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  • 4 Oct 2021 8:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Central Indiana Organization of Clinical Nurse Specialists has extended an invitation to their 2021 Annual Virtual CNS Conference.

    Thursday November 4, 2021

    8:00am –4:00pm

    6.75 CEUs available and a number of great topics

    Non-member cost $55; Student cost $25

    Registration deadline: 10/31

    More information found here: https://ciocns.nursingnetwork.com/nursing-events

    Conference flyer: 2021 Conference Flyer.pdf


  • 4 Oct 2021 8:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    She has served as a Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist for more than 20 years at the M Health Fairview’s University of Minnesota Medical Center.  She has served as a leader of diabetes care initiatives including at the system level focusing on standardizing diabetes care and nursing practice to ensure safe and effective care for this patient population.  She successfully led the University of Minnesota Medical Center to be the first academic medical center in the nation to achieve Joint Commission Certification for Advanced Diabetes Management.

     

    Carol’s prominence in the nursing community is demonstrated by her leadership roles in multiple national committees and organizations including the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS).  She served as treasurer and president of NACNS and received the Brenda Lyons Leadership award from the NACNS.  She is an internationally recognized speaker on topics including inpatient diabetes management and professional competency.  She has authored/co-authored multiple journal articles, book chapters, and other publications on nursing topics.

    She is a consistent, recognized, dedicated leader and an outstanding recipient of the Mary Fran Tracy award.  Congratulations to Carol Manchester!  Very well deserved!



  • 4 Oct 2021 8:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thank you to the presenters for taking time to prepare your presentations and share your expertise and wisdom at today’s annual conference. We learned a lot from each of you. It was also wonderful to virtually reconnect with CNS colleagues, meeting new colleagues and welcome CNS students into our professional organization.

    Please extend your appreciation to our distinguished group of presenters!

    Sara Arndt, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-AB, ONC, APNP

    Danielle Carlson, APRN, CNS

    Jay Gottschalk, APRN, CNS

    Mary Gruber, APRN, CNS, MN NACNS President

    Justine Herndon, PA

    Emily Feye MN, RN, DNP-AGCNS Student

    Julia Jurgensen, APRN, CNP, DNP

    Jill Massmann, DNP, APRN, AGCNS-BC, ACHPN

    Julie Sabo, PhD, APRN, CNS

    Donna Springer, APRN, CNS

    Linda Vogel, APRN, CCNS

    Breanna Walker, BNS,RN, DNP-AGCNS Student

    Lorina Welper, APRN, CNS

    Jodi Wieczorek, APRN, AGCNS-BC, ACHPN

    Christina Wiekamp, APRN, CNS , CNP, ACHPN


  • 4 Oct 2021 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The MN NACNS Board would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the conference planning committee. The many hours of meetings, planning, and preparation do not go unnoticed and are so very appreciated.

    Thank your willingness to volunteer your time to prepare this informative and engaging conference for your CNS peers! We left feeling reconnected and revitalized, thanks to your efforts!

    Chair:

    Ann Loth, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, APHN-BC, HWNC-BC

    Members:

    Anna Bird, MA, APRN, ACNS-BC

    Ella Dohlin, MA, APRN, ACNS-BC

    Jodi Hartwig, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC

    Mary Gerchman Smith, MA, APRN, CCNS

    Christina Manyang, BSN, RN, AGCNS Student

    MaryAnn Moon, APRN, ACNS– BC

    Ronda Nading, APRN, ACNS-BC

    Michael Petty, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC

    Julie Ponto, PhD, APRN, CNS, AGCNS-BC, AOCNS®

    Andrea Swenson, DNP, APRN, AGCNS-BC


  • 24 Aug 2021 12:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration for the Annual Fall Conference, Reconnecting and Revitalizing CNSs in 2021, is now open! Go to the Events menu and click on 2021 MN NACNS FALL CONFERENCE for more information about the conference and registration information. We hope to see you there on October 1st!

  • 27 Jul 2021 7:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please consider nominating a colleague for the Mary Fran Tracy Award of Excellence! The deadline to nominate is July 30th, just 3 days away! Instructions on how to nominate can be found under opportunities -> MFT Award of Excellence

  • 12 Jul 2021 9:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Call for Poster Abstracts Annual Conference

    Reconnecting and Revitalizing CNSs in 2021  

    Friday, October 1, 2021 

    Virtual Conference 

    The purpose of the poster session is to promote the CNS/CNS student colleagues in  highlighting professional accomplishments and revitalization of CNSs through their role  in healthcare. Posters may address any aspect of the CNS Spheres of Impact: Patient  Direct Care, Nursing & Nursing Practice, and Organizations & Systems (NACNS, 2019).  Poster content may focus on research, evidence-based practice, quality improvement,  professional practice, and/or reflect literature reviews/syntheses or implementation. 

    Criteria for Posters: 

    Title, author(s) 

    Problem/Issue 

    Significance/Background/Rationale 

    Methods 

    CNS role description 

    Results/Conclusions 

    Implications for practice 

    Abstract no more than 300 words. 

    Abstraction submissions are due by Friday, August 3, 2021, by 1800 to aloth@winona.edu.  

    The planning committee will review all received abstracts to ensure criteria have been  met. Abstract authors will be contacted by August 23 if their abstract has been accepted to  the conference via an email outlining the requirements for poster completion and  submission due by Friday, September 10, 2021, at 1800.  

    Conference attendees will review viewable posters and vote to identify First, Second, and  Third Place for Posters. The Top Three Poster authors will be notified on Monday,  September 27, 2021, and present during the Virtual Conference on October 1, 2021.  

    For more information, contact:  

    Ann Loth, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC Anna Bird, APRN, MS, ACNS-BC aloth@winona.eduanna.bird@essentiahealth.org


  • 11 May 2021 8:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Minnesota NACNS chapter would like to wish all CNSs a very Happy Nurse’s week!!

    Our heartfelt thanks to each of you for the leadership you’ve shown this past year. Your commitment to excellence in supporting patient care and the nurses you work with is so appreciated. We are better together!

  • 13 Apr 2021 2:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2020 CNS Census results are in!

    The NACNS started collecting national-level data on the clinical nurse specialist in 2014. They have successfully completed three surveys:  2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020. As an Affiliate, we encourage participating in the national survey and we are excited to share the 2020 results!

    Please visit the following link to the NACNS website for the 2020 results: https://nacns.org/professional-resources/practice-and-cns-role/cns-census/

  • 13 Apr 2021 1:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you know of or work with a CNS who exemplifies excellence in nursing practice and leadership? Someone who has demonstrated excellence and serves as a role model in the 3 spheres of impact? If so, consider nominating him or her for the MN NACNS Mary Fran Tracy Award of Excellence!  

    Follow this link more information about the award and the nomination process: http://www.mnnacns.org/MFT-Leadership-Award

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