FMH to Host Nursing Conference

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FMH to Host Nursing Conference to discuss magnet principles: a hallmark of nursing excellence.

FARMINGTON – The Ben Franklin Center at Franklin Memorial Hospital will host a nursing conference titled Magnetizing your Work Environment on Friday, September 26, featuring keynote speaker Gail Wolf, RN, MSN, DNS. The program will take place from 8 a.m. to noon in the Bass Room.

The program is an opportunity for bedside nurses and nurse managers to learn about magnet principles, which are widely recognized as a hallmark of nursing excellence. Research has demonstrated that a magnetized, high-performing work environment has a profound impact on nursing practice and patient care.

Keynote speaker Gail Wolf is the coordinator of Nursing Leadership and a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research includes organizational dynamics and team development and systems.

Wolf’s presentation will: define the four development levels of team; discuss methods for dealing with difficult people within teams; and discuss the forces of magnetism that are important at each team level. There will be ample time for questions and answers.

Tuition fee is $50 per person. Fee includes the program, continuing education credits, and refreshments. There will be no charge for Franklin Community Health Network employees.

More information can be found on the Franklin Community Health Network website at To register by phone, call (207) 779-2451.

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