Colorado Nurses Association

The Colorado Nurses Association (CNA) is the state’s professional nursing association representing all Registered Nurses (RN) in the state. It gives Colorado’s RNs a voice in public policy and legislation affecting nursing and health care in general. CNA is a constituent member of the national American Nurses Association (ANA).

The organization’s mission is stated as:

“The Colorado Nurses’ Association is the professional association representing Colorado’s registered nurses. CNA provides direction to and a voice for the nursing profession in the health care environment and the community. CNA advances the nursing profession by addressing nursing practice, public policy, education and workplace issues.”

CNA has divided the state into numerous districts. These “districts” are generally based on a couple of factors: geographic location or area of practice.
The districts are as follows:

  • District 2: Electronic communications (Can be joined from anywhere in Colorado. Communicates exclusively by email. No face-to-face meetings.)
  • District 3: Colorado Springs
  • District 4: Pueblo and Southeast Colorado
  • District 5: Grand Junction
  • District 6: Alamosa
  • District 7: Southwest Colorado
  • District 8: Greeley
  • District 9: Fort Collins
  • District 12: Boulder Area
  • District 16: East Metro Denver
  • District 20: West Metro Denver and Foothills
  • District 23: Northeast Metro Denver
  • District 30: Colorado Society of Advanced Practice Nurses (For Advanced Practice Nurses in all areas of practice: Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Anesthetists)
  • District 31: Colorado Society of Clinical Nurse Specialists in Psychiatric Nursing (Specifically for Clinical Nurse Specialists with specializations in mental health and psychiatric nursing)

Membership in Colorado’s Largest RN Association

CNA offers two types of memberships to Registered Nurses in the state:

  • Full Membership
  • State-only Membership

As the names imply, full membership makes you a member of both CNA as well as ANA. And the state-only membership makes you a member of only CNA.

Membership in CNA offers many benefits. There are opportunities to network with other nurses across the state (and nationally with a full membership). Nurses can develop their leadership skills through committee work and serving in elected offices within CNA (and ANA for full members). Additionally, members are eligible for free subscriptions to a variety of publications as well as significant discounts on numerous products and services from merchants both in Colorado and nationally.

Contact Information

To join CNA or learn more about Colorado’s largest organization for Registered Nurses, feel free to contact them using the information provided below for your convenience:

Colorado Nurses Association
2170 South Parker Road, Suite 145
Denver, CO 80231

Phone: (303) 757-7483
FAX: (303) 757-8833
Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm