2018 Spring Conference Returns to Point Lookout


April 25-27


Wednesday Kick-off Presentation  - Eva Quirion, FNP, Ph.D


"Compassion Fatigue"



Thursday Keynote Speaker - Ken Carpenter, Ph.D


"Strategies to Help Family Members with Substance Use Problems"


Full agenda and registration forms available mid January.





HIV Outbreak in Indiana Could Happen in Maine


    The federal Center for Disease Control has identified the Maine counties of Washington, Waldo, Somerset and Kennebec at being at risk of an HIV outbreak due to IV drug use, similar to one that occurred in 2015 in the state of Indiana.  The chairs of the Maine legislature's Committee on Health & Human Services recently wrote to MNPA's Pam Cahill expressing their concern so that nurcse practitioners would be aware of this possibility.  Here is their letter:



     Link to 2015 CD bulletin on Indiana outbreak           
     Link to NEJM article on the difficulties of coping with such an outbreak



When a provision of law or rule requires a signature, certification, stamp, verification, affidavit or endorsement by a physician, that requirement may be fulfilled by a certified nurse practitioner or a certified nurse midwife.  It does not expand the scope of practice of NPs and CNMs, so the signature must be relevant to work within their scopes of practice.  To view the actual law, click here.

Are you interested in Integrative Healthcare?

 MNPA member Kathy Coleman, ANP is a member of the Integrative Wellness Council of Maine.  She welcome's participation in the council's work from other NPs. Please check out the website.  ContactTisha Bremner, council chair,, or Meneah Haworth, for more info.
The Integrative Wellness Council of Maine is a group of like-minded medical providers and holistic health practitioners who are joining together in an opportunity to network and create a platform for continued community support and education of the ways in which complementary and alternative therapies may help our patients, clients, and students lead healthy, well, and whole live.

We would love to see more APRNs involved with the Integrative Wellness Council of Maine!