In The News

Children's Hospital Honors Sarah Elizabeth Romer, RN, ND, MSN, FNP-C

March 27, 2017

The Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO) Office of Advanced Practice recently presented the inaugural Advanced Practice “CARE” Award (Clinical Award Recognizing Excellence) at the 7th Annual Pediatric Advanced Practice Conference on February 6-7, 2017. The award was created by an Advanced Practice Committee seeking to recognize the outstanding achievements of Advanced Practice Providers. The award was named in honor of Margi Morse, MS, RN, CPNP, the first Director of Advanced Practice at CHCO who served in this role from 2009 until her retirement in 2013. Margi established the foundation for Advanced Practice through her leadership, vision, and advocacy. Prior to assuming her leadership role, Margi provided care for children at CHCO for many years as a PNP in oncology.  She mentored many new NPs over the years, providing support and encouragement as they grew and developed in their own roles  She was recognized at the conference and joined the AP Committee in presenting this prestigious award to Sarah Elizabeth (Liz) Romer, RN, ND, MSN, FHP-C. 
Liz is an Assistant Professor in the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Section of Adolescent Medicine. She is also the Medical Director of the Adolescent Family Planning Program at CHCO. She created the innovative adolescent family planning program BC4U and was nominated for her outstanding achievements and contributions to adolescent health. Please join us in celebrating Liz!

Call for Presentations & Posters

Colorado Nurses Association & Colorado Student Nurses Association

2017 Annual Conference Nursing: The Balance of Body, Mind & Spirit

March 22, 2017

The 2017 Colorado Nurses Association and Colorado Student Nurses Association Annual Conference  will be held Friday & Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 at the Double Tree Hotel, Greenwood Village, Colorado.

The 2017 Theme: "Nursing: The Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit", recognizes how crucial health and wellness are to achieve total balance in our lives and those we care for.

The conference audience includes Student Nurses, Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses, policy leaders, managers, administrators and others involved in some aspect of health care in Colorado.
Conference attendees want to learn about unique, state of the art, cutting-edge topics and to earn continuing education based on core nursing and healthcare content.

Format & Session Length
Conference education sessions are offered in 1 hour or, 1.5 hours.

Proposal Deadline
To better assist our Planning Committee in evaluating your presentation, please submit your proposal on our official Presentation Proposal System
A brief biological sketch of the presenter(s) should be included with your proposal.  If you have further questions please contact us at or 720.457.1194.  

Thank you.


Deadline March 31, 2017 Apply for SIM for Support Integrating Behavioral and Physical Health

March 20, 2017

There are two weeks left to apply for the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) and capitalize on valuable support to help you integrate behavioral and physical health in primary care settings. The application closes March 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. MST.



ANA Opposes President Trump's 2018 Budget

March 19, 2016

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is deeply concerned that President Trump’s FY 2018 budget plan, released today, will weaken the nation’s health care system and jeopardize the scientific research needed to keep America healthy. ANA staunchly opposes the President’s proposal which significantly reduces funding for health professions and nursing workforce programs by $403 million.  The budget slices $5.8 billion from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), resulting in a massive 22 percent cut to scientific research for medical cures.  Furthermore, this proposal suggests folding the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) into this significantly reduced NIH. AHRQ is the only federal agency with a mandate to conduct health services research. 

ANA urges Congress to reject this proposal. It drastically hampers efforts to address critical faculty shortages and recruit new nurses into the profession. The nursing workforce stands ready to provide high-quality, patient-centered care in a transforming health care environment; however these cuts will hamper recruiting new nurses into the profession, promoting career advancement within nursing and allocating nurses to critical shortage areas. Read more.


Public Comment: AACN Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice & Standards of Professional Performance

March 19, 2017

The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) has posted its draft acute care nurse practitioner scope of practice, standards of practice, and standards of professional performance for public comment at Please access the files and provide your recommendations and comments for each section before the closing deadline of April 7, 2017.  If you have any questions, contact Carol Bickford at


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