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Psychopharmacology for Nurses: 2016 Update

Southern Minnesota Nurses Presents

Psychopharmacology for Nurses: 2016 Update

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato (0308/0310 lower level hospital)
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Meal begins at 5:30, presentation begins at 6:00 p.m.

Amanda Schuh is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in the Behavioral Health Department at Mayo Clinic Health System. She received her nurse practitioner training and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Her research interests are related to resilience and mental health in military families. Her clinical interests include resilience, recovery from mental illness, and integrated behavioral health care. She will present an update on psychiatric medications.

1.2 Contact Hours provided for nursing in accordance with the Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements.

Flyer: SMN Psychopharmacology Flyer 2016-09

Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 10

The students in the MSU Nursing Learning Communities will participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 10 if you want to join them at Sibley Park. You can register for the walk and join the MSU team (Maverick Memory Makers, captain Amy Haycraft) if you choose, or make your donations directly to the Alzheimer’s local association. More info and the registration link are below.

2016 Mankato Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Saturday, September 10 at Sibley Park in Mankato
9am Registration. 10am Opening Ceremony & Walk
One- or three-mile route
Register online at http://bit.ly/24mt1Hn

You can also join the Southern Minnesota Nurses team for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on October 8.

Dementia Care Conference 2016: A “Positive Approach” to Dementia Care

The Chesley Center on Aging Presents

A “Positive Approach” to Dementia Care

Tuesday, September 22, 2016
South Central College, North Mankato, MN
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Teepa Snow is an occupational therapist working as a dementia care and dementia education specialist. She has over 33 years of clinical experience in the field of geriatrics and dementia care, as well as having provided care to family members with dementing illnesses. Currently, she has an independent practice as well as clinical appointments with Duke University’s School of Nursing and UNC-CH School of Medicine. She provides interactive and creative educational and practical hands-on training sessions to organizations and providers throughout the US and Canada. She has been actively involved in teaching and clinical research projects throughout her practice career.

Registration Information


  • Early Registration: $85 for all registrants seeking CEs regardless of age or student status if registered by September 18, 2016 at midnight
  • Senior and Student Rate: $50
  • Walk-ins: $150 for all registrants and based on availability of seating

Registration Link:


2016 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Southern Minnesota Nurses has again registered as an organization for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on October 8 at Spring Lake Park in North Mankato. Please join us and invite your friends and family to walk with us! Register online if you like or just join us on October 8. If you need more information, or if you’d like to participate but would rather not register, please email Linda so she has an idea of how many are planning to participate. Thanks!

August 2016 SMNews is online

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The August 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.