MJM Aug 2014From the SNOM President

  • The beginning of each school year brings a measure of excitement and anticipation. We are excited about what lies ahead for our students and are energized by fresh ideas and exciting plans.

    The SNOM Board met on August 11. Highlights:


    SNOM will be partnering with the University of MN School of Nursing and the University of Iceland, to collect data for their research project entitled International School Nurse Asthma & ADHD Project (I-SNAAP)

    Sue Nokleby represented SNOM on the MDH panel to review vision screening guidelines. The group’s work is completed and a report will be posted on the SNOM Discussion List soon.

    Over 100 registered for the new LSN Orientation held on August 11 and 12. Thanks to Becky Hudlow and Ruth Ellen Leuhr for leading the effort.

    Lorna Pain reported on her activity as the SNOM TeenWise Minnesota liaison. http://teenwisemn.org

    What the board is working on: Lillian Levine and her Program Committee have the SNOM Fall Annual Conference Nov. 6-7 planned. Looked for online registration information soon; SNOM’s Social Media and Pharmacists Partnering with School Nurses initiatives.

    Our next meeting will take place on October 26, 2015. All members are welcome to attend. Details are on the SNOM website.


    I am confident that the coming year will be filled with challenging and rewarding experiences that will reinforce the ideals beliefs that each of us has about the

    importance of school nursing practice. When needed, remember to reach out to a fellow SNOM member for support!