School of Nursing

Helen Peake-Godin MN, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing
Helen Peake-Godin MN, RN

Office

332 Masterton Hall, Portland Campus

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 780-4140

Credentials, degrees schools attended:
Spalding College, Louisville, Ky. (BS)
University of Louisville (no degree)
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (MN)
Boston University (coursework completed toward PhD – no degree)

Additional Scholarly Activities
October 2008 – Presenter (Abstract submitted with Professor Maggie Fournier). Integrating Environmental Sustainability into Community Health Nursing Curriculum
136th American Public Health Association Meeting. San Diego.
November, 2006 – Presenter. Community Partnership: Lessons Learned in Social Justice. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Boston.
October 2005 - Attendee: Teaching for Sustainability: The Casco Bay Project

Awards
2005 – 2010 Annual Report on Sagamore Health Center submitted to Maine Medical Center with request for continued funding (granted yearly)

Professional service (2005-2010)
2009- 2010 - Participant, Portland Public Health Local Health System Assessment Committee

1992 - present - Director, Sagamore Health Center

University Of Southern Maine Committees (2005 – 2010)
2009 – 2010 University Diversity Committee
University NEASC Accreditation Committee
2007 University Pandemic Flu Preparation Committee

College of Nursing and Health Professions Service (2005-2010)

2009 – 2010 USM SON & MMC Collaborative
2007 - Present School of Nursing Search Committee
2008 - present School of Nursing Search Committee Chair,
2006-2007 Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (Chair 2007-2007)
2005- 2010 Sustainability Committee (Co-Chair, 2006-2008 )
2005 - 2006 Nursing Structure Committee, Chair
2009 - present Diversity Committee, CONHP

Clinical practice areas
Director, Sagamore Health Center (Community Health and Community-Based Care)

Research Interests

Community / Public Health
Community-Based Health Care & Intervention
High – Risk and Vulnerable Populations

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

For 2012-2013, the USM School of Nursing had the largest number of first-time test takers of the NCLEX-RN exam, a licensing exam for US nurses, in the state of Maine. The group of 154 accounted for over 20% of first-time candidates and had a pass rate of 89.61% - surpassing the state average of 82.52% and national average of 84.3%.