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Due September 112022-2023 ANA Mentorship Program Enrollment Deadline

August 19, 2022

The ANA Mentorship Program recognizes that although nurses share the same profession, we each have our own unique career goals and challenges. Through this program, we will filter potential matches to find an experienced Mentor for you. Completing the 8-month program allows you to go deep, to work on difficult challenges that can’t be solved overnight, all without feeling rushed. 

It gives you time to develop a meaningful mentoring relationship that you can lean on when times might be tough. If you’re ready to chart your own professional path with the guidance of a Mentor, dive into the possibilities of ANA's Mentorship Program by enrolling today! Enrollment period ends September 11, 2022.  

Thank You for Participating in CNA's Surveys!

As a form of gratitude for participating in our recent surveys, the “Special Interest Groups (SIGs)” survey and the “Planning Committee/Top 3 Concerns” survey, two lucky participants were drawn to receive a $50 Visa card as a thank you gift.  

We are delighted to announce Kelsey Dillinger and Emily Palmer as the winners. Congratulations! 

Thank you to everyone who participated in these surveys, CNA is grateful for your feedback.



Nurse Educator Research Participant Opportunity

August 23. 2022

You are invited to take part in a study focusing on political astuteness and self-efficacy of undergraduate nurse educators. The purpose of this study is to describe the political astuteness and political self-efficacy in undergraduate nurse educators and explore the possible correlation between political astuteness and political self-efficacy in the nurse educator. Additionally, the possible correlation between demographic factors and political self-efficacy will be explored. The political self-efficacy is an indirect measure of the nurse educator’s ability to teach health policy to undergraduate nursing students and the results of this study can be used to improve content delivery to your students.

Because many programs thread policy and legal content through their program, I am asking you to participate in this study even if you do not explicitly teach health policy courses.

Participation in this study involves completing two surveys as well as providing some demographic information including your level of education and years in nursing. I estimate these surveys will take less than 15 minutes to complete. The information is collected in a confidential manner without identification of you or your school.

Inclusion criteria include:

  1. Nurse educators in the United States employed full-time or at least 50% part-time in a nationally accredited nursing program.

  2. Although they may hold some administrative duties in the nursing school, these faculty spend greater than 50% of their workload instructing undergraduate nursing students.

  3. Nurse educators must be teaching undergraduate nursing content using face to face, online, or hybrid modalities. This includes classroom or didactic and clinical courses

  4. Nurse educators must hold a graduate degree in nursing.

  5. Nurse educators must be able to communicate in English.

Those faculty interested in participating can click the following link, which will bring you to the consent form and surveys.

Thank you for assisting with this important research.

Mark Longshore


CNA's Next Town Hall Meeting Thursday - SAVE-THE-DATE!

CNA will hold its next members-only Town Hall Meeting this Thursday, August 25 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Topics and discussion will include:

  • Key member updates;
  • Legislative review;
  • Review of Hospital preparedness and the role of nurse staffing committees.

Participation in the Town Hall Meetings is a member benefit of CNA/ANA.


Update Regarding the Implementation of Executive Order D 2022 032

August 17, 2022

On July 6, 2022, Governor Jared Polis signed Executive Order D-2022-032 directing the
Department of Regulatory Agencies – Division of Professions and Occupations’
“Division” to assist all impacted healthcare Boards/Director with promulgating rules

  1. Prohibit, unless pursuant to a court order, the production of information or data, including patient medical records, patient-level data, or related billing information, or expend time, money, facilities, property, equipment, personnel, or other resources to assist or further any investigation or proceeding initiated in or by another state that seeks to impose criminal or civil liability or professional sanction upon a person or entity for conduct that would be legal in Colorado related to providing, assisting, seeking, or obtaining reproductive health care (Please see EO D-2022-032 for delineated limitations);
  2. Allow Boards/Director within their lawful authority, to pursue opportunities and coordinate with each other to protect people and entities who are providing, assisting, seeking, or obtaining reproductive health care in Colorado; and
  3. Ensure that no person shall be subject to disciplinary action against a professional license or disqualified from professional licensure for providing or assisting in the provision of reproductive health care or as a consequence of any civil or criminal judgment, discipline, or other sanction threatened or imposed under the laws of another state so long as the care as provided is lawful and consistent with professional conduct and standards of care within the State of Colorado.

Joint Stakeholder Meeting was held on July 22, 2022, to receive feedback from stakeholders regarding the proposed rules. On August 15, 2022, the following rules were adopted on an emergency basis and took effect the same day:

Draft rules will be presented to all of the other Boards during the next regularly scheduled Board meetings for review and consideration. Please visit your Board's website under the "Public Notices" tab to review when your Board will consider adopting these rules on an emergency and permanent basis in compliance with Executive Order D 2022 032.

If you would like to provide feedback regarding these rules, please send your written comments to [email protected]. These comments will be shared with the Director of the Division of Professions and Occupations, your regulatory Board, and other interested stakeholders. 


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