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Request for Bylaw Amendments and Reference Proposals

June 24, 2019


            The CNA Membership Assembly will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Bylaws Amendment Proposals must be in the hands of the Secretary two months prior to the meeting.

Please send your suggestions for amendments to me by July 21, 2019.  Do not worry about wording--just let me know what it is you would like to propose, and I will put it into appropriate bylaws language and format.

Reference Proposals

            Reference Proposals are also welcomed for discussion at the Membership Assembly. These proposals can be on any topic of concern to nurses that you seek CNA endorsement of. They should be submitted by August 31, 2019.

Here is the suggested format for a reference proposal: 

Format for Proposals for Action for CNA Membership Assembly 

Subject:           Title of Report

                        Action Report  or Informational Report  (Informational reports do not make recommendations or require action, do not include suggested activities, do not include fiscal impact estimates and do not have suggested champions).

Introduced by:



Suggested Implementation:

Estimated Fiscal Impact:


 Suggested Champion:

A sample proposal is available upon request.  Please contact Carol O’Meara, Bylaws Committee Chair, at [email protected] for any questions.  

Thanks in advance for your proposals!


SIM Ends, But the Work Continues

June 17, 2019

The Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) ends July 31 after four years of implementing an ambitious model to reform health care with the knowledge that groundwork has been laid for future success. SIM was intended to catalyze innovation across four pillars to expand patient access to integrated behavioral and physical health care and prepare providers for success with alternative payment models. It was an ambitious approach to SIM funding, and data shows that it is working as illustrated in stories below, through data published on the SIM website and in final evaluation reports, which will be available on the website in August along with the final SIM report to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The SIM website will be available as an archive for at least one year, and stakeholders are encouraged to use resources as frequently as possible. The SIM office will continue working with the Governor’s Office of Saving People Money on Health Care, which recognizes integrated care as a key component to improving outcomes and reducing or avoiding unnecessary costs as noted below by Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera. Connections made by the SIM office paved the way for a more collaborative approach to health reform and we thank you for your support and participation in this work. You have been a lynchpin to SIM’s successes, and we hope that these newsletters have provided you with a bird’s eye view of how SIM funding has led to the creation of resources for providers from payment reform to certification for integrated settings, increased access to whole-person care for more than half a million people and the list goes on. We’d like to take this opportunity in this, our last SIM stakeholder newsletter, to thank you for your help, support and guidance. Please continue to champion this work and raise awareness of the value and need for integrated care in primary care settings. We see this as a new beginning and trust you to carry the torch! 
Deadline today: Participate in Primary Care Payment Reform Collaborative
Apply before the end of the day today (June 14) to participate on the Primary Care Payment Reform Collaborative led by the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI). The collaborative, established by House Bill 19-1233, will develop strategies for increased investments in primary care to deliver the right care in the right place at the right time, and to help develop affordability standards. DOI encourages representatives from these groups to apply:
  • Health care providers, including primary care providers
  • Health care consumers
  • Employers that purchase health insurance for employees and employers that offer self-insured health benefit plans
  • Health insurers, including those that contract with HCPF as managed care entities
  • Experts in health insurance actuarial analysis
Data show that racial/ethnic minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals and other marginalized communities often experience barriers in access to primary care in Colorado, which is one of the reasons DOI encourages members of these groups to participate. Read more online.

Defending Your License: Strategies for Nursing Professionals July 11, 2019

June 14, 2019

Earn CNE credit* by Attending NSO’s Complimentary Webinar


NSO strives to provide you with risk management information to help your members reduce liability exposure and increase patient safety. We encourage you to share the following webinar information with your members:

Can’t make it to the live webinar event? No problem! Register to receive an email notification when the archived recording is available.

When: Thursday, July 11, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time   

Click Here to Register


According to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), in 2017, there were more adverse actions taken against nursing licenses in the U.S. compared to malpractice claims. The presentation will focus on providing strategies for nursing professionals to defend their professional license. A general overview of the way nurses can become involved in the legal system will be expanded to discuss the disciplinary process, role of nursing boards and duties, responsibilities and rights of nurses in the process.


  • Understand the role and authority of State Boards of Nursing and regulatory agencies
  • Describe the license discipline process and potential outcomes
  • Discuss possible outcomes of the disciplinary process, along with strategies to proactively protect your license


  • Jennifer Flynn, CPHRM, Risk Manager, Nurses Service Organization (NSO)
  • Susan A. Wagener, BSN, JD, HeplerBroom, LLC



To register, click here.


In order to earn CE credit for this event: Participants must (1) register, (2) attend the entire live event on 7/11/19 at 2pm ET, and (3) complete the post event survey evaluation. Only those who meet these requirements will be issued a certificate of completion. It is the responsibility of the participant to make accommodations for time zone.


Registered nurses who are unable to attend the live event will have access to the archived recording and will be sent an email post event with a link to listen to the recorded presentation. CE credit is not available for the recorded event.


To view other risk management information, please visit For additional information, you may contact NSO at 1-800-247-1500.


*This activity is eligible for CNE credit; see final announcement for specific details.


Provider Accreditation
This activity for 1.0 contact hour is provided by Lippincott Professional Development and jointly provided by NSO.


Lippincott Professional Development (LPD) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


In 2017 LPD was earned ANCC Accreditation with Distinction and was named ANCC’s 2017 Premier Provider.This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749 for 1.0 contact hours, District of Columbia, and Florida #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.

Serving 550,000+ nursing professionals for more than 40 years! 


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June 28 - Call for Members: Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice Revision Workgroup  

June 10, 2019

ANA seeks RN and APRN members to volunteer for the Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice Revision Workgroup that will convene in early August 2019. The Workgroup will meet two times per month via two-hour conference calls and via e-mail. For planning purposes, this work effort and required personal commitment are projected to last 12-18 months. Workgroup members will be expected to attend and contribute during scheduled biweekly conference call meetings, engage in additional small group discussions and writing assignments, and review and comment about reference materials and draft workgroup documents. More details and the application form are available at date: midnight on Friday, June 28, 2019.



2019 Call for Nominations for Appointed Positions on ANA Committees

May 30, 2019

The Committee on Appointments (COA), comprised of members of the ANA Board of Directors (board), is charged to recommend individuals for appointment to ANA boards and committees.  Every year, the COA disseminates a Call for Nominations for Appointed Positions to identify qualified candidates to fill various volunteer positions on ANA’s committees and subsidiary boards.  The ANA Board of Directors considers the recommendations of the COA and makes appointments based on its input.

Annual Nominations Process

The 2019 Call for Nominations for Appointed Positions on ANA Committees is now open until 5:00pm ET, Monday, July 1. 

The 2019 Call for Nominations for Appointed Positions on the ANCC Board of Directors is now closed..

Click here to view a list of 2018 appointees.

During the annual Call for Nominations, ANA members (C/SNA-ANA and ANA-Only) may nominate themselves and others for positions designated for registered nurses. Non-members may also be nominated and/or seek appointment to certain positions designated for members of the public.

Complete details about the appointments process, including applicable policies and procedures, are captured in the Guide to the Appointments Process (Guide). Nominators and prospective appointees are encouraged to review the Guide prior to submitting a nomination.

To learn more about the specific qualifications, responsibilities and time commitment required to successfully serve on each committee/board, please review the profiles provided in the box below.


For additional information about the appointments process please consult the Frequently Asked Questions document.  If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Leadership Services department at [email protected].

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