Care for yourself like you care for your patients.

You’re always caring for others. In 2017, vow to make your well-being a priority, too. Join nurses from across the U.S. for a 30-minute CE on the first Wednesday of every month with topics focused on you.

All Webinar Time’s:1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST/11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. MST

Each webinar is FREE for ONA/MNA members (with coupon code) and $10 for non-members.

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Healthy Eating / Healthy Holidays – Dashing through the days

dickerson-2Pamela S. Dickerson, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN- Director of Continuing Education Montana Nurses Association

Dr. Dickerson has been actively engaged in the practice of nursing for over 40 years and involved in continuing education for healthcare professionals since the early 1990’s. The focus of her work relates to developing, implementing, and evaluating educational activities to achieve quality outcomes in professional practice and delivery of care. In her current role, she serves as leader of the Montana Nurses Association’s accredited approver and provider units, where she is accountable for management of educational activities enhancing the professional development of nurses and other healthcare team members, as well as approval of educational activities provided by other organizations. Dr. Dickerson is originally a graduate of a diploma school of nursing and has earned baccalaureate and master’s degrees in nursing and a doctorate in health administration. She has been actively involved with the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation since 1995, where she currently serves as Commissioner. Dr. Dickerson serves as associate editor of the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, is author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed nursing journals, and served as editor and chapter author of a book on women’s health. She is a member of several professional associations, including the American Nurses Association, the Association for Nurses in Professional Development, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions. She was inducted into the Cornelius Leadership Congress of the Ohio Nurses Association in 2005, received the prestigious ANCC President’s Award in 2010, and was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2013.

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  • Criteria for successful completion: Complete registration and payment, attend the webinar, complete the evaluation
  • Conflict of interest: None for any planners or the presenter
  • Accreditation: The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)
  • Joint Providership: ONA and MNA
  • Expiration date for recorded webinar: 12/31/17


Worksite Wellness 

                                                                           Joey Traywick, RN, CMSRN

He is a Med-Surgical Certified registered nurse, working in the float pool at Billings Clinic and on the OBS unit at St Vincent’s. Joey does a weekly health segment on KTVQ called A BETTER YOU and is the proud dad of three kids and the lucky husband of one wife for over 17 years! Oh, and after last year’s convention, He is now teaching for HURST NCLEX review! Whew! Joey states “I LIVE to inspire my fellow RN’s as they inspire me every day” 



Cardiac Considerations for Nurses

     Lori Chovanak, MN, APRN, Chief Executive Officer of Ohio Nurses Association

I joined the Ohio Nurses Association in September 2014 as the Chief Executive Officer. I arrive to Ohio from Helena, Montana where I was the Executive Director of Montana Nurses Association and a practicing RN in Cardiac Cath Lab and Special Procedures. My passion for the profession of nursing is evidenced by my long time active involvement in our professional organization, activism in organizing members, negotiating employment contracts and representing members in my previous work settings, and promotion of advancing the profession through efforts at the state and national level. I bring energy and an intrinsic drive to promote and advance professional nursing in Ohio and nationally. I am a mother of two great kids. In my free time you will most likely find me running, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, and spending time with my family and friends.



Nutrition for Nurses

Jaime J. Larese, MS RDN

Jaime J. Larese, MS RDN is a versatile professional trained in journalism, human nutrition, food science and health promotion who coordinates and implements large-scale health programming and supports individualized care with corporate and non-profit wellness clientele.  Oversees expansion efforts to include spectrum of wellness services from blood screens, to provider-follow-up, to wellness education.  She actively collaborates with and manages wellness teams to deliver wellness initiatives to internal and external clients designed to reduce at-risk populations and deliver positive outcomes.  She is a passionate “foody”, outdoor enthusiast and lover of all furry animals.



Combating Stress

morgan-1Sally Morgan, MS, APRN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC

Sally Morgan has been employed at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus for 36 years and currently works as a perioperative nurse practitioner.  She has worked as a staff nurse, nurse manager, clinical nurse specialist, and director of the Magnet Program. Sally Morgan is the current president of the Ohio Nurses Association.  She has been an active nurse leader and has sat on the ONA board of directors since 2011. Morgan also chaired ONA’s Health Policy Council where she contributed to the work of several pieces of legislation that have successfully improved patient care and nursing practice law.  She serves as a content expert and is an active contributor with the American Nurses Association.



Women’s Health / National Fitness and Sports Month

Lucinda Cave, MSN, RN, BC

Lucinda is a Nurse Educator and CNE Primary Nurse Planner at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio. As a collegiate athlete, parent, and a nurse for nearly 40 years, Lucinda has always been interested in studying the health effects of exercise and fitness. She authors a monthly ‘Healthy Nurse’ blog for the Ohio Nurses Association website, and avidly participates in many forms of physical activity.  Whenever possible, she will choose bicycle transportation over driving her car.




