Approval Board Committee Members

2016-2017 Approval Board Members

Colleen Casper, RN, MS, DNP
Colorado Nurses Association

Ann Froese-Fretz, MS, RN, CNS, CPNP-PC
Program Director Continuing Nursing Education
Office of Lifelong Learning
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus |
College of  Nursing

Connie Pardee PhD, RN

Jody DeStigter, MS, RN-BC
Education Nurse Specialist Clinical Education Department
UCH North

Deb Craven BSN, RN, CE
Clinical Nurse Educator

Susan Clarke, BSN, RN, CENMS, RN-NIC, CNS, CPN
Children’s Hospital of Colorado

Cindy Smith, MSN, RN, CNE
Clinical Educator
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

Membership Responsibilities:

  • Attend monthly scheduled meetings or notify chair if unable to attend
  • Support CNA’s philosophy, purpose, and goals of the Approver Unit
  • Participate in Peer Review of applications based on CNA/ANCC criteria
  • Declare any conflict of interest prior to deliberation on any application and recuse self from the review
  • Determine appropriate action for applications and other requested material
  • Make recommendations and suggestions to the applicant in writing to correct weaknesses and/or deficiencies
  • Maintain confidentiality of applications
  • Monitor approved providers’ compliance with established criteria and policies
  • Participate in evaluation of the Approval Board
  • Submit a biographical data sheet to be kept on file at CNA annually