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March 13, 2020

There are many sources of information available regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), some reliable and some not so much. Here are a few that are trustworthy:

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of resources but rather a small number that provide critical information without being overwhelming. Take care and be safe.

Info from Minnesota Organization of Registered Nurses

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

Do you need CEUs? Consider joining Minnesota Organization of Registered Nurses (MNORN), Minnesota’s member of the American Nurses Association.

When you join MNORN/ANA, here are some of the benefits you will receive:

  • More than $100 off ANCC Certification exams
  • Free ANCC Certification Test Strategies Webinar
  • Free Unlimited CE From Lippincott NursingCenter
  • 25% off ANA Publications
  • Monthly e-newsletters from MNORN (click here to read the November newsletter)

Our members are RNs and APRNs, located throughout the state, who do everything possible in nursing – from acute care to long term care, to community and clinics, insurance companies, policy makers, faculty… you name it, we have a member who does it!

To join: https://www.nursingworld.org/membership/joinANA
To learn more about MNORN: www.mnorn.org

SMN Expo 2019: Deva Nation presentation videos

Passing along this information from Mary Ann Boe, one of our presenters at SMN Expo 2019:

Hello Nurses,

I’m very sorry the videos didn’t work at my presentation. You will get a much clearer understanding of 1) what an end of life doula does and 2) how a compassionate community can support people in their quest for well-being by viewing the videos below. Bringing together healthcare and community sectors builds social capital and creates an environment that can provide health promotion and support now and at life’s end. Thank you.

What is an End of Life Doula  ‘Practice for Death’
From the Conscious Dying Institute

What is a Compassionate Community
You can click on the video inside this Health Connections Mendip page

If you’d like, you can Join the Deva Nation community here, just scroll down to the bottom of the page.  Thanks! 

Mary Ann Dotson Boe, Community Weaver
Executive Director, www.DevaNation.com
Compassionate Communities
(651) 303-0744
maryann@devanation.com

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

Volunteer Superheroes Needed!

Would you like to use your medical skills and knowledge to keep saving lives? If so, there are many exciting Volunteer Opportunities to explore. Whether you want to help those affected by disasters, assist blood donors, or support military members and their families, we have a volunteer position that is right for you!

If you are interested in learning more, please contact: mnrecruit@redcross.org

A Volunteer Recruitment Specialist will be happy to discuss an opportunity to fit your skills and schedule.

Or sign-up today! Start your application here: https://www.redcross.org/volunteer

Post expires at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, December 31st, 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 4:00 PM on Thursday, August 1st, 2019.