare organization in the Chicago Metropolitan Region can participate, and there’s no fee if they agree to host classes at their facility. All we ask is that the organization provides adequate classroom space with AV equipment for scheduled classes; schedule classes far enough in advance for catalog publishing; and actively support the network through employee participation. Also, importantly, all employees of NIHEN member organizations are eligible for a discount on their registration fees.

Here are some of the valuable benefits of NIHEN membership:

  • Education that provides practical, applicable skills to improve work performance
  • Variety of quality educational offerings
  • Reduced registration fees for employees
  • Reduced cost of providing education to employees
  • Networking opportunities
  • Additional benefit to offer employees, as part of retention and recruitment strategy
  • Opportunity to participate in NIHEN Advisory Board, providing direction for programming
  • Frees up educators to attend to organization-specific needs
  • Supports Magnet Status initiative

To learn more about NIHEN membership, contact Rosemary Homer at 708-827-5762, or

The Northern Illinois Healthcare Education Network (NIHEN) (OH-359, 11/1/2017) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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