Our very own Wendy Colon was recently elected President of the Colorado State Nursing Board! This state governing board is responsible for overseeing and regulating nursing in our state. They enforce the Nurse Practice Act, which defines the scope of practice for licensed nursing professionals. The board is also responsible for the discipline of nursing professionals when necessary. Board members are appointed by the state governor.
Wendy has served on the Colorado State Nursing Board for the past 7 years, and was appointed to her role twice by Governor Hickenlooper. The board then elects their own officers each year from among their 11 members. Wendy’s position on the board has been helpful for Platte Valley’s performance improvement goals, providing our hospital with unique insights. After serving the next year as board president, Wendy will reach her term limit.
“It has been fascinating to learn more about the Nurse Practice Act over the last 7 years, and about the practice of nursing itself,” said Wendy of her experience on the board. “It has been a great opportunity that I never expected to have, but it has made me a better nurse, and we have improved the ED department from the things I’ve learned.”