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SMN annual banquet on May 7

Southern Minnesota Nurses invites you to attend its annual banquet on Thursday, May 7 from 4:30–7:30 PM at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter to celebrate and honor nurses at all levels and in all settings — student nurse, LPN, RN, advanced practice, acute care, long-term care, educator, public health, et al. The evening’s activities offer you an opportunity for fun, relaxation and networking.

Come at 4:30 pm to talk with exhibitors from healthcare and nursing organizations. Sign up for door prizes. Fundraising items will also be available.

Download the brochure here for more information / registration form.

Supervision and Supervisory Ethics Conference

The Chesley Center on Aging Presents

Supervision and Supervisory Ethics

Featured SpeakerNancy Fox

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

South Central College Conference Center, North Mankato, MN

Registration Fees:
Early Registration (March 1 – May 26, 2015)
* Regular Rate:
* Senior and Student Rate (No CEs Provided): $50 Early Rate [Code: SSRNE]
* Primary Sponsor Rate (CEs Provided): $50 Early Rate [Code: SRCE]

Late Registration (May 27 – June 3, 2015 — no registration after midnight on June 3)
* All Late Registrations: $125 for all regardless of age or student status

For more information contact the Chesley Center on Aging at ccoa@mnsu.edu.

Online Registration:
To register online using Visa, Mastercard or Discover, please click here. To apply a code, click APPLY CLASS CODE.

Addressing Depression Conference and Community Resource Fair

Mayo Clinic Health System is hosting an all-day conference on Friday, May 29 from 7:30 AM–4:00 PM at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato to help you learn about the assessment and treatment of depression, discover local resources at the community resource fair, and network with colleagues. Conference topics will include:

  • Increasing understanding of depression etiology
  • Screening for depression
  • Assisting clients in developing treatment goals
  • Helping clients take ownership of the change process

More information and registration form can be found in the brochure here.

Mental Health Walk coming up on May 16

NAMI Mankato

Mental Health Walk

May 16, 2015
Start time: 1:00 PM

In support of NAMI Mankato (National Alliance on Mental Illness), we will walk from Grace Lutheran Church (320 East Main Street, Mankato) to Centenary United Methodist (501 South 2nd Street, Mankato). Support your community by joining us. Pizza, refreshments and stories follow the walk. Download the flyer below to help spread the word!

NAMI Walk Poster (PDF, 436KB)

Southern Minnesota Nurses Expo to be held April 23, 2015

The annual Southern Minnesota Nurses Expo will be held on April 23, 2015, at the Courtyard by Marriott, located at 901 Raintree Road in Mankato. Participants will be able to choose four (4) presentations to attend during the conference (7.2 CEUs). Scheduled topics include cancer, sleep, conflict resolution, back care, community health, weight loss, heart disease and more. Topics can be mixed or matched depending on interests.

The 2015 Expo brochure and registration form is available by clicking here.

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).