Colorado Nurses Association Nursing Continuing Professional Development Advisory Council Members


Nan Morgan, RN, BSN, MS Nursing Leadership - Education
Accredited Approver Program Director
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, PhD, RN, NPD-BC
Professional Development Supervisor
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 Program Director in determining appropriate action for applications and other requested material
  • Maintain confidentiality of applications
  • Collaborate with Program Director in developing, collecting, monitoring and evaluating Approver Unit Quality Outcome Measures. 
  • Collaborate with Program Director for continuous improvement of Approver Unit based on Provider feedback.
  • Council members must have a BSN or higher, active unrestricted license.
  • The time commitments are meeting time and reviews = generally 2 to 10 hours per month commitment.