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Colorado Nurses Foundation

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.

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Emerging Leaders Fund

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Females, all ages or age unspecified
Males, all ages or age unspecified

Description

A fund administrated by the Colorado Nurse Foundation with the intention of distributing funds annually to members of CNA identified as emerging leaders.

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Evidence of Program's Success

We provided $3,400 in funds for attendance at the American Nurses Association Membership Assembly.

Student Scholarship Program

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

Supporting nursing students through educational scholarships.

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Evidence of Program's Success

In 2018, 19 scholarships were awarded totaling $39,200

Nightingale Luminary Awards

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Females, all ages or age unspecified
Males, all ages or age unspecified

Description

The Nightingale Luminary Awards recognize nurses throughout Colorado who exemplify the spirit of the profession in the areas of Advocacy, Innovation and Leadership



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Evidence of Program's Success

We had 52 luminary award recipients in May of 2018 and from this12 Nightingale Award recipients were selected.

Grants & Funding

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Females, all ages or age unspecified
General Public/Unspecified
Males, all ages or age unspecified

Description

One of the ways the Colorado Nurses Foundation meets its purpose and goals is to provide funding for a variety of nursing education activities. Examples of funding for educational activities include support of the CE Day at the Colorado Nurses Association Annual Convention, support of the Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Multidisciplinary Research and Evidence-Based Symposium, support of the International Conference on Caring, support of The Children's Hospital Evidence Based Practice Poster Fair, and support of the Colorado Nurses Association New Graduate Education Activity and Job Fair. Requests for funding may be made by nursing and health related individuals and organizations.

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Evidence of Program's Success

A written report of the final outcome. For example 10 nurses completed the program or 100 were offered the opportunity to attend.

$3,750 in grants have been provided in 2018.

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