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Nurses Week Banquet and Nurses Expo 2016

The 2016 Nurses Week Banquet and Nurses Expo will be held on May 5 at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter. The brochure for the Nurses Expo is below. For the Nurses Expo this year, we will be mixing things up and going back to one presentation per time slot. Bring your walking shoes – if the weather cooperates, we will take a short trek to the GAC arboretum for those who are interested during the lunch hour. The Expo will conclude and the exhibits will open at 4:00 PM to kick off the Nurses Week celebration and banquet. GAC student nurses will be hosting a student poster presentation in the President’s Conference Room that nurses can preview and complete a short evaluation for each student to earn more CEUs. A welcome to the banquet and awarding of door prizes will begin at 5:30, followed by the evening buffet at 6:00. Bring your friends, coworkers and yourself for a day of learning and fun! Come for the Expo or the Nurses Week banquet – or come for both! Hope to see you there.

SMN Expo 2016 Brochure (PDF)

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South Dakota Nurses Association (SDNA) Spring Conference 2016

South Dakota Nurses Association
Spring Conference 2016:
New Frontiers of Nursing

May 12, 2016
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The South Dakota Nurses Association (SDNA) has invited interested nurses in southwest Minnesota (or from farther away, if you like to travel) to attend their spring conference that’s being held on May 12 at the Orthopedic Institute Auditorium located at 810 East 23rd Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57105. Topics to be presented include the following (subject to change):

  • “Chronic Disease Management: Using Remote Monitoring to Enhance Well-Being”
  • “Integrating Telehealth Modalities into FNP Curriculum to Enhance Patient Outcomes”
  • “Primary Care in the Cloud”
  • “eCare School Nursing- Expanding School Nurse Access”
  • “Advanced Care Planning”

For more information, including the full agenda and the registration form, visit the conference page on the SDNA website. You can also download the brochure here.

Dual Diagnosis Conference and Community Resource Fair 2016

Dual Diagnosis
Conference and Community Resource Fair

Friday, May 20, 2016
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

AmericInn Hotel and Conference Center
240 Stadium Road, Mankato, MN 56001

On Friday, May 20, the Social Services Department at Mayo Clinic Health System is hosting an all-day conference to learn about the assessment and treatment of dual diagnosis, discover local resources at the community resource fair, and network with colleagues.

Conference topics will include:

  • Understand the assessment and treatment of dual diagnosis
  • Local resources for the dual diagnosis population
  • The continuum of care for the dual diagnosis population
  • Identify the basic clinical needs of the patient with dual diagnosis

More information and the registration form are here: Dual Diagnosis 2016 flyer (PDF)

For more information, call 507-304-7034.

Mental Health Walk scheduled for May 21

NAMI Mankato

Mental Health Walk

May 21, 2016
Start time: 1:00 PM

In support of NAMI Mankato (National Alliance on Mental Illness), we will walk from Grace Lutheran Church (320 East Main Street, Mankato) to Centenary United Methodist (501 South 2nd Street, Mankato). Support your community by joining us. Pizza, refreshments and stories follow the walk. Download the flyer below to help spread the word!

NAMI Walk Poster (PDF, 241KB)

January 2016 SMNews is online

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The January 2016 edition of SMNews, the newsletter of Southern Minnesota Nurses, is now available for download on the Newsletters page. SMN members can also watch their mailboxes for the printed version to be delivered in the next few days.

Addiction support available for nurses

The Nurses Peer Support Network (NPSNetwork) is a newly formed nonprofit organization in Minnesota for nurses who are living with the disease of addiction and seeking support in recovery and/or professional re-entry. If you are a nurse or know a nurse who is struggling with addiction or in recovery, please see the NPSNetwork website, visit their Facebook page, or download this brochure (PDF, 156KB) for more information.

Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 720 South Second Street in Mankato (map).