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November 3: The 2024 ANA Innovation Awards

June 12, 2023

The 2024 ANA Innovation Awards—sponsored by Stryker—are back and we’re looking for gutsy nurses with new solutions for improving health care! The ANA Innovation Awards offer a $25,000 individual award OR a $50,000 team award for nurse-led innovation that improves health, health care, or patient safety. Apply by November 3 and you (or your team) could be one of the lucky winners. Learn more and apply.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Practice-based Health Education Grants Program

June 5, 2023

The Primary Care Office is pleased to announce that Request for Applications (RFA)
#41324 is now open for applications under the second funding cohort.
Eligible applicants include private for-profit or nonprofit organizations that seek to
increase clinical practice-based training capacity and quality programs for health
professions students.  This includes healthcare employers, accredited education
organizations, health care education training programs, Colorado medical schools,
and ACGME-accredited residency programs.
Applications for Cohort 2 funding must be submitted as indicated in the RFA no later
than 5 PM MDT on July 31, 2023.
The RFA, attachments, and guidance documents are available on the Practice-based
Health Education Grants Program website.

Board of Nursing to Consider Comments at July 26 Meeting

June 5, 2023

The Colorado Board of Nursing at its April 26 meeting provided revisions to Policy 30-12: Licensed Practical Nurse Scope of Practice. The policy is designed to maximize the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) scope of practice and facilitate the expansion of the healthcare workforce in the state. 

The Board would like feedback from stakeholders on the attached revised policy.

The feedback provided will be considered by Board members for review at its July 26 full board meeting. Please submit your comments to the Board of Nursing email box  at [email protected]. Comments need to be submitted by July 3.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Program Director Roberta Hills at [email protected]. Thank you.


Risk Management Article from NSO

Workarounds: How nurse leaders can minimize their risks
Nurses must contend with many competing demands during a typical shift, often causing them to seek ways to compress everything they must do into a short time frame. In these situations, it can be tempting to engage in “workarounds”, subverting policies, procedures, and even standards of care to pick up precious minutes. This article will talk about the causes of workarounds and why they pose a risk to patients. This article will also offer suggestions for nurse leaders and healthcare administrators to help them cultivate an environment that supports nurses so they can deliver care safely.
This case study is currently available on the NSO website here.

Substance use disorders and drug diversion among nurses: What you need to know
Drug diversion occurs when a healthcare clinician, such as a nurse, diverts a drug intended for a patient for their own purposes. Clinicians may steal drugs to sell or to use themselves because they are suffering from a substance use disorder (SUD). This article discusses the incidence of SUD and drug diversion among nurses, the consequences of drug diversion, and recommendations for identifying and addressing SUD and drug diversion.
This case study is currently available on the NSO website, here.


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