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Nursing Home Administrator Rules Hearing Occupational Licensure

October 27, 2020

The Department of Regulatory Agencies - Nursing Home Administrators will be holding a rulemaking hearing on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020, 9:00 am on rules regarding Revisions to Rules 1.1 and 1.2. The hearing will be held at: 1560 Broadway, Denver CO 80202.

The purpose of this rulemaking is:  

The purpose of this Permanent Rulemaking Hearing is for the Board to consider adopting revisions to the rules to implement Colorado House Bill 20-1326 (Concerning an Expansion of an Individual's Ability to Practice an Occupation in Colorado through Creation of an Occupational Credential Portability Program).

If you believe there will be a significant negative impact on small business, job creation or economic competitiveness, you may request that the Department of Regulatory Agencies require the rulemaking agency to prepare a cost-benefit analysis of a proposed rule or amendment. This request must be made to the Department of Regulatory Agencies by Friday, October 30th, 2020.

You may also submit comments directly to the rulemaking agency for the agency's consideration during the upcoming rulemaking hearing.

We hope this information is helpful to you. Thank you for taking the time to participate in the rulemaking process.


Rural Clinic & Rural Health Clinic Meeting November 5, 2020 12:30pm - 4:00pm

Rural Hospitals and Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Meetings

Important Update to Rural Health Clinic Reconciliations and Outpatient Hospital Cost Settlements

Our next meeting is currently scheduled for Thursday, November 5, 2020, from 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The meeting is subject to change based on COVID-19 developments.

Please sign up to receive the Rural Health Clinic and/or Rural Hospital Meeting newsletters. Two weeks prior to the meeting, a reminder email will be sent. Agendas will be posted by close of business on Monday the week of the meetings.

Webinar Link:
Conference Line: 1-877-820-7831 Passcode 294442#

Rural Hospital Stakeholder Engagement Meetings 2020 

Updated Rural Community 2020 Meeting Schedule 


The State of COVID-19 Vaccine Development: What You Need to Know 

October 19, 2020

Vaccines play a significant role in preventing the spread of infectious diseases and in saving millions of lives worldwide every year. Now, faced with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, SARS CoV 2, an unprecedented effort is underway to quickly develop an effective and safe vaccine against COVID-19. 

This webinar is FREE for all nurses. 

Registration is required prior to viewing.

Register now and view anytime, anywhere starting October 26, 2020. 

A link to the on-demand webinar will be emailed to all registrants on October 26.

Click the button below to register for this webinar or all webinars in the ANA COVID-19 Series:

Registration is FREE for both ANA members and non-members.

Please forward to interested nurse colleagues.

Health care professionals will be early recipients of any approved vaccines. Now is the time to begin to learn what you need to know about these vaccines – information that is critical to your well-being and to the well-being of your patients.

Topics to be covered in this important webinar include:

  • How SARS coV-2 is different from other coronaviruses found in humans and the implications for vaccine development
  • The pharmacology of the top current Covid-19 vaccine candidates and what you need to know about how each works
  • Important considerations in the development of a vaccine that will protect individuals from the coronavirus
  • The current thinking regarding vaccine storage, administration, and other logistical challenges
  • Important strategies for improving vaccination rates for the Covid-19 vaccine

This webinar is led by Audrey M. Stevenson, PhD, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC, a nationally recognized nurse leader on vaccines and vaccination efforts.  Dr. Stevenson is currently the head of a major metropolitan health department’s COVID-19 vaccination planning and execution effort.

Don’t miss this opportunity to begin to learn information critical to the successful immunization of the US population against COVID-19.

Who should attend: All nurses in all practice settings

Additional information:  A link will be emailed to all registrants on October 26, 2020, so you can view the on-demand webinar at your convenience.


2020 Colorado Nurses Association Virtual Membership Assembly is Now Open For Registration!

October 17, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Over Zoom

ANA/CNA members participate for FREE
Non-members pay $25
RSVP/Registration is Required 
(deadline to sign-up is October 14th)
What is the function and composition of the CNA Membership Assembly?


The Membership Assembly:


  1. Shall take positions, determine policy and set direction on substantive issues of a broad nature necessitating the authority and backing of the official voting body of CNA;
  2. Shall adopt, amend and revise bylaws;
  3. Is composed of the Board of Directors, one registered nurse representative from each Organizational Affiliate, and the CNA members present.

Join us as for:

  • Bylaw Proposals and Discussion
    Current Bylaws
    -  Proposed Bylaw Changes 
  • Officer Reports
  • 2020 Award Winner Announcements
  • 2020 Board of Directors Election Results 
          and more!

Also engage in two breakouts (15 minutes each)-
  • Legislation/ Lobby Updates
  • Nurses for Political Action in Colorado Updates on 2020 Elections




ANA Launches Nurse Suicide Prevention & Resilience Resource Site

October 5, 2020

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is observed in September, but the need for awareness and resources is not bound by time or date. The American Nurses Association (ANA) is committed to meeting the needs of nurses by offering a NEW Nurse Suicide Prevention and Resilience Resource Site .
Research indicates that nurses are at a much higher risk of suicide than the general public. During this unprecedented time, nurses are struggling with mental health issues like fear, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress as they respond to COVID-19 and continue to care for all patients. Effectively managing these mental health issues are essential in nurse suicide prevention. 
To read more, access the resources and tools, click here.  

We encourage all nurses to check out the site, bookmark the pages, and share the resources with a colleague or a friend in need.  

Nurses, you are not alone.  Help is available.  Learn more here.

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