From the SNOM President

  • Congratulations to the your newly elected Executive Board Members, Mary Jo Martin, President; Lillian Levine, Vice President; Jill Stewart, Secretary; Gail Setterstrom, Treasurer; Liz Zeno, MN State Director.  They will be installed in August.

    The SNOM Membership Guide is now completed.  The purpose of the brochure is to provide an overview of SNOM and NASN membership benefits, a review of volunteer opportunities for members, educational events and information about the executive board members and committees.  It will be available for recruiting purposes at the SNOM conference and posted on our webpage.   Thank you to all of the committee members that helped to make this a successful project. 

    Changes to MN’s school immunization law take effect September 1, 2014 and can be found at:   http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/immunize/school/#law

     SNOM has 358 active members to date.  This number can be higher. Who can you ask to join? http://www.nasn.org/home/becomeamember


    August 12-13th New School Nurse Orientation.  Vision and hearing training on August 14th 

     November 7-8th SNOM annual conference.  Firing Up:  Purpose in our Practice

    Lastly, Congratulations to you!  May 7 is National School Nurse DayThe School Nurse: Caring for Others. Caring for Ourselves.   For resources and info go to:  http://www.nasn.org/AboutNASN/NationalSchoolNurseDay

    I appreciate your professionalism and your dedication to the health of our MN students.  Full minutes will be posted for members on the SNOM webpage soon.  Please contact me if you have any questions. 

    Mary Heiman



  • School Nursing: An Orientation August 12-13, 2014

    School Nursing: An Orientation is an August 12-13 training program for licensed school nurses to be held at the Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center A, Rooms 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 or click here for online registration.

    Registration deadline: August 5, 2014. Otherwise we cannot guarantee materials amd meals will be available.

  • New MN immunization requirements for child care, early childhood programs and schools begin Sept. 1, 2014

    Changes to immunization requirements for children in Minnesota child care, early childhood programs and schools will better protect children and communities from a number of potentially serious diseases, say state health officials. The new rules adopted by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will apply to children enrolling in programs beginning Sept. 1, 2014, and bring Minnesota’s immunizations law in line with current national recommendations and practices.

    Links containing more information:

    MDH Press Release

    MDH - For School Health Personnel

    MDH - vax4teens