Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser scheduled for March 4

On Sunday, March 4, 2018, Southern Minnesota Nurses will hold its annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser to raise money for the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of the participants’ choice. It will again be held at Victory Bowl at 203 S. Victory Drive on the Mankato hilltop.

Cost is $25 per individual (4-5 individuals per team), which includes two games of bowling with shoes, snacks and eligibility for door prizes. Friends and family members are welcome to participate. Register by February 23 to reserve your preferred time.

For more information and to register, download the attached flyer (link below). A cover letter and donation receipt form are also available for download below.

Bowl-A-Thon 2018 Flyer (PDF)
Bowl-A-Thon 2018 Donation Letter (PDF)
Bowl-A-Thon 2018 Donation Receipt (PDF)

2018 Nurses Week banquet

Please save the date for the annual National Nurses Week banquet, which will be held this year on May 10 at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter. The Southern Minnesota Nurses website will be updated when more information is available.

2018 Minnesota LPN Association conference announced


From the Minnesota Licensed Practical Nurses Association:

Enclosed is a copy of the new 2018 LPN Conference flyer. Please share, copy, pass around, forward, post, Facebook, Twitter – pass it on! We are excited about all the great topics and fun activities planned. So mark your calendar, sign up for time off at work, and plan three days of networking, socializing and meeting other LPNs from throughout Minnesota. Remind the LPNs in your department, workplace, cousin, friend, co-worker, a brand-new LPN, or a seasoned nurse, retired or just tired. We invite you all to come and see who we are and what we have been doing to further the visibility of LPNs.

See the attached flyer for a list of topics or visit the MLPNA website for more details and registration information.

Flyer: 2018 LPN Conference

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).

Mankato Clinic Foundation awards grant to Southern Minnesota Nurses

Southern Minnesota Nurses (SMN)

January 24, 2014

Contact: Linda Rossow, Southern Minnesota Nurses President,

Thanks to the Mankato Clinic Foundation, Southern Minnesota Nurses is receiving a $2,500 grant to be used for its 2014 Nurses Expo on April 10.

Through sponsorships Southern Minnesota Nurses is able to offer quality educational opportunities for its members and the community in southern Minnesota at reasonable costs. SMN appreciates the opportunity to partner with The Mankato Clinic Foundation in this endeavor.

Southern Minnesota Nurses is a non-profit organization created for nurses by nurses to offer opportunities for education, networking, scholarship and becoming involved in their communities. Members include RNs, LPNs and nursing students from the region. Meetings, educational opportunities and community events are open to members and non-members who are interested in the topics or events.

The Mankato Clinic Foundation provides resources to organizations and endeavors that effectively promote and improve community health and wellness. Since the primary focus of the Foundation is to support the health and well-being of the community, projects and programs supported include education and scholarships initiatives focused on health care, health education and wellness.

The physicians at the Mankato Clinic provide the majority of the Foundation funding as a means to give back to the community by providing support to organizations which strive to improve health and wellness. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis and are considered only through the application process. Applications can be obtained at

About the Mankato Clinic Foundation
The mission of the Mankato Clinic Foundation is to encourage and support the health and well-being of our community through initiatives that promote and improve community wellness. Annual initiatives made possible by the Mankato Clinic Foundation include community grants, scholarships for students pursuing careers in health, Project Kindness and Partnership in Health in Greater Mankato schools.