I hope that you had the the opportunity to attend the fall SNOM conference. I am very pleased with the turn out. Over 300 LSN’s particpated in the two day event. The conference is a tremendous opportunity for professional development, for learning about school health resources and products and a chance for the networking. It is a true highlight of the school year for me.
The program committee continued to make upgrades to the conference this year including our second year of on-line registration, flashdrives with the presentations uploaded for each particpant, and the new conference venue. Thank you to the conference committee members for all of your hard work. Special thanks to Mary Aarness for your many years of service to the program committee. Mary was recognized with a special recognition award along with the School Nurse of the Year, Lois Whittet and School Nurse Administrator of the Year, Dawn Willson. Congratulations to each one of you!
As always, please feel free to contact me with your suggestions for SNOM. Explore the SNOM webpage for many resources. And, explore the National Association at http://www.nasn.org/ and become a member!
The School Nurse Organization of Minnesota held it's annual luncheon to honor their 2013 award winners on Saturday, November 2, 2013.
Mary Aarness, RN, LSN (Retired - St. Francis School District) was honored with a Special Recognition award
for her many years of service as the SNOM Conference Chair and Board member.
Dawn Willson, BSN, RN, LSN (Director of Health Services - Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools)
recieved the 2013 School Nurse Administrator of the Year award.
Lois Whittet, MA, BSN, RN, LSN (Licensed School Nurse - Anoka-Hennepin School District) was named the
School Nurse of the Year. Lois also recieved the annual Community Scholarship Award given by the Harvard Club of Minnesota Faoundation. The scholarship (in an amounyt of to $4000) will enable Lois to attend an executive education program of her choice at Harvard University.