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CNA Call for Nominations for Annual Awards

July 18, 2018

The CNA Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018 CNA Awards which will be presented at the 2018 CNA Membership Assembly on September 15, 2018. Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • Margie Ball Cook Award for a CNA member who has  advanced equal opportunities in nursing for members of minority groups.
  • Sara Jarrett Award for a CNA member who has  contributed  to nursing practice and health policy through political and legislative activity.
  • CNA Leadership Award for a CNA member  who has served as a leader in CNA through service on the Board of Directors or on a committee or task force.
  • CNA Emerging Leader Award for a CNA member  who has been a nurse for no more than ten years and who is emerging as a leader in CNA or a DNA.
  • Carol O’Meara Award for a CNA member who has made sustained contributions to CNA.

Nominations will also be accepted for the CNA Hall of Fame. The CNA Hall of Fame was established in 2004 to honor CNA  Members whose dedication and achievements have significantly affected the Colorado nursing profession. Nominees for the Hall of Fame may be living or deceased. Criteria for the Hall of Fame are:

  1. The nominee must have demonstrated leadership that affected the health and/or social history of Colorado through sustained, lifelong contributions in or to nursing practice, education, administration, research, economics or literature. 
  2. The achievements of the nominee must have enduring value to nursing beyond the nominee’s lifetime.
  1. The nominee must have been prepared in a formal nursing program.
  2. The nominee must have worked in or represented Colorado.
  3. The nominee must be or have been a CNA member.

To nominate  an individual for any of these awards, send a statement to the CNA Awards Committee which describes why your nominee should receive the award. Include the name of your nominee as well as your name and contact information. Please limit your statement to two double-spaced pages. Email your statement to [email protected]. Deadline for receipt of nominations is August 15, 2018. The Awards Committee may seek additional information regarding the nomination.

 In addition to these state level awards, each DNA is invited to designate a DNA Nurse of the Year.  Selection of the DNA Nurse of the year is determined by the DNA. DNA Nurses of the Year will be honored at the Awards Presentation at the CNA Membership Assembly. DNA’s should submit the name of their DNA Nurse of the Year, along with a statement about why the nurse was selected to the Awards Committee by August 15, 2018. Email information to [email protected]

Contact Carol O’Meara, Awards Committee Chair, at 303 779 4963 or [email protected] with any questions regarding CNA Awards.



Join the Next Health Nurse Initiative: Celebrate Civility

July 12, 2108

Although we enter the nursing profession to care and advocate for others, nurses are often bullied by patients, visitors, co-workers, and others in the health care setting. 

Consider these startling facts from ANA's Health Risk Appraisal:

  • Almost half of nurses have experienced aggression from a coworker at least once.
  • 39 percent of nurses have been the target of aggression by a superior.
  • More than 40 percent have been threatened by a patient or patient's family member.
  • One in four nurses has been physically assaulted by a patient or a patient's family member while at work.

Bullying, hostility, and violence can cause nurses to suffer physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. Starting July 23, for 10 days, Healthy Nurse, Healthy NationTM will share new tips and strategies to help nurses overcome these issues and make lasting positive changes in the workplace. Join now!


Due August 17, 2018 ANA Seeks Public Comment on Updates to Principles of Staffing & Workforce Management

July 12, 2018

Since the original 1999 publication of ANA's Principles for Nurse Staffingstaffing issues facing the profession have reached multidimensional heights in complexity. ANA believes that the interaction where care is given—the encounter between a nurse and patient/health care consumer, family, or community—is where staffing concerns need to be addressed and solutions developed. The Principles document affords a framework to help all nurses address questions about appropriate staffing levels, provide measurable criteria to assess the sufficiency of staffing and skill mix, as well as criteria for evaluating workforce staffing systems.
Please use this opportunity to contribute to ANA's focus on transparency and recognition of the important insights of public examination of its products. Feel free to share this announcement with colleagues, students, health care consumers, and other stakeholders.



August 9, 2018 A Second Colorado Rockies Healthcare Appreciation Night

July 2, 2018

Did you miss out on our the Colorado Rockies first Healthcare Appreciation night? Well you’re in luck because it’s coming back to Coors Field this August!
The Colorado Nurses Association has teamed up with the Colorado Rockies and will be offering those who purchase tickets through a limited-edition Rockies branded Healthcare Appreciation Lanyard! Each ticket purchased through this event will also donate $2 to the Colorado Nurses Foundation. Discounted tickets start at $15!
Come support a great cause with your friends, family and colleagues!

CNA Members  & Candidates Kyle Mullica and Annette Cannon Advance to November Elections

June 30, 2018

CNA Members and Candidates Kyle Mullica, (HD 34) and Annette Cannon (JeffCo Coroner) both won their respective party primaries this past week and advance to the November ballot.

Congratulations to both of them.

For more information, please connect via their candidacy links below.

Kyle Mullica

Annette Cannon

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