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

Kirsten Christensen, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Professional Development Specialist
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO

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

Debra Edwards, BSN, RN, MS, NPD-BC
Primary Nurse Planner/Nurse Planner
Texas Health and Human Services
Austin, Texas

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

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.