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Colorado Nurse Practice Act Under Sunset Review

April 15, 2019

The Colorado Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform is conducting a sunset review of the Board of Nursing.  An analysis in a sunset review is performed to determine whether the regulatory program is necessary and should be continued, modified or eliminated. This review will produce a report with recommendations to the Colorado General Assembly and result in subsequent legislation based on the recommendations in the report. Your input is an important component of a successful sunset review. If you would like to submit comments online, please visit COPRRR's website.

The current Sunset Review of the Nurse Practice Act offer opportunities for important input:

1) Renewing the Nurse Practice Act and State Board of Nursing is essential to assuring a competent nursing workforce in Colorado.  Nursing comprises 80% of the healthcare workforce and spend the greatest amount of time with patients in their role offering informed surveillance, early detection and intervention of complications from medical disease and/or procedures.

2) Modernization of the language in the  Nurse Practice Act at the time of Sunset Review recognizes that health care teams are diverse and are most effective when all providers practice to the full scope of their educational preparation and competence.

3) Nurses daily work is to advocate for consumers/patients, families, communities and populations, in both autonomous and collaborative care models.

Take time to let the  COPRRR's website know the importance of their review.







Support the Colorado Nurses Foundation's Student Scholarship Program

Posted: April 15, 2019

Pay it Forward...Help Support the Colorado Nurses Foundation! Donate a $20 - $40 bottle of wine to the 'Wine Wall' at CNF's upcoming Nightingale Gala on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the CU South Denver in Lone Tree.

Attendees may purchase a mystery bottle of wine from the 'Wine Wall' for $20 cash. All proceeds go towards academic scholarships for Colorado Nursing Students.

Drop off your wine donation to the CNA office by May 7, 2019, 2851 S. Parker Rd., Ste. 1210 Aurora, CO 80014

CNA & CNF are grateful for your donation!


Call for Presentations & Posters For Colorado Nurses Association 2019 Annual Conference 

Theme: We Are the Future of Nursing - Creating Cultures that Work
DoubleTree by Hilton Denver - Stapleton North

September 20 - 21, 2019

Posted: April 15, 2019


The 2019 Colorado Nurses Association Annual Conference will be held in conjunction with the Annual Membership Assembly, Friday & Saturday, September 20 and 21, 2019 at the DoubleTree Hotel, Stapleton North, Colorado.

The 2019 Theme: "We are the Future of Nursing - Creating Cultures that Work", recognizes that each of us contributes to healthy work relationships and the environments that result from those dynamics. We are looking for topics specific to education, practice and research and how we can impact our future of professional nursing.

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 typically offered in 1 hour or 1.5 hours or alternative plan. Please describe your desired presentation and length.

Poster Session Information  
Poster sessions are planned for Friday evening September 20, 2019 during the networking and awards reception with exhibitors. For guidance on poster development please click here.

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

The final date to submit your proposal is Friday, May 31, 2019. 

Thank you.


Call for Nominations for Appointed Positions on the ANCC Board of Directors

April 9, 2019

The ANA Committee on Appointments (COA), a Committee of the ANA Board of Directors, has opened a Call for Nominations for Appointed Positions on the ANCC Board of Directors.

Current members may nominate themselves and/or others to be considered for appointment to the ANCC Board of Directors. For more information about this process, please refer to the Committee on Appointments page and the Guide to the Appointments Process, online at All nomination materials must be received by 5:00pm ET on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

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