Category Archives: Events

74th Annual LPN Conference scheduled for April 21-23, 2020

From the Minnesota Licensed Practical Nurses Association:

I am happy to share the 2020 LPN Conference brochure with you.  Please continue to encourage LPN’s within your organizations, circle through work or friends. We have a great lineup of speakers and fun activities, socializing, networking and meet a lot of wonderful LPNs from all over Minnesota.

Enclosed is a copy of the brochure. we will again be in St. Cloud at the Holiday Inn and Suites.  April 21, 22 and 23. Please pass the word, we look forward to many new attendees this year.

Molly Fields,  LPN
MLPNA Board Member
2020 Planning

The event will be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 75 South 37th Avenue, St. Cloud, MN 56301. See the attached brochure for more information.

Post expires at 6:00 PM on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020.

Mark your 2020 calendars!

Southern Minnesota Nurses Events 2020

Out of an abundance of caution and concern re: COVID-19, the events below will be postponed until the fall. Please keep an eye on the website for updates as more information becomes available.

Tuesday, April 14 – 5:30-7:30 PM
New Ulm Medical Center, Auditorium 2
“What to do about Painful Flatfeet in Children and Adults”

Grace Ouyang, DPM is a podiatrist at New Ulm Medical Center. She is a Board Certified in American Board of Podiatric Medicine, Associate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics. Tonight’s presentation will focus on the treatment of flatfeet in children and adults.

1.25 Contact Hours provided for nursing in accordance with the Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements.  Other disciplines may submit to their boards for (1.25) contact hours.

Tuesday, April 28 – 5:30-7:30 PM
Jake’s Stadium Pizza, 330 Stadium Road, Mankato, MN 56001
“A Newcomer’s Journey – How Care and Compassion can Positively Impact the Life of a Person with Refugee or Immigrant Status”

Join us for an evening with Julie Hawker and Habiba Rashid, where Julie will share how she has partnered with community champions to develop unique programs that are meeting the needs of the immigrant and refugee communities and Habiba will share about the work her organization is doing in the area. Learn about the statistics and the history of secondary resettlements in the greater Mankato area, along with the critical role of Community Health Workers and how they help the newcomers navigate the health system, in addition to housing, food access, and transportation. Julie will also share how cross-cultural friendships can greatly improve mental health for all involved by eliminating isolation in older adults.

1.25 Contact Hours provided for nursing in accordance with the Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements.  Other disciplines may submit to their boards for (1.25) contact hours.

Tuesday, May 12
Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter
9th annual Nurses Week Banquet – “A night for celebrating nurses”

Save the Date: 2020 APNA Minnesota Chapter Conference

The following information is provided for your convenience. APNA Minnesota Chapter is not affiliated with nor endorsed by Southern Minnesota Nurses.

Mark your calendars for next year’s APNA Minnesota Chapter Conference!

APNA Minnesota Chapter Conference 2020
April 24-25, 2020
PrairieCare Institute
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Minnesota Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association is planning on offering the APNA Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention on April 24 and the Chapter Conference on April 25. More information is in the attached brochure (below). We hope to see you there!

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Post expires at 6:00 PM on Saturday, April 25th, 2020.

2020 Pain Management Conference: Save the date!

UPDATE: The 2020 Pain Management Conference is being postponed until the fall due to lack of speaker availability. Please check back periodically for updates.

Mark your calendars! Advanced Pain Management invites you to the annual Pain Management Conference, which will be held on March 24, 2020, at the Courtyard by Marriott in Mankato. Presenters will be Dr. Ifechi Anyadioha and Ruth Vortherms, CNP from Advanced Pain Management. For more info call Ashley Brown at 262-402-7886 or email

Download the attached flyer (below) to share with others.

Trauma-Informed Care Presentation from SMN Expo 2019

Below you can download a PDF of the presentation on trauma-informed care from Southern Minnesota Expo 2019 by Lindsay Anderson, MS, PMHCNS-BC.

Post expires at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, December 31st, 2019.