Men’s Health / Cancer Awareness / Skin Health

nguhDr. Jonas Nguh, PhD, FACHE, FNAP, NEA-BC, RN

Dr. Nguh is a Professor at the Graduate Nursing Program with Walden University where he has a double appointment in the Masters in Nursing and PhD in Public Health program. Additionally he serves as chair of dissertation committee for PhD in Public Health program. Prior to joining Walden University, Dr. Nguh was the Chair of Graduate Nursing program at Kaplan University where he oversaw the MSN program and developed the curriculum for the DNP program. Prior to that, he was the Director of Nursing at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington D.C.

Dr. Nguh holds a PhD in Public Health from Walden University, a Master’s of Science in nursing from the University of Dundee in the UK, a Master’s of Science in Healthcare Administration from Strayer University and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Walden University. Dr. Nguh hold numerous fellowships including the American College of Healthcare Executive, the National Academies of Practice, and certification as Nurse Executive, Advanced from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Dr. Nguh is a five time national award winner for his work in community service and volunteerism. In 2015, he was honored by the National League of Nursing with the Lillian Wald Humanitarian Award, and the Outstanding Mentor Award from the Maryland Nurses Association (2015) and the Nurse of the year Award from (2012). Dr. Nguh sits on several healthcare boards including the regional chapter of, the Maryland Nurses Association, and the American College of Healthcare Executives (National Capital Chapter).



Healthy Sleep

Melanie M. Morris, MBA, BSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K 

Melanie obtained both her BSN and MBA from the University of Akron. She is the Off Shift Nursing Professional Development Specialist at Cleveland Clinic Akron General since 2005. Her prior experience includes staff nurse in med surgery, home care, and critical care for 11 years, Off Shift Clinical Manager of a 24 bed Level I Trauma Medical/Surgical ICU for 8 years.  She is Board Certified in Critical Care and Nursing Professional Development, is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Ohio Nurses Association, the Association of Critical Care Nurses, the Association of Nursing Professional Development, on the board of directors for the Greater Akron Area Chapter of AACN, and is President of the Pentagon Affiliate of ANPD.  She has been published in the Ohio Nurses Review, currently serves as an Ambassador for AACN, as an ONA Peer Reviewer since 2014 for individual activities as well as provider unit applications.  




wendyWendy Baughman

Wendy started her career as a music and theatre teacher in Southern California. Relocating to the Kansas City area, she opened a franchise in the point-of-sale industry. After building a successful business, she refocused her expertise in developing people and organizations. By working as an international trainer, speaker, and business coach, she enables others to realize their full potential.

Wendy has given hundreds of seminars to thousands of people. Her undergraduate work in theatre and music coupled with an MBA focused in behavior and organizational management, give her the ability to provide engaging and substantive learning experiences. Currently, Wendy resides with her husband in Southern Oregon, near Ashland.



Recovery/Work-Life Balance

shannonShannon Mattern, DEO, Communications & Professional Services Innovation

I’ve been with ONA since September of 2007. I started as the Director of Communications and transitioned to the IT Administrator in 2011 after ONA decided that we needed a dedicated IT person. I love technology and the move was a perfect fit for me. In 2015 I became the DEO of Communications & Professional Services Innovation, where I help develop and execute the strategic direction of our Continuing Education and Marketing programs. I continue to handle the behind-the-scenes parts of ONA’s website, manage our IT infrastructure, help staff and members with tech issues, and serve as a resource to staff and district associations to help them increase efficiency and solve problems.



Infection Control / Immunizations

beth-barkerBeth Barker, RN, BSN, Nurse Educator for American Academy of Pediatrics

My interests are in pediatric nursing, education, and increasing vaccination rates in the state of Ohio. Currently, I am meeting those goals by obtaining my Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Capital University in December of 2016. I have been accepted to the Fast Track Master’s Degree in Nursing at Capital University with a planned focus on education. I accepted a position at the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics as Nurse Educator in 2015, providing MOBI (Maximizing Office Based Immunizations), TIES (Teen Immunization Education Sessions), and AFIX assessments in 34 Ohio counties.

Prior to employment with Ohio AAP, I provided direct clinical care to patients and families within a pediatric office setting. I continue to provide direct clinical care within that office, keeping current on immunization administration best practices, and growing my knowledge and expertise. My background experience in office based practice, and immunizations will continue to be an asset in my pursuit of a Master’s Degree in Nursing with a focus on education.



Mental Health/Wellness

Nicole Poellet, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC