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The State Board of Nursing is responsible for enforcing statutes, rules and policies as implemented by the Nurse Practice Act, Nurse Aide Practice Act, and the Licensed Psychiatric Technician Practice Act. Board staff oversee education, licensing, and enforcement of nurses, nurse aides, and licensed psychiatric technicians. The State Board of Nursing oversees more than 110,000 licensees.
Kristine Reuss, PhD, RN, Board PresidentProfessional Nursing Education | Term Expires: July 1, 2023
Bernard Joseph Franta, Board Vice-PresidentAdvanced Practice Nursing | Term Expires: July 1, 2021
Sharon Devine, RN, MSN, Panel A ChairNursing Care Facility | Term Expires: July 1, 2021
Lori Rae Hamilton, RN, MSN, ModelNursing Program Director | Term Expires: June 30, 2022
Jerriann Lingle ZimmermanPublic Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2022
Krystal Nikole HernandezLPN Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2022
Kristin Waldrop, LPN, Panel B Vice ChairLPN (Rural Hospital) | Term: July 1, 2021
Brandy Valdez MurphyPublic Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2022
Adam Diesi, Hospital Staff NurseHome Health | Term Expires: July 1, 2021
Jake Benoit-Wylie, Nursing AdministratorHome Health | Term Expires: July 1, 2022
Tavia DruumondHome Health | Term Expires: July 1, 2021
The purpose of the Nurse Aide Advisory Committee (NAAC) is for the protection of the consumers of nurse aide care in the long term care and home health settings. Since the beginning of Colorado's statutory regulation of certified nurse aides, beginning in July of 1989, the State Legislature has granted the Board of Nursing the authority to form an Advisory Committee to assist the Board in the certification and enforcement of nurse aides.
The NAAC is comprised of seven members: a certified nurse aide, a licensed professional nurse or a licensed practical nurse who supervises certified nurse aides, a member who represents a home health agency, a member who represents a nursing facility, a member (employee) who represents the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and two members who represent the public. Apply to be a Nurse Aide Advisory Committee Member.
Nancy McKelvey, ChairCDPHE - LTC Health Facilities | Term Expires: February 29, 2020
John "Jack" Ruszcyk, Vice ChairPublic Member | Term Expires: August 31, 2018
Denise Hodgert, MS/HSA, BSN, RNNursing Facility | Term Expires: July 1, 2019
Victoria HarrisProfessional Nurse, CNA Supervisor | Term Expires: April 30, 2020
Annie NestorPublic Member | Term Expires: August 31, 2021
Danielle C DiValerioLPN Member | Term Expires: August 31, 2021
Shawna VigilCNA Representative | Term Expires: April 30, 2020
Meetings and rulemaking hearings are normally held at 1560 Broadway, Denver, Colorado. For specific dates, times and locations, please refer to the calendar below. Please note that meeting dates are subject to change and/or cancellation. If you need minutes from previous meetings not listed below, please contact the program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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