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ANA Statement on recent Workplace Violence Tragedies

The following statement is attributable to American Nurses Association President Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN:

"Tragically, last week, three healthcare professionals were fatally assaulted in the facilities where they worked while caring for patients. On Oct. 23, two healthcare employees, Jacqueline Ama Pokuaa and nurse Annette Flowers were shot and killed in a maternal-child unit at Methodist Dallas Medical Center while caring for some of the most vulnerable patients. On Oct. 18, nurse June Onkunki was fatally stabbed by a patient in Durham, North Carolina.

We mourn for the individuals who horrifically lost their lives, and we extend heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims.

Please click here to read the full press release.

 

Join a CNA Advisory Group Today

Engage | Participate | Support | Educate | Learn

In an effort to bring more value to CNA membership, increase member engagement, and bring a larger voice to the nursing profession in Colorado, CNA has created 5 new Advisory Groups.

The CNA membership committee surveyed members to gain more information on the areas of nursing practice that are most desired for connection. The goal of these groups is to provide space for our members to connect with other like-minded members in the area that most fits their passion for nursing. These groups will serve as advisors for GAPP, the Board of Directors and others when determining position statements, legislative priorities, public comment, future legislative drafts, upcoming events, social media content, continued education and strategic initiatives of the organization. 

Based on the results of the survey, the following Advisory Groups have been created:

  • New Graduate (Recently graduated nurses who are in the first 3 years of their nursing career.)​
  • Rural Nursing (Nurses who work in sparsely populated and underserved geographical locations, including support for the unique challenges of rural care.)​
  • Nurse Educators/Professional Development (Ensuring the delivery of quality care to citizens by fostering and advancing the professional and educational development of nurses to the end that all people may have better nursing care.)​
  • Workplace Advocacy (Nurses interested in improving the workplace environment including areas such as violence, safe staffing and risk management.)​
  • Nursing Research (Nurses interested in all levels of healthcare-related research; health-related data collection that supports evidence-based practice and policy.)​ 

Whether you have a mild interest, are an expert, or looking to learn more, your participation and insight will bring value and success to these groups.

Join an Advisory Group!

CNA members and Student Subscribers are invited to join any of these groups. Not a member? Join now!

 

The Criminalization of Nursing Errors: What Nurse Leaders Can Do to Ensure Patient Safety, Support Staff, and Promote a Just Culture

October 24, 2022

An all-newfree On-Demand Webinar by Edie Brous, JD, RN.

An on-demand viewing link will be emailed to all registrants on or about November 2, 2022.

In today’s challenging health care environment, with high pandemic-induced nurse burnout and moral injury along with staffing shortages, adverse events and near misses are not uncommon. The recent case of RaDonda Vaught, who was found guilty and sentenced to three years supervised probation after mistakenly administering the wrong medication that killed an elderly patient, makes it clear that nurses can be prosecuted and face the risk of being imprisoned for errors. The efforts to develop a just culture within which nurses trust that they can and should report errors without blame are now in danger of weakening or being abandoned.

As a nurse leader, you are in a pivotal position to support your staff, promote safer systems, and develop a just culture within your organization.

An on-demand viewing link will be emailed to all registrants on or about November 2, 2022.

What your colleagues are saying about Edie Brous' recent ANA webinar:

“This was AMAZING. So informative and well presented."  Sharon Ponting, RN, MSN Ed., CNOR, RNFA

“Edie was so incredibly knowledgeable and kept me engaged. Excellent webinar!” Lacie Eldred, BSN, RN

”Excellent information that all nurses should be aware of. Thank you.” Isabella Alvarez, MA, BSN, RN

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

Registration is required for all viewers, including individuals and groups.*

 

Get Out The Vote: Nurses for Political Action New Endorsements for Elections

October 19, 2022

2022 Election Cycle NPAC Endorsements
The Nurses for Political Action in Colorado (NPAC) announces its endorsements for the 2022 November elections. Each election cycle, NPAC endorses candidates and elected officials who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the nursing profession and advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public, both at the State Capitol and in the districts that they represent. 

These representatives consistently support and work to enact the policy priorities of CNA members and the States registered nurses.  

  • These representatives consistently support and work to enact the policy priorities of CNA members and the States registered nurses.   

    • Meg Froelich, HD 3
    • Alex Valdez, HD 5
    • Julie McCluskie, HD 13
    • Marc Snyder HD 18
    • Eliza Hamrick HD 21
    • Tammy Story, HD 25
    • Meghan Lukens HD 26
    • Sheila Lieder HD 28
    • Shannon Bird, HD 29
    • Dafna Michaelson Jenet HD 32
    • Jenny Wilford, HD 34 
    • David Ortiz, HD 38
    • Ruby Martinez, HD 45
    • Judith Amabile, HD 49
    • Ty Winter, HD 47
    • Mary Young, HD 50
    • Barbara McLachlan, HD 59
    • Byron Pelton, SD 1
    • Nick Hinrichsen, SD 3
    • Dylan Roberts, SD 8
    • Tony Exum, SD 11
    • Lisa Cutter for SD 20 
    • Faith Winter, SD25
    • Julie Gonzales, SD 34
    • Annette Cannon, Jefferson County Coroner

    Additionally, N-PAC is endorsing statewide candidates as follows.  These endorsements recognize the specific outreach by Governor Polis and Lt. Governor Diana Primavera staff for their unwavering support and interventions to address hospital preparedness, including workforce shortages and in support of HB22-1401. 

    N-PAC endorses Secretary of State Jenna Griswold for her consistent leadership in removing barriers for all eligible voters to participate in the democratic vote in USA.  Additionally, she has personally and consistently reached out to CNA to determine what she can do to assist us throughout the pandemic.

    N-PAC also endorses Phil Weiser as Colorado Attorney General primarily based on his leadership in addressing opioid production and securing additional funding for behavioral health treatment. N-PAC also endorses Dave Young for Colorado State Treasurer, based on his proven leadership as Treasurer and previously with Colorado legislature.

Additionally, N-PAC is endorsing statewide candidates as follows.  These endorsements recognize the specific outreach by Governor Polis and Lt. Governor Diana Primavera staff for their unwavering support and interventions to address hospital preparedness, including workforce shortages and in support of HB22-1401.  

N-PAC endorses Secretary of State Jenna Griswold for her consistent leadership in removing barriers for all eligible voters to participate in the elections in Colorado.  Additionally, she has personally and consistently reached out to CNA to determine what she can do to assist us throughout the pandemic.

N-PAC also endorses Phil Weiser as Colorado Attorney General primarily based on his leadership in addressing opioid production and securing additional funding for behavioral health treatment. N-PAC also endorses Dave Young for Colorado State Treasurer, based on his proven leadership as Treasurer and previous work with CNA through the Colorado legislature.

 

Golden Ridge Surgery Center Hiring Events 10/17 & 10/20 (Paid Advertisement)

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Come and join us for our hiring events on October 17th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on October 20th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. where you will have the chance to meet our hiring leaders and learn rewarding career opportunities across our Community Built On Care! We offer exceptional career potential and outstanding benefits.
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  • RN OR Circulators - Salary range $35-$43.50 - with $10k Sign On Bonus for Full Time
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Come to our Hiring Events held on October 17th and October 20th and you may walk away with a job offer!

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