Southern Minnesota Nurses Expo 2017

Registration is now open for the 2017 Southern Minnesota Nurses Expo, which will be held on April 27 from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter. Please note that registration is limited to the first 100 participants. The Expo brochure, which includes registration information, is below.

This year’s presentations include the following (subject to change):

  • Assessment of Spells
    Presented by Andrew Reeves, M.D.
  • Challenges and Opportunities: Preventing and Responding to Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation
    Presented by Marit Anne Peterson, J.D.
  • Medical Marijuana
    Presented by Tom Arneson, M.D.
  • Calcium & Vitamin D Supplementation: Best Practices for Our Patients
    Presented by Matthew Drake, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Bariatric Procedures 2017 / Long-term Followup of the Bariatric Patient
    Presented by Kurt Kennel, M.D.

A discounted rate for registration is available until April 18. If you pay by check ahead of time, please indicate somewhere on the form whether you want your check deposited right away or held until the event. (If nothing is noted to the contrary, we will deposit checks on receipt.)

Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser scheduled for March 5

On Sunday, March 5, 2017, Southern Minnesota Nurses will hold its annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser to raise money for The Reach, Camp Oz and Royal Family Kids. This year it will be held at Victory Bowl at 203 S. Victory Drive on the Mankato hilltop.

Cost is $25 per individual (4-5 individuals per team), which includes two games of bowling with shoes, snacks and eligibility for door prizes. Friends and family members are welcome to participate. Teams that sign up by February 20 .

For more information and to register, download the attached flyer (link below). A cover letter and donation receipt form are also available for download below.

Bowl-A-Thon 2017 Flyer (PDF)
Bowl-A-Thon 2017 Donation Letter (PDF)
Bowl-A-Thon 2017 Donation Receipt (PDF)

Get out your 2017 calendars and mark these events!

Mark your calendars for these events that are coming up in 2017! More details will be posted when they are available.

  • March 5: SMN’s annual Bowl-A-Thon
    • Flyer and details coming soon!
  • April 18-20: 71st Annual LPN Conference in Saint Cloud
  • April 27: SMN’s annual Nurses Expo
  • May 9: Nurses Week Banquet (note change of date)
    • Details TBA


October 2016 SMNews is online

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The October 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).