Colorado Nurses Association Continuing Education Advisory Council Members

2017-2019 Continuing Education Advisory Council

Connie Pardee PhD, RN
Nurse Peer Review Leader

Colleen Casper, RN, MS, DNP
Colorado Nurses Association

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

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 Continuing Nursing Education Advisory Council Member - Contact [email protected]

Membership Responsibilities:

  • Attend 75% monthly scheduled meetings in person or virtually 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
  • Collaborate with Nurse Peer Review Leader in determining appropriate action for applications and other requested material
  • Maintain confidentiality of applications
  • Collaborate with Nurse Peer Review Leader in developing, collecting, monitoring and evaluating Approver Unit Quality Outcome Measures. 
  • Collaborate with Nurse Peer Review Leader for continuous improvement of Approver Unit based on Provider feedback.
  • Submit a biographical data sheet to be kept on file at CNA annually