The Colorado Nurses Foundation is dedicated to improving health care and nursing practice in Colorado. The foundation was formed in 1987, as the Nursing Institute of Colorado. The mission of the organization is to advance nursing in Colorado through education, advocacy, and recognition.
The foundation was formed in 1987 as the Nursing Institute of Colorado. In 1998 the name was changed to the Nursing Foundation of Colorado and then later that year to the Colorado Nurses Foundation. The mission is the same as what it was in 1987, to support the accomplishment of nurses, promote nursing programs that advance the profession of nursing and recognize nursing excellence.