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APNA summer conference scheduled for July

Minnesota Psychiatric Nursing:
Where Crisis Meets Commitment

 July 22-23, 2016
Regions Hospital Auditorium, Saint Paul, MN

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the APNA Minnesota Chapter are co-providing a Summer Conference in Saint Paul on July 22-23, 2016. Topics include tobacco dependence treatment, de-escalation in mental health settings, and psychiatric emergencies of correctional patients. This conference is designed for direct care nurses, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Nursing Students, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Patient Care Assistants, Mental Health Associates, Emergency Room Techs, and other Health Care Professionals. A link to a printable brochure is below.

Friday, July 22, 2016
5:30 pm-7: 00 pm: Chapter meeting with light supper provided
7:00 pm-8:30 pm: Jill Williams, MD. Updates in tobacco dependence treatment. (1.5 Contact hours)

Saturday, July 23, 2016
8:00 am- 12:00 pm: Jill Williams, MD. Providing effective tobacco dependence treatments.
12:45 pm-2:15 pm: Steve Wickelgren. MA, LMFT, De-escalation in mental health settings
2:30 pm-3:45 pm: Karalee LaBreche, DNP, PMHNP/CNS-BC. Psychiatric emergencies of correctional patients
3:45 pm- 4:00 pm: Q & A and Evaluations (up to 6.0 contact hours)

Flyer (PDF): APNA MN Conference July 2016

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).

November 2014 board election results

The annual Southern Minnesota Nurses board election was held in November 2014. Linda Rossow was re-elected to serve as president for an additional two-year term from 2015-2017. Margaret Brewer will continue as a director with her new term extending through 2018, and Shari Comnick joins the board as a new director, also serving until 2018.

Complete information about the SMN board of directors can be found here.

Thank you for Children’s Museum donations!

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Thank you to everyone who donated supplies or money to the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. We had two carloads of supplies along with monetary donations.