Northwest Organization of Nurse Leaders News

April 2022 Leader Highlight

For April, our own Board Leader Lora Horn has selected Amy Monge BSN, RN as the Leader Highlight. Amy was selected by Lora for her significant role in developing standards, policies, and creating safe environments to provide care to COVID pediatric patients and their families with minimal resources to support the work in addition to her leadership talents over the last five years.

Amy, on behalf of the NWONL Board, congratulations for being selected for the Leader Highlight. You are part of an exceptional league of Nurse Leaders. We are looking forward to supporting your personal and professional leadership advancement!
 

From Lora,

"Amy Monge, BSN is an up-and-coming leader.  I have been able to see her demonstrate her developing leadership talents over the last five years. A recent example was seeing her quickly move into action at the start of the COVID pandemic. Amy played a significant role in developing standards, policies, and creating safe environments to provide care to COVID pediatric patients and their families with minimal resources to support the work.  These were not easy requirements, but Amy navigated them with rigor and determination.  As Amy continues her leadership journey, I feel it is important for Amy to engage and network with other leaders within the healthcare profession.  Therefore, I decided to sponsor Amy this year as a new member with NWONL. This membership will support her to expand her professional growth by fostering new leaderships relationships and providing her opportunities to further collaborate with peers and mentors."

About Amy:
 
Amy Monge, BSN is the current Nurse Manager of Medical Oncology at Providence Portland Medical Center. Amy earned her nursing degree from Washington State University in 2011 and is currently working on completing her master’s in business degree at Western Governors University.  Amy started her journey in healthcare in 2003 as a Certified Nursing Assistant.  For the past 12 years Amy has spent her time working as a staff nurse, preceptor, charge nurse, house supervisor, and assistant nurse manager in a variety of units. Amy joined the Providence Health System in 2018 as the PICU and Inpatient Pediatric nurse manager.  To expand her leadership experience, she accepted the nurse manager role in medical oncology.
 
Amy prides herself in having a relationship style of leadership and being a Servant leader. Amy loves connecting with her team and seeing them grow and supporting them to use theirs skills and talents to delivery excellent patient care.  Amy feels that the some of the functions of the nurse leader is to act as scientists, innovators, advocates, and educators.  Amy notes that “My role as a nurse leader is to be the nurses’ nurse”. Amy is very excited to see how healthcare continues to transform after the experiences of the last two years in a global pandemic.
 
Amy is a new sponsored member with NWONL and is looking forward in meeting other leaders across the northwest learning from them as well as networking with them. Amy is currently striving to create a balance between her professional life and her personal life. Amy enjoys spending time with her husband and their three daughters camping, at the beach, and making messes in the kitchen. In Amy’s spare time she enjoys reading, playing piano, and meeting up with girlfriends.