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State Board of Nursing Stakeholder Meeting March 21 Regarding Delegation in Schools & Licensed Child Care Facilities

March 12, 2017

The State Board of Nursing will hold a Stakeholder Meeting on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, on Board Rule Chapter 13 - Sections 7, 8, 9. Stakeholder input is crucial to achieving the Department’s missions of consumer protection and effective licensure and enforcement, without unnecessary impediment to the economic market. Please make yourselves heard by joining us at the upcoming stakeholder meeting.
Meeting Information:
·        Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 10 a.m.
Three Ways to Participate:
1.    In Person: Civic Center Plaza, 1560 Broadway, Conference Room 1250C, Denver, CO 80202.
3.    By Written Comment: Please provide written comments for consideration via email to [email protected] by 5 p.m. on March 21, 2017.
Meeting Format:
Attendees may provide written comments, concerns, and proposals to the Board in advance, in person at the meeting, or following the meeting. Participants will be able to discuss topics brought forward during the meeting. Program staff will moderate the discussion to ensure there is an equitable opportunity for all stakeholders who wish to actively participate, and to ensure that comments and suggested changes are collected for the Board's consideration and future rulemaking.
Note: This meeting is not a formal rulemaking hearing.
Questions: Please send e-mail to [email protected]

ANA President Video with MSNBC

March 10, 2017

As you know, ANA delivered a Congressional letter and issued a statement to the media this week stating our opposition the House Republicans’ health reform legislation, the American Health Care Act (AHCA). More than two dozen national publications and TV news outlets have cited ANA in stories and interviews about the health care groups that oppose AHCA, including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Forbes, Politico, NBC News, Medscape and CNN. 

Earlier today, ANA President Pam Cipriano appeared on MSNBC with host Ali Velshi (see video below) and on Tuesday ANA was mentioned on CNN by host Don Lemon (see video below). We wanted to share this news coverage with you to illustrate the incredible impact of nurses! ANA will continue to work to ensure that nurses’ voices are heard during these important discussions about health care.

MSNBC Video Clip (Interview with ANA President Pam Cipriano)

Ali Velshi interview

March 10, 2017



SAMHSA MAT Prescribing: Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Update

February 28, 2017

This week, SAMHSA launched a new webpage explaining how nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) can begin prescribing the opioid-addiction medication buprenorphine. Prior to prescribing, NPs and PAs need to complete a 24-hour training and apply for a DATA-waiver. NPs and PAs who successfully complete the required training and DATA-waiver application will be able to treat up to 30 patients. Find out more about SAMHSA’s training requirements and waiver application process here.


Managing Smart Pump Alarms: A Patient Safety Program at Palomar Health:  February 13 webinar

February 6, 2017

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) and the AAMI Foundation are working together to offer a series of complimentary Patient Safety seminars to highlight how hospitals are addressing patient safety issues related to complex healthcare technology and in particular, infusion therapy.  Their initial webinar on managing smart pump alarms will be held Monday, Feb 13, 2017, 12-1 pm Eastern; to register:  Archived slide presentations will be available through AAMI’s Infusion Therapy Safety site:



9Health Fair Seeking Volunteers

February 1, 2017

9Health Fair is looking for individuals to contribute their medical skills to the community fairs that have been offered to Coloradans for 37 years.  If you are an RN, PA, MD or have other medical licensure AND you enjoy helping people with preventative care and health education than this could be the right volunteer opportunity for you

 Please contact Alexandra Andrews at [email protected] or 303-996-0989 to learn more about what you can do to help our health driven mission.

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