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Nursing Frequently Asked Questions
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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.

Program Information

Program/Board Members

Roberta Hills, Program Director

State Board of Nursing
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-7800  |  Fax: 303-894-2821  |  Email: dora_nursingboard@state.co.us

 

  • Bernard Joseph Franta, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, RXN, Board President
    Advanced Practice Nursing | Term Expires: July 1, 2025

  • Lori Rae Hamilton, MSN, RN, Panel A Vice President
    Nursing Education Program Director |Term Expires: July 1, 2026

Panel A:

  • Lori Rae Hamilton, MSN, RN, Panel A Chair
    Nursing Education Program Director |Term Expires: July 1, 2026

  • Karrie Tomlin, MSN, BSN, RN, Panel A Vice Chair
    Nursing Care Facility | Term Expires: July 1, 2025

  • Lenny Rothermund, LPN
    LPN Member | Term Expires: July 1, 2023

  • Hayley Hitchcock
    Public Member | Term Expires: July 1, 2026

  • Alissa M. Shelton, BSN, RNn
    Hospital Nurse| Term Expires: July 1, 2023

Panel B

  • Phyllis Graham-Dickerson, RN, PhD, APN-CNSacant  
    Professional Nursing Education | Term Expires: July 1, 2023

  • Brandy Valdez Murphy, Panel B Vice Chair
    Public Member | Term Expires: July 1, 2026

  • Diane Reinhard, RN, DNP, MBA 
    Nursing Administrator | Term Expires:  July 1, 2025

  • Nichele Bratton, LPN
    LPN Member | Term: July 1, 2025

  • Aecian Pendleton, RN
    Home Health | Term Expires: July 1, 2026

Nurse Aide Advisory Committee

  • Danielle C DiValerio, NAAC Chair
    Home Health | Term Expires: August 31, 2026

  • Remmy Moten
    CNA Representative | Term Expires: August 31, 2023

  • Victoria Harris
    Nursing Facility, CNA Supervisor | Term Expires: April 30, 2024

  • Jana Mussemann-Moore
    Public Member | Term Expires: August 31, 2026

  • Apollonia Williams
    Nursing Facility | Term Expires: April 30, 2024

  • Stacey Kjeldgaard
    Public Member | Term Expires: August 31, 2025

  • Nadra Gibson
    CDPHE Representative | Term Expires: January 1, 2024

Public Notices

Stakeholder Meeting - December 9, 2022

The Colorado Board of Nursing will hold a virtual Stakeholder Meeting on December 9, 2022, for stakeholders to provide feedback regarding proposed changes to Rules 1.14 and 1.15 to ensure the Board’s rules are consistent with currently accepted professional standards.  

 

Emergency and Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - October 19, 2022

The State Board of Nursing held an Emergency and Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to implement Colorado Senate Bill 22-116 (Concerning the ability of an individual to obtain an occupational credential through the occupational credential portability program); Colorado House Bill 22-1115 (Concerning the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program); Colorado House Bill 22-1284 (Concerning updates to state surprise billing laws to facilitate the implementation of surprise billing protections, and aligning state law with the federal "No Surprises Act"); Executive Order D 2022-032 (Directing State Agencies to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care in Colorado); and Executive Order D 2022-034 (Protecting Colorado’s Workforce and Expanding Licensing Opportunities).  

Legislative Updates
Meeting Minutes

Full Board Meeting Minutes

Panel A Meeting Minutes

Panel B Meeting Minutes

Nurse Aide Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

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