MJM Aug 2014From the SNOM President

  • Greetings!

    The SNOM Board of Directors met on April 20, 2015. Highlights of the meeting include

    The SNOM 2015-2018 Strategic Plan was finalized and approved by the board. It is posted on the webpage under the “About Us” tab.

    NASN and SNOM have been focusing on increasing and maintaining membership. SNOM is 349 members strong! Personal communication systems to lapsing and lapsed members are in place.

    Upcoming Events (see calendar for more details):

    • August 10, 2015 MDH Vision or Hearing

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

    • August 13, 2015 MDH Vision or Hearing

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

    I want to thank each and every one of you for supporting, promoting and utilizing all that our organization has to offer. As we end the 2014-2015 school year remember if you have questions or need some support reach out to a SNOM member!

    Happy National School Nurse Day, May 6th and Have a Great Summer!  Mary Jo

  • Congratulations!

    Congratulations to Cindy Hiltz, MS, BSN, NCSN and her research team: Marjorie Schaffer, Linda Anderson, Stacie O’Leary, Cheryl Smoot, and Ruth Ellen Luehr who were recently awarded the NASN Endowment Research Award ($2500) and a SNOM Reseach Grant ($900).

    The study is entitled Public Health Intervention Wheel: School Nurse Practice Stories

    Study Aim/Hypothesis/Research Question

    The aim of the proposed research is to explore school nurses’ experiences with using interventions from the Public Health Intervention Wheel.  This study will build on the findings of a recent survey on school nurses’ use of public health interventions in their school nursing practice.  It will tell the stories of the public health nursing role that school nurses provide for the school population. The research question is:  What are school nurses’ experiences with understanding and using public health interventions from the Public Health Intervention Wheel?

    Anticipated Project Completion Date:  Summer 2017

  • 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.