BANGOR—The Maine Nursing Practice Consortium (MNPC) will host their ninth Evidence-Based Nursing Conference, “Achieving Positive Outcomes and Promoting Efficiencies through Evidenced-Based Practice,” on April 10, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn on 250 Haskell Road in Bangor, Maine.
The MNCP was established in response to the current healthcare needs and practice changes in northern New England. The group is dedicated to advancing excellence in healthcare practice and promotes evidence-based practice as the foundation for excellence in healthcare resulting in positive quality outcomes benefiting patients and the community. Comprised of healthcare professionals and educators from clinical and academic settings, the consortium includes: The University of Maine School of Nursing, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Ross Manor; Eastern Maine Community College, Kennebec Valley Community College, Mid Coast Hospital, Husson University, Mayo Regional Hospital, Omicron-Xi Chapter-At-Large, University of Maine Fort Kent, Mount Desert Island Hospital, The Aroostook Medical Center.
Along with the co-sponsorship of the Maine Action Coalition and Sigma Theta Tau-Omcron-Xi Chapter-At-Large, the consortium is truly a representation from around the state and members have been working diligently to advance the practice of nursing and offer this all-day conference with speakers from around the country who have come to their knowledge and expertise. As it is every year, the conference is in direct alignment with the mission of the consortium. This year’s program will feature keynote speaker Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. Newhouse will be presenting: “Patient Outcomes & Evidence-Based Practice: What Do Learning Health Care Systems Have to Do with It?”
Additional speakers and presentations include: Lisa Harvey-McPherson, RN, MBA, MPPN: “Maine’s 127th Legislature-Nursing and Healthcare Policy: What Every Nurse Needs to Know,” Tracy Bonney-Corson, MSN, RN, MBA-H: “Nursing Today – Perspectives from Rural Maine Nurses,” David Prescott, PhD: “Healthcare Quality, Evidence Based Practice, the Affordable Care Act and Medicare,” Pat Hofmaster, PhD, CHC: “Measurement Matters,” Lynn Turnball, MHA, BSN, RN: “Emerging Bedside Leadership Through Integration of Core Competencies,” Myra Broadway, JD, MS, RN: “Nurses Celebrate the Maine State Board of Nursing Centennial Achievements,” and Erick D. Gabriel, CPT (P), AN: “Improving Critical Care Transport in the Combat Zone.” Conference participants will also have the opportunity to participate in an interactive forum called “Evidence in Action,” discussing how healthcare quality affects outcomes and promotes change to improve patient care.
The MNPC strives to improve care by enhancing the knowledge of today’s practitioners through collaboration and the provision of evidence-based practice education. For more information, contact Betsy Corrigan MSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Educator at MDI Hospital at 288-5082 ext. 1204 or [email protected]