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Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

  • October 5
    Dementia all-day conference, Mankato
  • October 10
    Psych all-day conference, Courtyard by Marriott, Mankato

NOVEMBER

  • November 2
    Nurses Expo, Courtyard by Marriott, Mankato

Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

Southern Minnesota Nurses Presents

HIV/AIDS Update

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
5:30–7:00 PM
Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato
1025 Marsh Street, Rooms 0308/0310 (lower level)

Jolene Tietz, MSN, APRN, CNS has always wanted to be a nurse, to take care of people. She started out her nursing career as a new graduate in the Intensive Care Unit. She continued on to obtain a Master’s in Nursing and is certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. Jolene currently works at Mayo Clinic Health System, supporting the Emergency Departments in the southwest Minnesota region. She is passionate about improving nursing practice to benefit patients.

The presentation by Jolene will include integrating the use of essential oils and aromatherapy in nursing practice. Essential oils and aromatherapy are considered integrative therapies. The Minnesota Board of Nursing states, “Complementary and alternative practices and integrative therapies address health needs by promoting comfort, healing and well-being, and may be adjunctive or primary interventions in nursing care.”

1.2 Contact Hours provided for nursing in accordance with the Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements. Other disciplines may submit to their boards for one (1) contact hour.

Registration form: Essential Oils and Aromatherapy flyer

2017 South Central Community Based Initiative Psychiatric Conference

Attached below is the brochure and registration for the 2017 South Central Community Based Initiative (SCCBI) Psychiatric Conference, “Current Trends and Topics in Adult Mental Health.” It will be held on Tuesday, October 10, at the Courtyard by Marriott in Mankato. Registration is just $99 and includes materials, light breakfast and lunch on site. 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 Sara Emich by telephone at 507-304-4407 or via email at Sara.Emich@blueearthcountymn.gov.

2017 SCCBI Psychiatric Conference brochure (PDF)

Financial Safety and Autonomy in Family Systems presentation

Southern Minnesota Nurses Presents

Conversation Tools to Use:
Financial Safety and Autonomy
in Family Systems

Thursday, September 14, 2017
5:00–7:30 PM
Jackson Student Center, Gustavus Adolphus College
Saint Peter, MN 56082

Marit Peterson, J.D. is the program director for the Minnesota Elder Justice Center.  Before joining MEJC, Marit practiced Elder Law in the Twin Cities metro.  She is also adjunct faculty in philosophy at Augsburg College, where she teaches ethics and bioethics in the Augsburg Adult Undergraduate program.  Marit currently participates in the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section on the Governing Council, and Probate and Trust Section. This presentation will explore ways to start conversations within our own and our clients’ families, particularly related to financial safety and decision-making. We’ll examine best practices to prevent financial exploitation, and some strategies to use to discuss common challenges faced by families around financial decision-making.

1.2 Contact Hours provided for nursing in accordance with the Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements. Other disciplines may submit to their boards for one (1) contact hour.

Registration form: Financial Safety and Autonomy flyer

HIV/AIDS Update presentation at MCHS, Mankato

Southern Minnesota Nurses Presents

HIV/AIDS Update

Thursday, August 24, 2017
5:30–7:00 PM
Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato
1025 Marsh Street, Rooms 0308/0310 (lower level)

Thiha Tin, M.D., DTM&H works as a consultant, Infectious Diseases at Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato at the Specialty Clinic. He obtained his medical degree from the Institute of Medicine Rangoon, Burma and a diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from Mahidol University Bangkok, Thailand. After obtaining his medical degree, he worked as a medical officer/clinical researcher in Burma and Thailand for United Nations sponsored projects. He has Board Certification through the American Board of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and special interests in HIV, infections in immune-compromised hosts and international medicine. The presentation by Dr. Tin will include a brief background on HIV/AIDS, current treatment recommendations, disease statistics and regional resources.

1.2 Contact Hours provided for nursing in accordance with the Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements. Other disciplines may submit to their boards for one (1) contact hour.

Registration form: HIV AIDS Update flyer