ANTs Definition and Policies

The Advocacy and Networking Teams (ANTs) are formed within the Colorado Nurses Association (CNA) with the purpose of connecting CNA members that possess similar interests regarding populations or specialties represented by registered nurses (RNs). The goal of these teams is twofold: 1) Networking within specialties and 2) Providing input to the Board of Directors (BOD) and Governmental Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) Committee as needed when pertinent legislation is introduced in Colorado.

The teams are comprised of CNA members in good standing.  Members can self-select to their teams of interest. Each team will elect a chair responsible for organization of meetings and dissemination of information to CNA BOD and GAPP Committee.  A team shall be composed of at least two members in addition to the team chairperson.  There is no maximum limit to team members.

Team Membership Criteria:

  1. Current CNA membership
  2. Interest in the population or specialty within each team
  3. Ability to devote time to regularly scheduled meetings and networking events

Responsibilities and Privileges:
Actively participating team members will...

  1. Provide input to GAPP and/or BOD on issues currently affecting populations and issues within team area of specialty.
  2. Consult with nurses in specialty areas and other partners when necessary
  3. Carry out activities that promote networking with nurses that have similar interests

Chairpersons Will:

  1. Conduct or designate an individual to conduct all meetings.
  2. Record and post minutes for each meeting.
  3. Will relay specialty reports to the Board of Directors prior to quarterly board meetings.  
  4. During the legislative season, may provide GAPP with input on legislation related to the team specialty during the regularly scheduled GAPP meetings as necessary.  
  5. Will work in collaboration with other members to hold quarterly networking events