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)
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.
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.
Southern Minnesota Nurses is providing the information below for those interested in attending but is not affiliated with nor endorses the individuals and organizations involved.
Substance Abuse in Seniors:
Identifying and Preventing
Wednesday, July 11
11:30am – 1:00pm
Oaklawn Rehabilitation Center
201 Oaklawn Ave
Mankato, MN 56001
Speaker: Karissa Borchert, MSW, LGSW, Community Liaison, Home Health Care, Inc.
Karissa graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and completed her Masters of Social Work (MSW) at the University of Minnesota. She has worked in a variety of social service and medical settings, most frequently with adults and elders. She also has extensive experience working with seniors facing the challenges of substance abuse and their families.
Sunflower Communities is hosting a presentation about identifying and preventing substance abuse in seniors. There is no charge and lunch is provided. In addition, 1.0 CEU is available for nurses and social workers. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Theresa Nygaard (Theresa.Nygaard@sunflowercommunities.org) as soon as possible. See the attached flyer for more information.