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.

October 2016 SMNews is online

SMNews Logo

The October 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.

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).