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OMNE Annual Meeting – Freeport

September 27 - September 28

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Cultivating the Future of Nursing in Turbulent Times: Resilience, Civility, Empowerment

This year marks 11 years OMNE Nursing Leaders of Maine has sponsored the Annual Meeting bringing nurses across the state together for this 2 day conference. In addition, it’s the 4th year we’ve partnered with ANA-Maine!
LOCATION: Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, Maine. Tucked away in the heart of Freeport Village, the Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown is your ideal destination among hotels in Freeport, Maine. Only two blocks down the hill from LL Bean® and perfectly situated within walking distance to over 100 upscale retail outlets and boutique shops. Featuring wireless high-speed internet access, 24-hour complimentary business center, and an indoor pool and hot tub.

Hotel Information
A block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn has been reserved at the special conference rate of $179 per night plus tax through August 27th. For reservations, please call the Inn directly at 1-207-865-1433. Register early, rooms are limited.

Cancellation Policy
Registrants who are not able to attend or send a substitute can obtain a refund of their registration fees. A written request must be received by September 14, 2018. REFUNDS WILL NOT BE ISSUED AFTER THIS DATE.

Additional Information
OMNE: Stephanie Budreau at 207-768-4301 or via email at [email protected].
ANA-MAINE: Michelle Schweitzer at 207-310-1629 or via e-mail at [email protected]. You may also visit www.anamaine.org.

Download the OMNE Annual Meeting brochure. 

Keynote Speaker:

Keynote speaker - A. Lynne WagnerA. Lynne Wagner, EdD, MSN, RN, FACCE, CHMT
Nurse Educator-Consultant for Caring Practice and Mentoring Programs
Facility Associate, Watson Caring Science Institute



Additional Speakers:

Day 1

Sarah Lawrence, MS
Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership

Lynne King, DNS, MSN, MS RN
Coordinator of RN-BSN Program
University of Augusta

Erin Stratton, PhD, MS RN
Asst. Professor
St. Joseph’s College

Kristen Anthony, MSN, RNC, NEA-BC
VP of Nursing & Pt. Care Services/ CNO
Mid-Coast Parkview Health

Day 2

Kim Esquibel, PhD, MSN, RN
Executive Director
Maine State Board of Nursing

Natasha Stankeiwicz, MS, RN, NE-BC, CCRN-CMC
Nursing Manager, SCU 2
Maine Medical Center

Margaret Anderson, RN, BSN
Nursing Director
Maine Medical Center

Amy Tardy, PhD
Case Manager
Medical Professionals Health Program


Business Meetings

OMNE Nurse Leaders of Maine
Margaret (Peggy) McRae, MSN, RN

Catherine Lorello-Snow, RN, PMHRN-BC

Conference Agenda

Day 1 – Thursday, Sept. 27

7:45 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast, Networking, Visit with Vendors

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome, Introductions
Peggy McRae, OMNE President & Catherine Lorello-Snow, ANA-Maine President

8:45 – 10:45 a.m.
“Renewing the Heart of Nursing for Self and Others: Sustaining Resiliency Through Caring Practices”
A. Lynne Wagner, EdD, MSN, RN, FACCE, CHMT

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Break, Visit our Vendors

11:15 – 12:00 a.m.
“Leadership with a Voice: Inspiring and Collaborating Through Intentional Communication”
Derek Ahl, MALS, Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Legislative Update with Lisa Harvey McPherson, RN, MBA, MPPM

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch, Visit our Vendors

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
“Co-Creating a Civility Manifesto”
Lynne King, DNS, MSN, MS RN, University of Augusta and Erin Stratton, PD, MS RN, St. Joseph’s College

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
“Adopting LEAN Methodology to Reduce Inpatient Length of Stay”
Kristen Anthony, MSN, RNC, NEA-BC, Mid-Coast Parkview Health

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Break, Visit our Vendors, Day 1 Evaluations

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
OMNE Business Meeting
Peggy McRae, OMNE President

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
ANA-MAINE Business Meeting
Catherine Lorello-Snow, ANA-MAINE President

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Hors d’oeuvres, Cocktails, Awards (Carriage House at Hilton Garden Inn)

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Networking Dinner

Day 2 – Friday, Sept. 28

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Day 2 Registration, Breakfast, Visit our Vendors

8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Diversion Trends noted by BON and Other Board Updates
Kim Esquibel, PhD, MSN, RN, Maine State Board of Nursing

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
“Does Medication Safety and Diversion Education Improve Medication Securement Practices in MICU Compared to Current Practice?”
Natasha Stankeiwicz, MS, RN, NE-BC, CCRN-CMC, Maine Medical Center

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Break, Visit our Vendors

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. “Update Health Professionals Program and Toolkit”
Amy Tardy, PhD, Medical Professionals Health Program


11:15 – 12:00 a.m. “Inpatient Trial of My Healthcare Journal”
Margaret (Peggy) Anderson, RN, BSN, Maine Medical Center

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks, Raffles and Program Evaluation
Peggy McRae, OMNE President & Catherine Lorello-Snow, ANA-Maine President


September 27
September 28
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5 Park Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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