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Colorado Nurses Association Leadership Announcement

September 23, 2021

Colorado Nurses Association (CNA) President Linda Stroup, PhD, RN, announces that Colleen Casper, DNP, RN, MS will remain with Colorado Nurses Association in the role of Director of Practice and Government Affairs. To complement her work, Civica Associations Conferences and Exhibitions will expand their role with CNA to include administrative support to the governing board, strategic planning, programatic improvements, and membership services.  Dr. Casper will work closely with Civica and the Governing Board in the transition of these roles and responsibilities while focusing primarily on advocacy for nursing practice in the regulatory, legislative and work environment related initiatives.  Casper will also continue to liaison with the American Nurses Association and the Colorado Nurses Association Continuing Education and Nursing Professional Development in partnership with Civica.
CNA is fully engaged in the planning and prioritization of the 2022 Legislative agenda. We are confident this new organization will serve to strengthen the services available to members and the opportunities for CNA to advance nursing and health care access for all Coloradans.

Healthcare Appreciation Nights at the Rockies

September 22, 2021

The Colorado Rockies would like to invite you to enjoy a discounted game at Coors Field from September 21 – September 29. Through this promotion, we are offering discounted tickets to say thank you to all healthcare professionals. Please see below for more information. 

 Healthcare Appreciation:

·         September 21st – 29th

·         Prices vary starting at $10 - $14

·         Ticket limit is 8 per game

·         Tickets available online only (


Posted at 9:18 PM, Sep 09, 2021
and last updated 7:52 AM, Sep 10, 2021

DENVER — Over 120 nurses who serve in the Denver metro will be recognized for their work in the community Saturday.

The Denver Regional Nightingale Awards honors nurses that advance the profession through leadership, advocacy and innovation.

Nurses have never worked harder than in this pandemic. That’s why this year’s awards feel more significant.

“We are tired, but we can rally and we are a resilient bunch. As strong as COVID might be, we are stronger,” UCHealth Aurora nurse Kelly McIntosh said.

McIntosh is nominated for clinical leadership. Her peers called her a tremendous leader in the cardiac unit who handled COVID-19 with “positivity, grace, true moral and personal resilience.”

“We created links for all of the patients who transferred out of the ICU and how big that chain got by the end of one of our surges, that is just a huge accomplishment. I will never forget that chain,” McIntosh said.

She credits her team not only for the nomination but for their success in the cardiac unit.

‘’They work tirelessly. They show up day in and day out and don’t ask for a fleck of recognition, so it’s easy to love them,” she said.

Nurse Kathy Casey is making a global impact. She is nominated for administrative advocacy. She developed the Casey-Fink graduate nurse experience survey that is now used around the world.

‘We measure their experience at the beginning of our residency program at six months and 12 months that helps us design our curriculum our program to support them,” Casey said.

Her survey helps design success for nurses from the classroom to clinical practice, which helps with retention that hospitals need more than ever.

“It’s hugely gratifying. I wanted to make a difference in nursing profession,” Casey said. “My mother is still alive — she has been a nurse over 70 years — and still has that passion. My passion really comes from that need to educate that next generation.”

These incredible nurses and those in our schools, hospitals and care center are there for all of us.

The Nightingale awards honor the best of that caring and nurses contributions to our community.

Read article on the Denver 7 website

Take Action Now: Seek Congressional Support for Front Line Nurses

September 8, 2021

During yet another COVID-19 surge, the pandemic continues to place an unfair and inequitable burden on our health care delivery system and our nursing workforce who were already facing a nursing shortage prior to the pandemic.
Well over a year working on the frontlines of this pandemic have left a beleaguered nursing workforce overcome with burnout and stress leading many to resign or retire to escape the fatigue. Add to this a systemically underfunded pandemic response plan and it only further exasperates the existing nursing shortage. Addressing these priorities will improve the health and wellbeing of nurses and the patients for which they care.
Thanks to our nurses who have been selflessly on the frontlines of this pandemic and to those advocating for our nation’s health care providers.
Ingrida Lusis
Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs
American Nurses Association

Red Cross Requests Volunteers

September 7, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, American Red Cross sent out a request for nurses, nursing student and non-health care professionals to help support individuals affected by disasters.  This is request aligns with the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 report recommendations in “Preparing Nurses to Respond to Disaster and Public Health Emergencies.”  To read the full letter, click here

For those interested to apply, can click here .  For questions, please contact your local Red Cross 

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