Fall 2019 Southern Minnesota Nurses Expo

Save the date for the 8th Annual Southern Minnesota Nurses Expo, which will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the Courtyard by Marriott Conference Center in Mankato. The Expo sessions have not been finalized, but keep an eye on the SMN website and Facebook page — we’ll post more details soon!

Post expires at 10:00pm on Thursday October 24th, 2019.

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8th Annual SCCBI Mental Health Conference

South Central Community Based Initiative (SCCBI) is hosting its 8th annual mental health conference on Wednesday, October 9, in the Centennial Student Union Ballroom at Minnesota State University, Mankato. This year’s theme has not yet been announced, but details are coming soon. For more information, please follow the link above to SCCBI’s website or see the attached brochure below.

Post expires at 6:00pm on Wednesday October 9th, 2019.

Camp Sweet Life opportunities

Camp Sweet Life Adventures, a summer camp for children with Type 1 diabetes, has a couple opportunities coming up that may be of interest to Southern Minnesota Nurses members:

  • On April 27, Dr. Rachel Singh (Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System) and Traverse Counseling and Consulting will be presenting information for families of children with Type 1 diabetes at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. The session runs from 2-4 PM. Student nurses from Minnesota State University, Mankato will also be on site for activities with the kids. See the flyer below for more information.
  • Camp Sweet Life Adventures is looking for staff for the summer camp, which runs from August 4-8. Training will be August 2-3. In addition to camp counselors, they also need medical staff, including nurses. See the flyer below for more information.

Post expires at 4:00pm on Thursday August 1st, 2019.

Finding older articles

Most of the articles on the Southern Minnesota Nurses website are time-sensitive. We automatically archive such posts when the event or opportunity described has passed. All of our articles can be found using the site search tool. Archived posts can also be found by clicking here or by browsing any of the categories listed on the right side of every page.

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).