Susan Sepples Recognized With Nursing Leadership Award

OMNE has awarded its 2019 Nursing Leadership Award to Susan Sepples PhD, MSN, RN. Su is a practicing critical care nurse, a community and home health advocate and an expert teacher with over 30 years bedside care, 20 years in community work and over 20 years in the classroom.

Her scholarly work focused on nursing workforce both from the academic viewpoint and from a practice viewpoint.

Su has led the collection of statewide nursing program data for many years. This information is critical to our ability to address Maine’s nursing workforce challenge. Su recently testified on legislation to fund the nurse faculty loan repayment program. Her testimony was powerful and impactful providing the committee data on the challenge of nursing faculty in Maine.

Su is a leader in many Maine Nursing initiatives including Maine Nursing Action Coalition that helped develop the nursing workforce supply and demand forecast for Maine with NEONI.

You are Invited to the 2019 Nurse’s Day Tea

Kappa Zeta and Omicron Xi, Maine’s two at-large chapters of Sigma (the International Honor Society of Nursing), in partnership with ANA-Maine, cordially invite you to the annual Nurses’ Tea on Monday, May 13, 2019, from 2-3:30 PM at the Blaine House Governor’s Mansion, 192 State Street, Augusta, ME.

This year’s program will prelude the bicentennial Florence Nightingale 2020 international programs, scheduled to honor the visionary founder of modern nursing, 

Our program speaker is Lois Skillings, R.N., M.S., FACHE, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mid Coast-Parkview Health, a non-profit community healthcare system located in Brunswick, Maine.  Lois is a trained Emergency and Medical-Surgical nurse who earned her nursing degree at Northeastern University College of Nursing and her master’s degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Southern Maine.  She is a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow.

Please RSVP to Juliana L’Heureux at [email protected].  Please limit participants to no more than 2 from each organization.

2018 OMNE Leadership Achievement Award Recipient Announced

Norma Munn, RN,C, BSN, Nurse Manager at Redington-Fairview General Hospital was the recipient of the 2018 OMNE Leadership Achievement Award.

Norma was recognized by her peers because she promotes the role of nursing leadership, promotes the enhancement of patient care, acts as a resource to OMNE members, promotes the unification of nursing in Maine and communicated with others on nursing and patient care issues.

Call for Presentations – 2019 Maine Nursing Summit

Augusta Civic Center
March 13, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

The upcoming OMNE Nursing Summit will be held Wednesday March 13, 2019 at the Augusta Civic Center.

This event is an excellent opportunity to showcase your approach to contemporary issues. If you’ve got a strategy your employing that you’re willing to share, either with a poster presentation or from the podium, please get in touch. Your colleagues across the state are anxious to learn of potentially replicable strategies.  Your work may be early in design, pilot phase, or full implementation.

This Summit is focused on efforts across the state that address issues such as workforce development, healthy work environments, and academic: practice and partnerships, team engagement, recruitment and retention, or innovation in team composition.   The Summit planning Committee extends an invitation to all who are interested in sharing their work.  We are very grateful to all of those willing to share their work.

Submissions need to be received no later than January 18, 2019.

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2018 OMNE Nursing Emerging Leader Award Recipient Announced

Pictured from left: Sherry Rogers, Jessica Mosher of Redington-Fairview General Hospital and Peggy McRae, OMNE President

Jessica Mosher was awarded the 2018 OMNE Nursing Emerging Leader Award at this year’s Annual Meeting, September 27 in Freeport.

Jessica was nominated by Sherry Rogers whom Jessica works for at Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan, Maine.

Congratulations Jessica!

2018 OMNE Annual Meeting a Success

The OMNE/ANA Maine Annual Meeting was held September 27-28, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport, Maine.

It was the 11th year OMNE has sponsored an annual meeting and the 4th year in collaboration with ANA Maine.

Over 100 nurses, nursing leaders and students from across the state were in attendance. A. Lynne Wagner, a Nurse Educator-Consultant from the Watson Caring Science Institute was the Keynote and spoke on “Cultivating the Future of Nursing in Turbulent Times”.

Several other speakers rounded out the 2 day event, along with OMNE presenting their Emerging Leader Award at the dinner.

See the 2018 Annual Meeting Presentations here

2016 OMNE Emerging Leader Award Presentation

I nominated Christa-Marie Magee, RN, BSN for the OMNE: Nursing Leaders of Maine Emerging Nurse Leader Award as she is the definition of our young, new emerging nurse leaders in healthcare. She is a Registered Nurse Clinical Manager at a busy MMP Internal Medicine practice in Falmouth, and at the same time is in school to become a nurse practitioner. Her leadership is exemplified by her role in the development of a pilot program that changes a care protocol and benefits older adults in Maine.Read More

Peggy McRae is recipient of the 2016 OMNE Nursing Leadership Award

Peggy leads a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals and is a positive role model with a strong trusted scope of influence. She is respected for her clinical expertise and routinely steps up to cover for other leaders. As a leader she guides with intent to assist others in growing and working together for optimal patient outcomes using evidence based practice.

Consistent with the mission of OMNE, Peggy is known for promoting sound health care policies within our organizations and at the state, local and national level. Her dedication to the health of our communities is evidenced by her active participation as a board member of New Beginnings, and the Red Cross, secretary for OMNE Maine, facilitation of heart attack and stroke awareness, instructor for BLS, ACLS, and dedication to primary & secondary cardiovascular prevention.

OMNE is proud to award the 2016 Nursing Leadership Award to Peggy McRae on June 23rd at the MHA Summer Forum in Rockport.

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