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Announcing the Colorado Nightingale Gift-Basket Challenge 

April 24, 2017

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The Colorado Nurses Foundation today announced the 2017 Nightingale Gift-Basket Challenge honoring Colorado­­ nurses and benefiting the foundation’s nursing education and recognition programs.

Gift baskets entered into the competition will be raffled off during the 2017 Colorado Nightingale Luminary Awards and Gala on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton St, Denver, CO 80202

How the contest works: Submissions will be accepted from three types of organizations — 1) Hospitals and other health-care facilities, 2) Nursing schools and 3) Nursing nonprofit organizations including district nursing associations, or DNAs.

Only one gift-basket submission is allowed per institution, school or organization. Other gift baskets are welcomed in the annual Nightingale Silent Auction. In the case of multiple entries per organization, the chief nursing officer, the dean or director of a nursing school or the board president of the nursing nonprofit organization will designate the basket to be entered in the Gift-Basket Challenge.

Baskets should be creatively themed, with some possible themes below:

• Aromatherapy Gift Basket

• Artist’s Basket

• Baked Goods Basket

• Beach Days Basket

• Bookworm Basket

• Camping Package

• Chocolate Lover’s Basket

• Family Game Night Basket

• Gardening Basket

• Gift Card Basket

• Globetrotter’s Basket

• Rainy Day Basket

• Spa Day Package

• Tea Time Gift Basket

• Ultimate Coffee Basket

• Wine & Cheese Basket

First prizes will be given in each of the three categories, with a Best in Show award across all the categories.

Gift baskets will be judged for uniqueness/originality of theme, creativity of design, selection of items included, and overall presentation.

Please let the foundation know of your intent to submit an item by emailing Kim Clary at or calling her at 720-457-1192. Please make arrangements to have your basket delivered prior to 5 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2017, to the foundation’s offices at 2851 Parker Road, Suite 1210, Aurora, CO 80014. Alternatively, baskets may be taken to the hotel on the day of the event only, but they must be taken to the hotel’s ballroom by 3 p.m. The foundation can make arrangements to pick up baskets with two days’ notice, with limitations.



April 24, 2017

Spring into Shape with Colorado Nurses Association (CNA) and American Nurses Association (ANA)! As you may have seen in earlier messages, 2017 is ANA’s Year of the Healthy Nurse! As a valued member of CNA, you know that choosing a healthy active lifestyle is essential for you to be at your best. We believe when nurses care for their own health they can better care for their patients. Just imagine, if all 3.6 million registered nurses increased their personal wellness what a healthier world we would live in!

Good News! This National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2017, CNA will be partnering with the American Nurses Association on #Fitnursefriday5K! #Fitnursefriday5K is a virtual social media event that is designed to encourage nurses to run or walk in local 5Ks.  ANA’s first virtual run took place Thanksgiving weekend 2016 and it was widely successful and now we are bringing it back!

Grab a friend or two during National Nurses Week and participate in this fun event. You can join a local 5K or map your own route. Whether you jog, run, or walk, you are taking a step in the right direction for you and your patients. All that matters is that you are on the move!

CNA wants to challenge nurses in Colorado to come together and take charge of their health with this fun event.  Joining the 5K is simple!

  1. Visit the #Fitnursefriday5K webpage to register.
  2. Choose a date that suits your schedule.
  3. Run at your own pace, on your own time.
  4. Join a local 5K or map your own route.
  5. Use your favorite app to track your progress.
  6. Share your status on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #Fitnursefriday5K.

When nurses are leading the way to better health BY EXAMPLE, we can improve the health of this nation together.

Ready, Set, Go!



Last Day To Purchase Nurses Night At The Rockies Tickets

Posted: April 19, 2017

April 20 is the last day to purchase tickets for the Nurses Night at the Rockies. Click here to reserve yours today!


May 16 Colorado HealthCare Job Fair

April 19, 2017

Job Seeker Register Here


HEALTH CARE Career Event 

Looking for a career change? New to Colorado?
Connect with Colorado's health care employers.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
 10:00am to 2:00pm (Check-in Opens @9:30am)
 Sports Authority Field at Mile High




10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Will Cook
President and Chief Executive Officer 
University of Colorado Hospital
10:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Stop by and meet some of Colorado's top health care employers including:
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
"Do Colorado health care employers hire new grad RNs?"
Learn about opportunities for new grad RNs and APRNs


Banner Health
Boulder Medical Center
Brookdale Senior Living
Centennial Peaks Hospital
Centura Health
Children's Hospital Colorado
Clinica Family Health 
Colorado Access
Colorado Acute Long Term Hospital
Colorado Visiting Nurse Association
Continuum Pediatric Nursing
Denver Springs Hospital (Opening Summer 2017)
HCA - HealthONE
Interim HealthCare
Kaiser Permanente
Lincoln Community Hospital
Montrose Memorial Hospital
National Jewish Health
Pediatric Home Care
SCL Health
Yampa Valley Medical Center


Brought to you by the Colorado Hospital Association & the National Healthcare Career Network 
 ...dedicated to connecting Colorado healthcare employers, educators & talent.


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AACN Offers Free Access to Adolescent SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment

April 19, 2017

With funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, NORC at the University of Chicago is working with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the Council on Social Work Education, the Center for Clinical Social Work and their technology partner Kognito to disseminate adolescent screening, brief intervention , and referral to treatment (SBIRT) curriculum in nursing, social work, and inter-professional education programs.

This opportunity is open to Nurse Preceptors at placement sites of Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral Nursing education programs. Nurse Preceptors will learn how to administer SBIRT with adolescents for use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Participants receive free, unlimited access to Kognito’s SBI with Adolescents simulation through 9/30/17, access to free adolescent SBIRT resources, and free continuing education credits (CEs) with a certificate of completion. These are the requirements for Participation:

  • ·         Serve as a Nurse Preceptor at a placement site for a Nursing or Social Work education program (Bachelor’s/Master’s/Doctoral)
  • ·         Complete the online application.
  • ·         Complete Kognito’s SBI with Adolescents simulation program
  • ·         Complete a brief follow-up survey
  • Free access to Adolescent SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment)curriculum, resources, and continuing education credits to nurse preceptors at placement sites of bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs. This resource is only available until September 30 with limited space. Complete the online application and access the free training and continuing education credits. Space is limited.
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