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Southern Minnesota Nurses Expo 2017

Registration is now open for the 2017 Southern Minnesota Nurses Expo, which will be held on April 27 from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter. Please note that registration is limited to the first 100 participants. The Expo brochure, which includes registration information, is below.

This year’s presentations include the following (subject to change):

  • Assessment of Spells
    Presented by Andrew Reeves, M.D.
  • Challenges and Opportunities: Preventing and Responding to Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation
    Presented by Marit Anne Peterson, J.D.
  • Medical Marijuana
    Presented by Tom Arneson, M.D.
  • Calcium & Vitamin D Supplementation: Best Practices for Our Patients
    Presented by Matthew Drake, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Bariatric Procedures 2017 / Long-term Followup of the Bariatric Patient
    Presented by Kurt Kennel, M.D.

A discounted rate for registration is available until April 18. If you pay by check ahead of time, please indicate somewhere on the form whether you want your check deposited right away or held until the event. (If nothing is noted to the contrary, we will deposit checks on receipt.)

Personality Disorder Conference and Community Resource Fair – May 19

Sharing on behalf of the Mayo Clinic Health System Social Services Education Committee (emphasis added to highlight CEUs available):

The Mayo Clinic Health System Social Services Education Committee invites you to “Personality Disorder Conference and Community Resource Fair” held at the Courtyard by Marriott, Mankato May 19th, 2017! Registration deadline for both the conference and to participate in the vendor fair is April 17th, 2017. Your organization is invited to be a vendor. Nonprofit vendor participation cost is $150. For-profit vendor participation cost is $250.

Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested including your nurses as nursing continuing education credits are available.

For more information or questions, please contact Callie Jones at 507-594-7335.

Brochure: Personality Disorder Conference and Community Resource Fair (PDF)

SMN does not endorse or sponsor this event and is providing this information only as a service for our members who may be interested. Please use the contact information in the attached brochure or above for more information.

Spring dementia event

Spring Dementia Event

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Registration begins at 9:00 AM
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
301 North Lincoln St., Redwood Falls, MN

Spring Dementia Event flyer

The Redwood Area Dementia Awareness Network is sponsoring this event for professionals, caregivers, and interested community members. The cost is $30 for those attending for CEUs and $15 for others and includes morning refreshments and a box lunch.

Presenters will be Debbie Richmond, BS, ACC (VP of Education & Outreach, MD/ND Alzheimer’s Association) and Dr. John Brose (Associated Clinic of Psychology, Co-Creator of the Dementia Care Certificate Program in Minnesota). A panel discussion will follow the presentations.

See the attached flyer at the link above for more about the presentations and registration information.

2017 Nurses Week banquet information

Please see the attached brochure for more information about the annual National Nurses Week banquet, which will be held on May 9 at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter.

2017 Nurses Week Banquet brochure

Bowl-A-Thon 2017 Update

This year our annual Bowl-A-Thon benefited three local organizations that provide services to area youth:

Our expenses for the event (bowling, meals and door prizes) totaled $900.78, and between registrations and undesignated donations we received $2,038, which was divided evenly between the three groups ($680 each). In addition, other donations were designated for a specific organization and in total SMN collected $980 for The REACH, $1,022 for Royal Family Kids and $730 for Camp Oz.

Southern Minnesota Nurses extends a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this event, including special thanks to Horizon Homes for sending six teams to bowl! Of course, we also are grateful to the many teams who came to bowl for Camp Oz, The REACH and Royal Family Kids camp. It was a fun day for all.

Photos from the Bowl-A-Thon have been posted to our Facebook page.