Nurses for Political Action in Colorado (NPAC) Contribute Here

Your contributions are needed to support Colorado State and local political candidates for November 2020 elections.

Your contributions will keep Nurses and our issues in the forefront of key Colorado candidates.

Contribution from Nurses, Nursing Students, and Friends of Nursing are encouraged.

NPAC is a non-partisan organization of Nurses interested in political action furthering Nursing & the healthcare needs of Colorado Legislative work.

Your financial contribution engages  you with NPAC members to decide who NPAC will endorse during the 2020 State Elections.


Mail to Laura Mehringer 7010 Broadway #210 Denver 80221 payable to NPAC or fill out this form to contribute online.

Please note: Contributions are not tax-deductible.

No CNA dues money is given to NPAC and elections. 



Are You Treating Yourself With Care?

See these short, helpful SELF CARE videos by members of SIG 31.



Colorado Nurses Association Advocates for Action

Colorado Nurses Association Seeking Feedback on Staffing Support 

We need to hear from you.

As providers we are experiencing expanded elective, non-emergent health care services, we want to be sure that front line workers continue to have the resources necessary to provide for safe and quality care for patients, while maintaining personal safety as well.

Additionally, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment is reviewing the licensing requirements for Colorado hospitals licensing and Nurse Staffing.

Please complete the following revised survey designed to inform Colorado Nurses Association leadership of what is working and what needs work to continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and assure workforce safety.

Colorado Nurses Advocates for Action: Nurse Staffing Regulation Survey

Thank you.

Colorado Nurses Association Wants to Support You

Colorado Nurses Association Continues Nurse Support Group

Colorado COVID-19 Nurse Support Group for All Colorado RNs and LPNs and Colorado Student Nurses

Colorado Nurses are on the front line dealing with the Coronavirus public health crisis.

Colorado Nurses Association will continue to offer voluntary support groups to aid in shared problem solving.  The group is facilitated by experienced RNs and APRNs and hosted through a HIPAA compliant telephone platform.

The support groups will continue Tuesday’s, 7pm – 8pm, MST and will run weekly until further notice.  

These groups are available at no-cost for all Colorado RNs and LPNs and Colorado Student Nurses. Peer support groups are not intended to replace treatment, therapy or self-help groups. 

To register, click here. Information collected through this link is confidential, and will only be used by the facilitator.


Register Here


"Now is the time to be diligent": Nurse urges Coloradans to follow safer-at-home guidelines 
 Featuring CNA Vice President Laura Rosenthal, DNP, ACNP

Denver 7

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Updates on future Government Affairs & Public Policy (GAPP) meetings will be posted here and on the calendar.


Save the Date: CNA's 2020 Annual Meeting and Assembly is October 17, 2020!

When: October 17th

Where: Virtual Only

Registration will open this summer! Please reach out to i[email protected] if you have any questions.



One in four nurses experience work place violence, such as physical violence, disruptive behavior, intimidation or harassment from patients, patients family, or hospital personnel.

For this recording, ANA worked with the iHeart political team as well Sarah Baca, an ANA and Colorado State Nurses Association member who attended our 2019 Hill Day and Membership Assembly, and who spoke passionately about the issue of workplace violence in a meeting with Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-1), who committed to supporting the relevant legislation following the meeting – a clear sign of Sarah’s ability to persuade on this important topic.

The 60-second advertisement articulates the prevalence and scope of the challenges that nurses face, and closes by encouraging listeners to learn more and get involved by engaging at ANA's microsite. This is a great way to build on the collaborative work completed following ANA's June webinar, where attendees have been encouraged to deepen their involvement by signing our #EndNurseAbuse pledge, taking the relevant legislative action, or both.



CNA Call for Volunteers 100 Nurses for 100 Legislators

The Colorado Nurses Association (CNA) Board of Directors, in partnership with the CNA Government Affairs & Public Policy Committee want you to become a Nurse Legislator Liaison.

Our intention with this work is to match 100 CNA members with Colorado's 35 Senators and 65 Representatives by connecting you personally with Senators and Representatives from your home Districts.  We want to build a strong, consistent voice of nursing in Colorado, somewhat akin to "When Nurses Speak, Legislators Listen".

If you are interested in joining this momentum, please submit your name and e-mail address to [email protected] or call us at 855 848 8970 for more information. 


Nurses rated highest for honesty and ethics for 17th consecutive year
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Journalists' ethics rating hits high of 33%, up 10 points since 2016


Do You Want to Impact Colorado Health Care Policy?

You can be a leader in shaping Colorado’s nursing practice, delivery of patient care, and access to health care.

Make your voice heard!

  • The GAPP on line forum, on CNA website, allows all nurses in Colorado to share your insight and influence policy.

 What is GAPP?

  • GAPP is Colorado Nurses Association’s Government Affairs and Public Policy Committee. GAPP drives public policy pertinent to healthcare and the nursing profession.

How do I get involved?

  1. If you are not already a member, become a member of the Colorado Nurses Association
  2. Set up your CNA website login and profile
  3. Log in as a CNA member → Hover mouse over Member Center →  In the drop down menu hover overGov’t Affairs and Public Policy → You will see  Gov’t Affairs and Public Policy Forum, click on that → Start Impacting Policy!

 GAPP needs and looks forward to your input. 

Your CNA Website

Members-- did you know you can interact with other members from your DNA or SIG online? Login and go here to start connecting!

How to Login

Username-- this is the email you gave ANA when filling out your membership application. Don't have an email? Call CNA at 720-457-1194 and they'll get you a username.

Password-- request to reset your password here.

If you need assistance, please reach out to [email protected] or 720-457-1194.

Did you know?

ANA processes all the membership applications and sends to CNA around the 10th of each following month. Once CNA receives this list, we update your profile on our website. Need a change or access to the website faster? Email [email protected] and we can make that happen*. 

*Please note, to make a permanent change to your profile, you must update your ANA profile.

  • Simply log on to “My ANA” at and you'll see a link in the blue section in the middle of the page to “Modify Profile.” By clicking on this link, you will be taken to a page where you are able to update your address, phone, email, and demographics. This will help assure you are receiving all the information and alerts that are included as a benefit of membership. Members can also reset their user name and password on this page.

  • OR email ANA here.

The Benefits of Membership

  • Personal & professional networking opportunities
  • A voice in the community through representation by the CNA lobbyists at the legislature
  • Up to 45% savings on ANCC Certifications
  • Subscriptions to the American Nurse and CNA Member News
  • Discount on leading nursing publications
  • Discounts on nursing continuing education
  • Special opportunities on liability insurance
  • Options for group medical, dental, life & disability insurance
Join Today

Peer Assistance Services, Inc.

Peer Assistance Services, Inc. provides confidential services to those in the nursing profession who may be experiencing physical, emotional, psychological, or substance use problems. The program accepts self-referrals and calls from those who may be concerned about themselves or others. The referral may come from a friend, family member, colleague, supervisor, self, or the Colorado Board of Nursing. Staff is available during business hours as well as after hours and weekends by calling the 24-hour information line (720.291.3209). You can contact Peer Assistance with general questions, concerns about yourself or a colleague, or to obtain community resources. Please contact Peer Assistance confidentially at 303.369.0039 for information or to schedule as assessment.

Click here for the PAS website.