Colorado Nurses Association Nursing Continuing Professional Development Advisory Council Members

2019-2021 

Connie Pardee, PhD, RN
Nurse Peer Review Leader
Colorado Nurses Association

Colleen Casper, RN, MS, DNP
Colorado Nurses Association

Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP
Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance
Medscape LLC
Denver, CO

Ann Froese-Fretz, MS, RN, CNS, CPNP-PC
Program Director Continuing Nursing Education
University of Colorado College of Nursing
Aurora, CO

Jody DeStigter, MS, NPD-BC
Professional Development Supervisor
UCHealth
Longmont, CO

Susan B. Clarke, MS, BSN, NPD-BC, RNC-NIC, CNS
Nursing Continuing Professional Development Advisory Council
Colorado Nurses Association

Cindy Smith, MSN, RN-BC, CNE
Clinical Nurse Educator
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center 
Cheyenne, WY

Interested in becoming a Nursing Continuing Professional Development 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.