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.

Download Call for Presentations


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.


2016 Maine Nursing Summit Presentations

Materials for the 2016 Maine Nursing Summit are available here for download.

Keynotes

Matt Whiat – “START WITH WHY

Janet Silvestri – “THE POWER OF GRATITUDE IN THE AGE OF COMPASSION FATIGUE

Abstracts

Gertrude Kent, RN-BSN, Maine Medical Center – “SAME DAY DISCHARGE AFTER PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION

Carol MacKenzie, RN, BSN, Lunder-Dineen; Taffy Davis, MSN, RN-BC, Franklin Memorial Hospital – “ADVANCING A TEAM-BASED, MULTIGENERATIONAL LEARNING CULTURE

Keri Holst, RN, BSN, St. Joseph’s Hospital – “SCREENING FOR SUCIDALITY IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM

Deborah Saber, PHD, RN, CCRN, Univ. of Maine – “CHANGES OVER TIME: SENIOR NURSING STUDENT EXPECTATIONS OF WORK & THE WORKPLACE


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