MJM Aug 2014From the SNOM President

  • Fourteen SNOM/NASN members attended the 2015 NASN Annual Conference in Philadelphia June 24-27. Sessions were held on Health Promotion, Leadership/Legal Issues, Practice and Research.

    Here are a few of the “nuggets” I learned:

    School Nurses care for 98% of children in our country.

    NASN is using social media to promote school nursing and communication to members. Follow NASN on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SchoolNurses and Twitter https://twitter.com/schoolnurses

    Suggested mobile apps for busy school nurses: National Library of Medicine, PubMed, Medline Plus, Drug Information Portal (NIH), Pill Box, KidsHealth and Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce.

    Summer is a great time to take a Continuing Ed course or two. NASN offers many (some free)…check out the NASN Learning Center https://www.pathlms.com/nasn

    Remember if you have questions or need some support reach out to a SNOM member!

    Upcoming Events (see calendar for more details):

    • August 10, 2015 SNOM Board Meeting

    • August 11-12, 2015 MDE-SNOM LSN Orientation

    • November 6-7, 2015 SNOM Annual Conference: “Building Blocks to a Better Practice

  • School Nursing: An Orientation August 11-12, 2015

    School Nursing: An Orientation is an August 11-12 training program for licensed school nurses to be held at the Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center A, Rooms CC 13-14.  This is a joint effort of the Minnesota Departments of Education and Health and the School Nurse Organization of Minnesota. Participants will receive information on best practice in areas from medication administration to disease monitoring to special education.The registration fee for the two day meeting is $115.

    To register, print the brochure and send by regular mail. Click here to complete registration online. Registration deadline: August 7 , 2015. Otherwise we cannot guarantee materials amd meals will be available.

  • Vision and Hearing Screening Workshop
    Vision and Hearing Screening for Nurses sessions on August 10 and 13 are full.  Get additional information at Minnesota Department of HealthChild and Teen Checkups Training Information (http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/mch/ctc/training.html), see additional scheduled trainings (click on Date/Location/Registration), or request a training.