Category Archives: Events

2019 National Nurses Week Banquet to be held in May

Southern Minnesota Nurses’ annual National Nurses Week Banquet is fast approaching. We’ll be at Gustavus Adolphus College again this year. The event kicks off on May 9 at 4:30 PM in the Jackson Campus Center on the GAC campus (map). For more information, including the registration form, please download the brochure below. See you there!

Location
Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 4:30–7:30 PM
Gustavus Adolphus College, Jackson Campus Center
800 W. College Avenue, St. Peter, MN (map)

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.

2019 Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser scheduled for March 24

The 2019 SMN Bowl-A-Thon annual fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, March 24, 2019, to raise money for Connections Ministry and VINE’s Diversity Program. 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. Please register by March 15 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.

Downloads

Fall 2018 Southern Minnesota Nurses Expo

Registration is now open for the Fall 2018 Southern Minnesota Nurses Expo, which will be held on October 30 from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM at the Courtyard by Marriott Conference Center in Mankato. The Expo brochure, which includes registration information, is below.

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

  • Parkinson’s: The Basics and Beyond
    Andrew Reeves, M.D.
  • Managing Chronic Pain in the Elderly
    Ruth Vortherms, RNP, FNP
  • Current Drug Trends Update
    Lt. Jeff Wersal, Commander, Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force
  • Trauma Informed Care
    Lindsay Anderson, PMHCNS-BC

A discounted rate for registration is available until October 16. 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.) 7.2 CEUs (nursing) or 6 clock hours (other disciplines) are available.

7th Annual SCCBI Mental Health Conference

South Central Community Based Initiative (SCCBI) is hosting its 7th annual mental health conference on Tuesday, October 2, at Minnesota State University, Mankato. This year’s theme is “See the Forest for the Trees: Theoretical Framework and Practical Approaches for Suicide, Anxiety, and Character Pathology.” Dr. Michael Farnsworth will be the keynote speaker. For more information, please see the attached brochure below.