2010 Annual Convention and Business Meeting

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Theme: Developing Environments For Excellence in Health Care

Held: October 22, 2010
Where: Senator Inn, Augusta, Maine 
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Margaret L. McClure

Dr. Margaret McClureDr. Margaret L. McClure is a professor at New York University where she holds appointments in both the School of Medicine and the College of Nursing. For almost 20 years she was the chief nursing officer at NYU Medical Center, where she also served as the chief operating officer and hospital administrator. A prolific writer and lecturer, McClure is internationally recognized as a nursing leader. Dr. McClure is best known for her work Magnet Hospitals: Attraction and Retention of Professional Nurses, which she co-authored under the auspices of the American Academy of Nursing.  She has recently completed, Magnet Hospitals Revisited, a compilation of work accomplished.

Also presenting: 

Debra Palmer RN, MS, is employed as a Nurse Educator/Project Manager at Mid Coast Hospital, she will address utilizing research data and getting started with nursing research. She has worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator, Research Education and Compliance Officer, Research Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Practitioner and Staff Nurse. Deb received her BSN from the University of Southern Maine and her MS from Northeastern University in Boston. She has served as the Principle Investigator in both qualitative and quantitative research studies. Deb is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the Journal of Nursing Management and Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing. She is a member of the American Nurses Credentialing Center Education Task Force where she served as an abstract reviewer. She has presented both nationally and internationally and has several publications. Deb is also Co-owner of Zebra Consulting, LLC, providing research, EBP and knowledge translation education and consultation for nurses and healthcare practitioners.  See her PowerPoint presentation.

The presentations will be concluded by Edward Latham, RN, FNGNA is the Coordinator of Dynamic Solutions at St Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston. He speaks of humanistic leadership in nursing including compassion and humor. He is a past president of the National Gerontological Nursing Association and was named a fellow of that organization in 2003. He served as a section editor for the journal, “Geriatric Nursing” and has been Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Volunteers of America Northern New England, a member of the Rural Health Consortium Geriatric Conference Planning Committee, and a founding member of the coordinating team of the Nursing Organizations Alliance, an alliance of 80 national nursing organizations.

Topics and Gues Speakers

Advance Nursing Practice Through A Humanistic And Evidence Approach

  • Getting to Magnet …A discussion about the history of Magnet. Trace the history of the original research with the researcher and author, Margaret L. McClure, RN, EdD, FAAN. She will share her original vision and research outlined in the book, Magnet Hospital’s: Attraction and Retention of Professional Nurses. The principles are as pertinent today as they were then. Margaret is an engaging and entertaining speaker.
  • Utilizing Evidence –Based Practice models. Debra Palmer, RN, MS will share the 5 steps of Evidence-Based Practice and how it can be applied to practice for improvements in patient care. Learn how to distinguish the differences between evidence –based practice, quality Improvement and research and how to apply this at the bedside.
  • Best Practices: Our path to the future. Margaret L. McClure, RN, EdD, FAAN will present her work discussed in her second book, Magnet Hospitals Revisited. Where is nursing today and what does the future hold regarding; education, practice and responsibility.
  • Humanistic Leadership, sustaining a positive nurturing work environment. Ed Latham, RN, FNGNA is a well known advocate for long term care residents and staff. He is passionate about the necessity of positive nurturing work environments. His message is always powerful and entertaining. Be prepared to laugh and cry but feel great on the way out the door. 

The Silent Auction continues as a part of the ANA Annual Meeting. All money received provides student Scholarship Funds each year. We would welcome donations from all who are attending the meeting, but will also pick up those from folks who are unable to attend. Past donations include pottery by a local potter(Blanche's daughter), a fresh apple pie, baby quilt, books, jewelry, placemats, napkins, pocketbooks and many other interesting objects. Please contact Blanche Alexander, bwa31@maine.rr.com or Penny Higgins, higgmill@gmail.com  

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