Colorado Nurses Association Continuing Education Advisory Council Members

2016-2017 Continuing Education Advisory Council

Colleen Casper, RN, MS, DNP
Colorado Nurses Association

Ann Froese-Fretz, MS, RN, CNS, CPNP-PC
Program Director Continuing Nursing Education
Office of Lifelong Learning
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus |
College of  Nursing

Connie Pardee PhD, RN

Jody DeStigter, MS, RN-BC
Supervisor of Professional Development
UCH North

Susan B. Clarke, MS RNC-NIC RN-BC CNS
Professional Development Specialist, CNE and Outreach and Primary Nurse Planner | Professional Development Department
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Cindy Smith, MSN, RN, CNE
Clinical Educator
Cheyenne Regional Medical Cente


Interested in becoming and Approval Board Member - Contact

Membership Responsibilities:

  • Attend monthly scheduled meetings or notify chair if unable to attend
  • Support CNA’s philosophy, purpose, and goals of the Approver Unit
  • Participate in Peer Review of applications based on CNA/ANCC criteria
  • Declare any conflict of interest prior to deliberation on any application and recuse self from the review
  • Determine appropriate action for applications and other requested material
  • Make recommendations and suggestions to the applicant in writing to correct weaknesses and/or deficiencies
  • Maintain confidentiality of applications
  • Monitor approved providers’ compliance with established criteria and policies
  • Participate in evaluation of the Approval Board
  • Submit a biographical data sheet to be kept on file at CNA annually