Colorado Nurses Association Continuing Education Advisory Council Members

2017-2019 Continuing Education Advisory Council

Connie Pardee PhD, RN
Nurse Peer Review Leader

Colleen Casper, RN, MS, DNP
Colorado Nurses Association

Stephanie Corder, ND, RN

Associate Director, Accreditation & Programs

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

Jody DeStigter, MS, RN-BC
Supervisor of Professional Development
UCH North

Susan B. Clarke, MS RNC-NIC RN-BC CNS
Professional Development Specialist, CNE and Outreach and Primary Nurse Planner, Professional Development Department

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

Interested in becoming and Continuing Nursing Education Advisory Council Member - Contact [email protected]

Membership Responsibilities:

  • Attend 75% monthly scheduled meetings in person or virtually 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
  • Collaborate with Nurse Peer Review Leader in determining appropriate action for applications and other requested material
  • Maintain confidentiality of applications
  • Collaborate with Nurse Peer Review Leader in developing, collecting, monitoring and evaluating Approver Unit Quality Outcome Measures. 
  • Collaborate with Nurse Peer Review Leader for continuous improvement of Approver Unit based on Provider feedback.
  • Submit a biographical data sheet to be kept on file at CNA annually