Colleen Morley-Wines, RN, MSN, CMCN Named Managed Care Nurse Leader of the Year

AAMCN names the 2010 Managed Care Nurse Leader of the Year

Online PR News – 07-December-2010 – – Richmond, VA - December 6, 2010: The Leadership Institute of the American Association of Managed Care Nurses (AAMCN) is pleased to announce the 2010 Managed Care Nurse Leader of the Year, Colleen Morley-Wines, RN, MSN, CMCN. Ms. Morley-Wines was presented with the award by the 2009 recipient and Director of the Leadership Institute, Cheryl Slagle, RN, CMCN, CCM, CCP at the Fall Managed Care Forum Pre-Conference on November 3, 2010 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This is the fourth annual Managed Care Nursing Leadership award given by the AAMCN Leadership Institute. The AAMCN Leadership Institute developed the award to recognize AAMCN members who have made outstanding contributions as a leader in managed care nursing, within their communities and through patient advocacy. Specific criteria were reviewed by committee members, which included: leadership skills, mentoring/coaching skills and examples, personal attributes and qualities, as well as nursing and leadership achievements.

Upon review, Ms. Morley-Wines exuded every characteristic the committee was looking for in a nurse leader. In addition to her active involvement within the association through participating on several committees and contributing to the quarterly newsletter, Ms. Morley-Wines encourages her colleagues on the value of membership and certification in managed care nursing. She has also demonstrated her commitment to mentoring and leadership by: assisting her staff with professional development and successful role transitions; developing a student nurse internship program structure; developing and presenting educational seminars; and has been a guest lecturer on the subject of Managed Care Nursing at South Suburban College and Lewis University.

AAMCN is a non-profit active membership association of Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Licensed Practical Nurses who are associated with managed care organizations across the country. AAMCN is dedicated to helping nurses become successful in their local marketplace and improve patient outcomes through resourceful, responsive leading-edge member services, education and communication. AAMCN’s mission is to be recognized as the expert and resource in managed care nursing; to establish standards for managed care nursing practice; to positively impact managed healthcare delivery through improved patient outcomes and to assist in educating the public on managed care.

Patti Hulcher, Executive Coordinator
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