2018 Minnesota LPN Association conference announced


From the Minnesota Licensed Practical Nurses Association:

Enclosed is a copy of the new 2018 LPN Conference flyer. Please share, copy, pass around, forward, post, Facebook, Twitter – pass it on! We are excited about all the great topics and fun activities planned. So mark your calendar, sign up for time off at work, and plan three days of networking, socializing and meeting other LPNs from throughout Minnesota. Remind the LPNs in your department, workplace, cousin, friend, co-worker, a brand-new LPN, or a seasoned nurse, retired or just tired. We invite you all to come and see who we are and what we have been doing to further the visibility of LPNs.

See the attached flyer for a list of topics or visit the MLPNA website for more details and registration information.

Flyer: 2018 LPN Conference

Opportunities for Nursing Professionals

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing has shared a number upcoming opportunities for nursing professional. SMN does not endorse or sponsor these, but we’re happy to pass them along for your consideration.

Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference
June 7-9, 2017 | The Commons Hotel, Minneapolis

The conference brings together professionals from nursing practice, education, research, policy and industry to develop and implement a national plan of action to ensure nursing data are captured in electronic health records and that the data are available in sharable, comparable formats for research. The preconference on June 7 will teach participants about using nursing data for big data science and the role it plays in the global agenda for improving health and health care.

Doctoral Information Session
June 7, 5-6 p.m. | Online

Learn more about the Doctor of Nursing Practice and PhD programs at this School of Nursing during this webinar. Also offered June 20, July 10, July 26 and Aug. 10.

Introductory Workshops in Clinical Hypnosis
June 8-10 | Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth

This workshop will offer responsive instruction on the theory and applications of hypnosis in a clinical setting. Up to 20.25 American Nurses Credentialing Center contact hours offered.

Advanced Workshops in Clinical Hypnosis
June 8-10 | Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth

This workshop will discuss the role that hypnosis can play in facilitating attachment repair in patients with developmental arrests in self-regulation and identity formation. Up to 17 ANCC contact hours offered.

Integrative Health and Healing DNP Information Session
June 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Online

Learn about the Integrative Health and Healing specialty in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at this webinar. Also offered Aug. 1.

International Relationship-Based Care Symposium
June 19-23 | Hilton, Minneapolis

Join experts in compassionate care, leadership and organized development to identify strategies to improve interprofessional collaboration. Learn practical tools and actions to achieve committed partnerships, cross-departmental teamwork and cultural transformation. ANCC contact hours offered.

Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner DNP Information Session
July 11, 6-7 p.m. | Online

Learn more about the Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner specialty in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at this webinar. Also offered July 20, Aug. 9, Sept. 7 and Sept. 20.

Health Innovation & Leadership DNP Information Session
July 15, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Online

Learn more about the Health Innovation & Leadership specialty in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at this webinar. Also offered Sept. 12 and Oct. 10.

Doctoral Programs Open House
July 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. University of Minnesota Rochester

Learn more about the Doctor of Nursing Practice and PhD programs at this open house in Rochester.

Summer Institute in Adolescent Health
July 24-27 | Ties Conference Center, Falcon Heights

Birds, Bees, and Ongoing Buzz: Families Talking with Teens about Sexuality will discuss how youth-family connections and communication are keys to young people’s healthy sexual decision-making.

Lillehei Symposium: Progress in Cardiovascular Care
Sept. 7-8 | The Commons Hotel, Minneapolis

Gain practical knowledge of managing patients with a variety of cardiac diseases at this symposium through lectures by experts and interactive case discussions. Up to 16.25 ANCC contact hours offered.

Care Across the Continuum: A Trauma and Critical Care Conference
Sept. 22, 7:15 a.m.-4 p.m. | Crowne Plaza Hotel, Plymouth

Hear about new research findings and updates to standard-of-care guidelines that will improve the care and outcomes of those critically ill and injured. ANCC contact hours offered.

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).

Mankato Clinic Foundation awards grant to Southern Minnesota Nurses

Southern Minnesota Nurses (SMN)

January 24, 2014

Contact: Linda Rossow, Southern Minnesota Nurses President, info@southernminnesotanurses.org

Thanks to the Mankato Clinic Foundation, Southern Minnesota Nurses is receiving a $2,500 grant to be used for its 2014 Nurses Expo on April 10.

Through sponsorships Southern Minnesota Nurses is able to offer quality educational opportunities for its members and the community in southern Minnesota at reasonable costs. SMN appreciates the opportunity to partner with The Mankato Clinic Foundation in this endeavor.

Southern Minnesota Nurses is a non-profit organization created for nurses by nurses to offer opportunities for education, networking, scholarship and becoming involved in their communities. Members include RNs, LPNs and nursing students from the region. Meetings, educational opportunities and community events are open to members and non-members who are interested in the topics or events.

The Mankato Clinic Foundation provides resources to organizations and endeavors that effectively promote and improve community health and wellness. Since the primary focus of the Foundation is to support the health and well-being of the community, projects and programs supported include education and scholarships initiatives focused on health care, health education and wellness.

The physicians at the Mankato Clinic provide the majority of the Foundation funding as a means to give back to the community by providing support to organizations which strive to improve health and wellness. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis and are considered only through the application process. Applications can be obtained at mankatoclinic.com.

About the Mankato Clinic Foundation
The mission of the Mankato Clinic Foundation is to encourage and support the health and well-being of our community through initiatives that promote and improve community wellness. Annual initiatives made possible by the Mankato Clinic Foundation include community grants, scholarships for students pursuing careers in health, Project Kindness and Partnership in Health in Greater Mankato schools.