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PHNPC is currently looking for members to represent the following regions:

San Luis

Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis until all seats are filled.

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PHNPC Survey Results are in!

95.9% of respondants feel the role of public health nursing is
NOT fully understood. 
Read the other results here.


Mission of PHNPC

The mission of the Public Health Nurse Practice Council (PHNPC) is to provide a strong and unified statewide representation of public health nursing practice within Colorado and to promote recognition of public health nursing as a specialized profession. 

Vision of PHNPC

Public health nursing within Colorado is recognized and respected as an essential and integral part of the cornerstone of public health and the nursing profession.

Purpose of PHNPC:

  • To strengthen the profession of public health nursing by providing a venue in which public health nursing practice-related issues can be fully vetted.
  • To support collaboration and cooperation among public health nurses and other partners within Colorado. 
  • To partner with and provide recommendations to nursing decision-makers, policy-makers and academic institutions so that they may make informed decisions regarding issues that drive the professional practice of public health nursing.
  • To create an avenue for public health nurses to present practice related issues and topics for further examination.
  • To provide opportunities for public health nurses to be more involved with advancing public health nurse practice.

PHNPC Meetings

PHNPC Meetings are held every other month on the fourth Monday from 12:30 - 2:00.

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The current members of the Council are as follows:  

Council Member

Region of Representation

Term Ends

Executive Council Position

Tsering Dorjee CDPHE Sept. 2012  
Barbara Joyce Academia Sept. 2012  
Deb Center Center for Nursing Excellence   
Deborah Herrold CNA  Sept. 2012  
Brene Belew LaDue Northwest Sept. 2012  
Rebecca Persing North Central Sept. 2012 Financial/Grant Management
Barbara Wahl North Central Sept. 2012  
Carol McDonald North Central Sept. 2012 Secretary
Lauren Mitchell North Central Sept. 2012 Past Chair 
Michelle Wilson North Central Sept. 2012 Chair
Dawn James PHNAC/North East Sept. 2012  
Amy Guccione Member-at-Large Sept. 2012  
Open Co-Chair
Linda Archer South
Karen O'Brien North Central Sept. 2012
Patricia Ford South West  
Robin Trujillo South East  
Jean Kelley West
Penny Grande PHNAC Representative



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