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Requests to Observe Virtual ANA Membership Assembly Due May 14

April 6, 20201

Requests to observe the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting of the ANA Membership Assembly, for both ANA members and non-members, are now being accepted! Requests must be submitted by 11:59 pm ET, Friday, May 14, 2021.

To submit a request, click on the link: Membership Assembly Observer Request Form.  NOTE: The following information will be needed to submit a request:

  • Full name
  • ANA membership number (if applicable)
  • Affiliation (e.g., C/SNA, IMD, other organization)
  • Phone number
  • Mailing address
  • E-mail address

A request to observe should be submitted only if you expect the individual to attend. ANA will confirm that the request has been received by sending a link to the online registration site. Click here to view the preliminary schedule.

 

State of Colorado Recruiting for SEMTAC

April 6, 2021

The State of Colorado is currently recruiting for positions on the State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council (SEMTAC). Two of these positions must be filled by nurses. We would appreciate your assistance with distributing the following announcement to your members:

The State of Colorado is seeking individuals interested in serving on the State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council (SEMTAC) to apply for one of the following open positions on the council.

·       A fire chief of a service that provides prehospital care in an urban area

·       An administrative representative of an urban trauma center

·       A board-certified physician certified in pediatrics or a pediatric subspecialty

·       A board-certified surgeon providing trauma care at a Level II trauma center

·       A registered nurse involved in rural emergency medical and trauma services care

·       A regional council chair

·       A representative of the general public from a rural area

·       A representative from the state sheriffs' association

·       A flight nurse of an emergency medical service air team or unit

Individuals representing the diversity of perspectives across the state are encouraged to apply. To apply, complete an online application at the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions website. You will receive a confirmation email after your application is submitted. Applications are due by April 16, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Siegel Shimko.

 

 

Nurse Risk Control Spotlight: Defending Your License

April 1, 2021

According to the National Practitioner Data Bank, nursing professionals were on average more than 62 times more likely to be involved in an adverse licensing action than a medical malpractice payment in 2019.* And compared to findings in the 2015 Nurse Claim Report, NSO and CNA’s newly released Nurse Professional Liability Exposure Claim Report found that the average license defense expense has increased 33.7 percent to $5,330

Access the full Nurse Claim Report, risk control spotlights, and other resources by visiting NSO's Nurse Claim Report homepage.

Read this Spotlight to find:

  • License Protection vs. Professional Liability – what’s the difference?
  • The role of the State Board of Nursing (SBON) in investigating complaints
  • An overview of the disciplinary process
  • Helpful recommendations on defending yourself if you were to receive a complaint summons
 

Great Opportunity to Serve as Executive Director of the Colorado Nurses Association

Work in partnership with Civica Associations Conferences & ExhibitionsAurora, CO, USA

“Civica transforms nonprofits by managing with passion and precision.”

Apply HERE

Competitive Compensation & Benefits
Full-Time

Colorado Nurses Association Position Description

Civica Associations, Conferences & Exhibitions, an association management company based in metro Denver, posts this job on behalf of its client the Colorado Nurses Association. The Colorado Nurses Association seeks an Executive Director as its next chief administrative officer. The ED oversees the activities required to implement the strategic plan and related programs of the association. The ED provides leadership and counsel to the board and structural/operational units of CNA and is an authorized spokesperson for the association. The ED is accountable for ensuring that the duties and responsibilities outlined below are carried out. This is a full-time position. CNA’s board of directors will select the successful candidate. The ED will be employed by and receive benefits by Civica as part its contract with CNA. The ED will report to the Board of Directors of CNA.

 To view the full job posting, click here

 

 

Discover ANA Nurse Resources for COVID-19

March 26, 2020

t’s been one year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. At ANA, we extend our ongoing gratitude for your service and dedication over the past 12 months. As we move towards a hopeful future, the ANA COVID-19 Resource Center serves as your one-stop shop for information and support, including vaccines education and the Well-Being Initiative resources.

Take a Look:

  • To help you stay current with the latest updates and recommendations about the COVID-19 vaccines, we’ve updated our vaccines page – your ultimate source for reliable, up-to-date information. Find helpful tools including guiding principles, FAQs, and scientific details about the vaccines.
     
  • Is stress impacting your ability to care for your patients and family? Are you struggling with how to cope? This free resource provides detailed information on when to seek help, and how to find it. Download and share the Nurses’ Guide to Mental Health Support Services today.
 
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