The Nursing Service Plan (NSP) is a mechanism for College of Nursing faculty to receive additional payment for their revenue-producing practice. Membership is open to all College of Nursing faculty either as Full, Associate or Affiliate Members based upon full or part-time faculty appointment.
Funds received from both direct and indirect practice of Members are eligible for inclusion in the NSP. This includes provision of patient care (direct practice) as well as consulting and educational activities (indirect practice). Members may be eligible to receive incentive compensation based on their net income.
The NSP was formed based on legislation enacted by the Illinois Legislature and is operated according to Bylaws (see Bylaws section for the complete NSP Bylaws) by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. A Board composed of appointed and elected faculty members governs the functioning of the NSP and establishes the guidelines for distribution of NSP funds-those funds received through Members revenue-producing practice activities.
The Institute for Healthcare Innovation (IHI) provides operational and financial management services to the NSP. Many of the revenue-producing services provided through IHI (e.g., consulting, continuing education, clinical practice) can be provided by UINHA Members.