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Chapter Awards

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] Chapter Awards Written by Mary Mirick, Awards Chairperson Every year our Chapter recognizes leaders within our Chapter who are making a difference not only for our organization but also in their workplaces. Recipients may be seasoned perioperative nurses or those who are early in their careers, but contributing to our Chapter and making […]

Nursing: One of God’s Thin Places

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] Nursing: One of God’s Thin Places Presented by William Duffy, ,MJ,RN,CNOR at AORN Conference and EXPO 2018 Attended and reviewed by Alyce Brekke, BAN, RN, CNOR Nursing is viewed by the public as one of the most trusted professions. As we move from “Obamacare,” our future in healthcare is uncertain, both financially and […]

Retained Surgical Items

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] Retained Surgical Items Part 1: Assessing Risk Presented by Victoria M. Steelman, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN and Sonya R. Osborne, PhD, RN at the AORN Surgical Conference and Expo 2018 Attended and reviewed by Stacy Johnson, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, CNOR, CNS-CP Objectives Describe strategies for assessing risk of retained items. Identify the steps […]

Nursing Today…Nursing Tomorrow!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] Nursing Today… Nursing Tomorrow! An Overview of the 2018 AORN Expo Presented May 14th, 2018 by Barb Wiemann BSN, RN, CNOR & Cheryl Langford MSN, RN, CNOR The 2018 AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo was held in New Orleans March 24-28th and as usual, was a great experience! The goal for the […]

Spring Workshop – Embrace Action

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] Spring Workshop – Embrace Action Presented By Dr. Debra Thorp, Morgan Rock, RN and Jennifer Bourgoine, RN Attended and written by Cheryl Langford. The first set of speakers were all from Park Nicollet and worked at the Transgender Clinic and Services in Minneapolis. There were 15 pages as a handout of the power […]


[vc_row][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] MEETING AND COMMITTEE UPDATES JAN 2018 – May 2018 Membership As of January 2018, we had 370 members (100 more members than a year ago) The chapter maintained 60% of its current membership and recruited new members and peri-op 101 students. If we had maintained 80% of our membership, we would have been […]