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CNA's Key Talking Points For The Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

October 11, 2017
Colorado Nurses Association (CNA) fully supports the immediate enactment of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) to assure consistent, safe, quality, nursing care for all Colorado residents.

  • The Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) was implemented on 7/20/2017 after the 26th state signed the multistate compact agreement.
  • Colorado is a member of the current Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) but has not yet joined the eNLC. Efforts are underway at the Colorado State Legislature to adopt legislation on or before 1/19/2018 to join the eNLC.
  • Registered Nurses who hold a Colorado Multi-State License on or before 7/20/2017 will be grandfathered into the new eNLC (if adopted by 1/19/2018) without having to obtain a federal background check or fingerprinting.
  • Those who obtained a Colorado RN license after 7/20/2017 will need to obtain a federal background check and fingerprinting to be able to obtain a Colorado and multistate license.
  • Many stakeholders including Colorado Nurses Association, Colorado Hospital Association, Centura Health, Kaiser Permanente and many others are supporting this legislation.
  • Colorado Nurses Association is working closely with legislative bill sponsors, Colorado General Assembly, Capitol Success (CNA Lobbyist), DORA, and others to educate, communicate, and collaborate in having this bill signed and immediately enacted into law by the 1/19/2018 deadline.
  • The next Stakeholder meeting will be held November 16, 2017 at the Colorado State Capitol and the Call for Action will follow that meeting. 
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What Have Duke Grad Students Learned About Colorado Health Exchange

October 10, 2017

Next Change Agent Chat: Friday, October 13, 12-12:30pm MT
Featured Change Agent: Duke University
Graduate students from Duke University are using CO APCD data to investigate the effect of Colorado’s health exchange on health care utilization and learn how the variation in exchange premiums across the state are affected by the interaction of market structure, selection, and location.
What have the students discovered so far? 
Is there a correlation between the Health Exchange and utilization?
Join our 30 minute #ChangeAgentChat on Friday, October 13th, 12-12:30pm MT, hosted by CIVHC’s Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts, M.D.Chief Medical Officer
Click here to register. 
Space is limited, so register today!

Advocating for Impact: Navigating the Executive Branch and Regulatory Process on Monday, Oct. 16

The Colorado Health Foundation Presents

October 10, 2017

Don't forget to register now the third workshop of our ongoing learning series: Advocating for Impact: Navigating the Executive Branch and Regulatory Process on Monday, Oct. 16. 
The workshop will provide details about Colorado's regulatory and rule-making process. Speakers will provide insight into procedures that Colorado state agencies follow when establishing rules and regulations, how regulatory advocacy can advance a nonprofit organizations' mission and tips on how to advocate effectively.
Location: Colorado Health Foundation, 1780 Pennsylvania St., Denver, CO 80203
Date: Monday, Oct. 16
Time: 3:30–5 p.m. Workshop
          5–6 p.m. Networking reception
Presenters for this event:
The workshop will help answer:
  • What are the legal parameters for nonprofit engagement during the regulatory and rule-making process? 
  • What is the process for Colorado state agencies to promulgate rules and regulations? 
  • How can engaging in the regulatory process advance an organization’s mission? 
  • What are effective strategies and tactics for influencing the regulatory and rule-making process? 
Seating is limited, so register now. Registration is open to staff and board members of nonprofit organizations. 
Mark your calendar for future workshops in this series including:
  • Wednesday, Nov. 8: Legislative Advocacy and Lobbying 
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6: Legal Advocacy and Strategic Litigation 
Questions? Contact Dustin Moyer, public policy officer, 303-953-3650.

DORA Stakeholder Meeting October 19, 2017

October 10, 2017

Greetings from the State Board of Nursing,

We will hold a stakeholder meeting to collect input on proposed changes to Chapter 2 of the Board Rules regarding the process and requirements for nursing education programs.

Stakeholder input is crucial to achieving the Department’s missions of consumer protection and effective licensure and enforcement, without unnecessary impediment to the economic market. Please make yourselves heard by joining us at the upcoming stakeholder meeting.

Draft Rules

Meeting Information

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 1 p.m. (MDT)

Three Ways to Participate

  1. In Person: Civic Center Plaza, 1560 Broadway, Conference Room 1250A, Denver, CO 80202.
  2. By Webinar:
  3. By Written Comment: Please provide written comments in advance or after the meeting. The deadline for receiving comments is 5 p.m., Friday, October 20, 2017. Please email  comments to

Meeting Format

Stakeholder input will be limited to discussion of Chapter 2. Attendees may provide comments, concerns, and proposals to the program in writing in advance, in person at the meeting, or following the meeting. Participants will be able to discuss topics brought forward during the meeting. Program staff will moderate the discussion to ensure there is an equal opportunity for all stakeholders to actively participate,and to ensure comments and suggested changes are collected for Board consideration and future rulemaking.

Note: This meeting is not a formal rulemaking hearing.

Jo Donlin

Director of Regulatory Outreach and Education

Director's Office


Free Members Webinar October 18 Moral Resilience

October 2, 2017

Type: Webinar
Date: October 18, 2017
Location: Online

Contact Hour


How do you provide strategies to strengthen moral resilience among nurses? Developing a moral resilience skill set ensures our workforce is healthy, resilient, and functioning at its highest capacity. We know there is an abundance of research supporting moral distress experiences in nurses. The goal is to reduce the detrimental effects of suffering, burnout, and poor patient outcomes by building moral resilience. Doing this provides a means to mitigate the negative consequences of moral distress by acting with reference to what is right and wrong, empowering ethical competence, and supporting well-being. Attend this webinar as a way to develop strategies to build on and strengthen your moral resilience.

Register Now!

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