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Nominations for Colorado's 2017 Nightingale Luminaries

December 5, 2016

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Colorado Nightingale Luminary Awards, administered and managed by the Colorado Nurses Foundation with regional outreach and regional selection provided by local Area Health Education Centers and independent Nightingale committees in the Pikes Peak Region and on the Western Slope.

The Nightingale Awards, given since 1985, are Colorado’s highest nursing honor. Nominations are accepted online at:
https://nightingaleluminary.awardsplatform.com/

Download 2017 Nightingale Nomination Poster

How to nominate a nurse

Meet with the nominee to discuss the categories and areas of recognition
Determine which category of practice best identifies the nominee:
Category I: Nurses in Clinical Practice (50% or their time or above providing direct patient care)
Category II: Administrators, Educators, Researchers, Non-Traditional Practice Roles (any other RN)
Determine area of recognition for the nominee and answer 6 to 7 questions regarding your nominee’s category/area of recognition. (Click here to review the questions):
Advocacy – advancing a cause or proposal
Leadership – motivating others to work toward a common goal
Innovation – demonstrating creativity that addresses today’s challenges/opportunities
Identify two individuals to request a letter of support from (other than the nominator). These letters of support should address how the nominee has advanced the profession of nursing or has positively impacted his/her community. Be sure to share with the letter writers the category and area of recognition for your nominee
Be sure to nominate your nurse in the correct region! Region corresponds to the county in which the nurse works. This list shows which regions accept nominations from which counties. If a nurse works in a facility, use the county in which the facility is located. If the nurse travels, use the county of the branch or office to which the nurse reports.

Download the Nightingale Nomination Questions

Key dates

Nominations close statewide on 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, except in Southwestern Colorado AHEC and San Luis Valley AHEC

Nominations close earlier in Southwestern Colorado AHEC (11:59 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12, 2016)

Nominations close earlier in San Luis Valley AHEC (11:59 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2016)

Please note the entry deadlines, these dates are final and there will be no extensions provided. The system will automatically prevent entry submission after the deadline
Regional Luminaries announced: Varies by region

Regional Luminaries recognized and state recipients announced: Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 7 PM Mountain time (tentative)
Support

If you have any questions on the entry process, please contact the organizers at [email protected] or 720-457-1004

 

ANA Faculty Online Community Now Available

December 5, 2016

Sometimes, only a fellow faculty member can offer the perspective and solution to a challenge you are facing. ANA is dedicated to helping you navigate these challenges and has designed a new resource precisely for this purpose: an online community especially for our members who teach in schools of nursing.

This online community offers a unique experience, one built on networking, sharing and trust. Our ultimate goal is to foster a community that encourages you to seek advice and feedback from like-minded colleagues.

Log on with your MyANA credentials at community.ana.org to join the conversation.

 

 

December 14 ANA Leadership Institute webinar, Nurses in Health Policy: How and Why to Get Involved

December 5, 2016

In this new ANA Leadership Institute webinar, Nurses in Health Policy: How and Why to Get Involved, you'll learn the importance of nurses being involved with health policy and how to be effective in policy making. One of the key goals for nurses getting involved in policymaking is for them to become more influential and to have a greater, more global impact on the nursing profession and patient health outcomes. Take your nursing career to the next level.

 

Developing a Culture of Retention For Nurses

December 5, 2016

New Webinar Alert: How do you deal with problems of retention and burnout among your nursing staff?

Maybe you can celebrate accomplishments and success by recognizing the hard work and excellence that nurses display throughout their profession every day with an award or honorable mention? Or how about simply making them feel appreciated and valued for everything that they do? In this new ANA Leadership Institute webinar, Develop a Culture of Retention for Nurses, learn how to create and sustain a positive culture of retention.

Attendees will learn to appraise the benefits of nurse retention, explain the role of recognition and reward factors that influence nurse retention,interpret the role of recognition and reward in developing a culture of retention, and identify recognition and reward strategies that promote nurse retention.

Click here to register now.

 

Colorado Accountable Care Collaborative Phase II Draft RFP Looking for Comment

December 5, 2016

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (Department) has released the Accountable Care Collaborative Phase II draft request for proposals (RFP) for stakeholder and potential bidder comment.

The draft RFP is available at Colorado.gov/HCPF/ACCPhase2.

The Department is looking for targeted comments on the draft RFP to help refine the content for the formal release of the RFP in the spring 2017. All stakeholders can submit comments to the Department using an online form. Upon submission of the form your comments will be posted publicly here.

The deadline for comments is January 13, 2017; however, please consider submitting your comments earlier if possible.

Stakeholder Engagement In-Person Meetings
The Department will host its final draft RFP stakeholder meetings in coming two weeks. The purpose of the stakeholder meetings are to:
Share key concepts of the draft RFP,
Identify operational concerns and areas of the draft RFP that need additional clarification, and
Explain how to provide feedback on the draft RFP.

Denver: Medical Services Board
December 9, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
303 East 17th Avenue, Conference Room 11-ABC
Registration is not needed; abridged presentation will be provided

Denver: CDPHE Medical Home Forum
December 13, 2016
4:30-6:30 p.m.
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, DOC Room, Building A
Register Here
Agenda

Stakeholder Engagement Webinar
The Department will host a final live webinar for those unable to attend in person stakeholder engagement meetings on December 15. The purpose of the stakeholder webinar is to:
Share key concepts of the draft RFP,
Identify operational concerns and areas of the draft RFP that need additional clarification, and
Explain how to provide feedback on the draft RFP.
The webinar's purpose, agenda and content will mirror that of the in-person stakeholder meetings. A recorded version of the webinar is also available at: Colorado.gov/HCPF/ACCPhase2

December 15, 2016
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Register Here

Please register to attend. More information can be found at Colorado.gov/HCPF/ACCPhase2.

 
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