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Upcoming Events – Fall 2015

upcoming_eventsWatch the website and check the calendar of events for more details on the following upcoming events:

  • September 24 – Mankato Pediatric Respite Care
  • October 2 – Nursing Forum: “Pharmacogenomics: The Study of the Role of Genetics in Drug Responses” – 8 AM to 3 PM at MSU, Mankato
  • October 6 – Dementia Conference
  • October 13 – 2015 South Central Community Based Initiative Psychiatric Conference – “Standing on the Edge of the Abyss: Contemporary Issues in Forensic Mental Health” at the Courtyard by Marriott in Mankato
  • October 22 – Tina Kotulski will talk about her experiences with a parent’s schizophrenia – Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato rooms 0308-0310

Yellow Ribbon breakfast buffet to be held September 13

yellow-ribbonThe Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program of Minnesota will be hosting a breakfast buffet on Sunday, September 13, 2015, from 9:00 AM to noon at the WOW! Zone Family Entertainment Center, located at 2030 Adams Street in Mankato. Cost for the buffet is $12.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 5. Proceeds go to support Yellow Ribbon’s suicide prevention programs.

For more information or tickets call (507) 420-5689 or check out the event on Facebook. Click here to download a flyer to print and share.

Yellow Ribbon is a grassroots, community-based volunteer organization developed to serve youth and the communities that surround them, and to address youth/teen suicide through public awareness, education and training to help communities build new and/or strengthen existing programs.

2015 South Central Community Based Initiative Psychiatric Conference

Attached below is the brochure and registration for the 2015 South Central Community Based Initiative Psychiatric Conference, “Standing on the Edge of Abyss: Contemporary Issues in Forensic Mental Health.” It will be held on Tuesday, October 13, at the Courtyard by Marriott in Mankato. Registration is just $99. The sign-up deadline is September 30.

CEUs have been applied for Boards of Behavioral Health, Psychology, Nursing, and Social Work.

For more information, please contact Hanna Marzinske, SCCBI Program Coordinator, by telephone at (507) 304-4156 or via email at hanna.marzinske@blueearthcountymn.gov.

SCCBI Psych Conference Brochure 2015 (PDF)

Nursing Forum – Save the Date!

Pharmacogenomics: The Study of the Role of Genetics in Drug Responses

Julie Kittelsrud is a Nurse Practitioner at the Avera Institute for Human Genetics in Sioux Falls, SD, where she is a member of the personalized medicine team, and nurse researcher. Julie attended the 2014 Summer Genetics Institute at the NINR and is a PhD student at South Dakota State University. Her dissertation research is “The relationship of patient activation and medication adherence to pharmacogenetic testing in a severe mental health and chronic illness population.”

When: Friday, October 2, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Minnesota State University, Mankato

Cost: $49 half day/$89 full day; 5 Contact Hours available for full day

For more information, abstract submission and registration, visit the Nursing Forum website.


About the Annual Nursing Forum
The annual Nursing Forum helps nurses improve their practice. It offers nurses an opportunity to present research, learn from prominent healthcare leaders about timely topics and gain continuing education credits.

Presented by Mu Lambda Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Minnesota State University, Mankato and The Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society.



July 2015 SMNews is online

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The July 2015 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.