From the SNOM President

  • It’s Daylight savings this weekend, hard to believe!  Are you prepared to spring ahead?  The calendar and school year are springing along at a rapid pace.  When I look outside signs of spring are clouded by the piles of snow, ice and big pot holes.  I think I need to change my view of things!


    One great thing to be reminded of is the upcoming SNOM and NASN elections.  NASN Elections will be available March 15th.  Active members can log on at:  Make Your Vote Count - 2014 NASN Elections Coming Your Way.  This year’s NASN elections include the NASN Vice President and a Nominating Committee Member.  Cindy Hiltz, our SNOM NASN Director is running for NASN Vice President. 


    For SNOM elections, active members will receive a link to a survey to vote via email.  The SNOM election ballot will include the President, Vice President and Secretary. 


    Look at the SNOM webpage http://www.minnesotaschoolnurses.org/ for information regarding nominations for the School of the Year and School Nurse Administer of the Year.  Who can you nominate?  This is a great way to recognize yourself and / or a peer!  We all do great work, so take the time to nominate a LSN. 


    All members are welcome at our next meeting on Monday, April 21 at 5pm in Hopkins. 


  • SCHOOL NURSING: Understanding Autism

    The School Nurse Organization of Minnesota in concert with the Minnesota Department of Education is hosting an in-person and on-line leaning session on understanding autism. The inservice will be held at the Minnesota Department of Education Conference Center B on Wednesday morning, April 30, 2014, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.

    Licensed school nurses will hear from leaders in special education, from an expert from Children’s Hospitals and Clinics and from practicing school nurses. There is not cost for this program. For more information and to register to attend the in-person or on-line program, visit this website

  • SNOM Guidelines for Developing Policies regarding Stocking Epinephrine Auto-injectors in Schools
    A Minnesota law was passed in November 2013 which allows school districts to keep a stock supply of epinephrine auto-injectors.
    The SNOM Legislative Committee, in cooperation with the MN School Boards Association,  created a document to help school districts understand the benefits and challenges of keeping a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors. The document includes background information, resources, and a list of issues to address when creating policies regarding stock epinephrine.

    SNOM Guidelines for Developing Policies regarding Stocking Epinephrine Auto-injectors in Schools is intended for current SNOM members only.  Members can log into the SNOM website and find the document in the Members Only section.