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.
On January 22, 2019 OMNE Nursing Leaders of Maine joined ANA Maine in recognizing Nurse Legislator Anne Perry at the State House of Flags.
In photo left to right: Donna DeBlois, RN, Maine Nursing Action Coalition; Anne Perry, NP, Legislator and Peggy McRae, RN, President of OMNE Nursing Leaders of Maine.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Materials for the 2016 Maine Nursing Summit are available here for download.
Matt Whiat – “START WITH WHY”
Janet Silvestri – “THE POWER OF GRATITUDE IN THE AGE OF COMPASSION FATIGUE”
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“