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Mercy Hospital- Unity Campus Hospital map

Directions and parking map


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Nearby Lodging

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Minneapolis/Coon Rapids –  22 minutes from Unity ~ $127

Quality Inn Northtown – 7 minutes from Unity ~ $84

Country Inn and Suites Coon Rapids – 6 minutes from Unity ~ $99

Holiday Inn Express Minneapolis/Coon Rapids/Blaine – 8 minutes from Unity ~ $139

Super 8 Blaine – 8 minutes from Unity ~ $88

Advanced Topics for All SANEs

Advanced Topics for All SANEs Conference
September 14, 2018
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

MN IAFN members – $50
Non-members – Early Bird $50.00 after July 31st –  $60

Mercy Hospital- Unity Campus Hospital map
550 Osborne Road
Fridley, MN 55432

Directions and parking map

Topics include:

  • In-depth look at HIV and hepatitis B&C
  • Deep dive into the medications we offer our sexually assaulted patients, including antibiotics, HIV PEP, and emergency contraception
  • STI testing and treatment in the elderly, adolescent, and vulnerable adult populations
  • Difficult speculum exams
  • Case studies
  • 8 Contact Hours (ANCC contact hours)

Our regular Education Event will be held on September 13, 2018
1800-2030 with an interesting case study and networking event for the 1st
30 minutes (with food!).  2 ANCC Contact Hours

Mercy Hospital-Unity Campus Education Building (Thursday Education Event)
620 Osborne Road
Fridley, MN 55432

***Total of 10 Contact Hours will be available for if you attend the conference and the education event the night before!


Make a selection
Early Bird ends July 31, 2018



Nearby Lodging

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Minneapolis/Coon Rapids –  22 minutes from Unity ~ $127

Quality Inn Northtown – 7 minutes from Unity ~ $84

Country Inn and Suites Coon Rapids – 6 minutes from Unity ~ $99

Holiday Inn Express Minneapolis/Coon Rapids/Blaine – 8 minutes from Unity ~ $139

Super 8 Blaine – 8 minutes from Unity ~ $88

 

CEUs available

The May 10, 2018 Education event is now available to listen to.

The medical forensic exam is over – what is next for your patient? Overview of EMDR and other treatment options for our patients.

Email mnforensicnurses@gmail.com for the password.

Conference Scholarships available

The Minnesota IAFN Chapter will award
three $500 scholarships to forensic nurses
from Minnesota to attend the annual

International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice 

Wednesday, October 24 – Saturday, October 27, 2018  in Reno, Nevada
Who May Apply? All Forensic Nurses practicing in Minnesota are encouraged to apply.
Scholarship applications need to be submitted by July 2, 2018
The applications will be evaluated by the MN IAFN Chapter Board.
The scholarship recipients  will be notified by email on July 16, 2018
 
Early registration discounted fee ends on July 31, 2018
($525 for IAFN members and  $650 for non-members)
The scholarships will be awarded after a copy of the conference registration
fee is submitted to mnforensicnurses@gmail.com

Advanced Topics SANE Conference September 14, 2018

All Day Advanced Topics SANE Conference
September 14, 2018
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

$50 for MN IAFN members
$60 for non-members

Mercy Hospital- Unity Campus  (Friday Conference)
550 Osborne Road
Fridley, MN 55432

Topics include:

  • In-depth look at HIV and hepatitis B&C
  • Deep dive into the medications we offer our sexually assaulted patients, including antibiotics, HIV PEP, and emergency contraception
  • STI testing and treatment in the elderly, adolescent, and vulnerable adult populations
  • Difficult speculum exams
  • Case studies
  • 8 Contact Hours (We will apply for ANCC contact hours)

Our regular Education Event will be held on September 13, 1800-2030 with an interesting case study and networking event for the 1st
30 minutes (with food!). Hopefully this will further entice those traveling from outside the Twin Cities.   2 ANCC Contact Hours

Mercy Hospital-Unity Campus Education Building (Thursday Education Event)
620 Osborne Road
Fridley, MN 55432

***Total of 10 Contact Hours will be available for if you attend the conference and the education event the night before!

More info coming soon!


Make a selection
Early Bird ends July 31, 2018



May 10, 2018 MN IAFN Education Event

The medical forensic exam is over – what is next for your patient?

Dr. Cindy Crandall is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma.
She will discuss treatment options for survivors of sexual violence, like EMDR and CBT.
She also will share what she has learned from survivors about their experiences with
SANEs and law enforcement. There will be time for discussion and questions.

May 10, 2018
6:30-8:30 pm

Regions Hospital
C2000
Parking Vouchers available

2 CEUs
Free for members
$1o non-members

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Education Event will be recorded and available by request at mnforensicnurses@gmail.com

Dr. Cindy Crandall is a Clinical Psychologist in Saint Louis Park.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Drake University
and her Doctorate of Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology.
She has worked in community mental health clinics, a federal prison, Park Nicollet,
and Hennepin County Medical Center.  She has been in private practice now for
13 years specializing in the treatment of trauma.

CEUs available

Did you miss the January Education Event?
You can view Abby’s presentation about her journey from victim to survivor and
her work on the new sexual assault legislation.

The presentation is available by clicking on January 11, 2018 Education (2nd tab on the menu bar)
Email mnforensicnurses.org for the password and CEU certificate.

March 8, 2018 MN IAFN Education Event

March 8, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Case Review – SANEs from several programs will present their cases.
This event will be an opportunity to learn and share with other SANEs

Regions Hospital
640 Jackson St, St Paul, MN 55101
Room C 2000

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Free Parking vouchers available

Snacks and beverages provided

Meet the 2018 MN IAFN Board

MN IAFN Board of Directors 2018
President
Amy Schmitz 
Amy Schmitz RN, BSN, PHN
Amy has worked for the Allina Forensic Nursing Program for 6 years and HCMC SARS program, 4 years.  She currently holds a permanent position with the Allina Forensic Program as the Lead Nurse for the program. Most of her background is worked in Emergency Nursing for 9 years, ICU for 1 year at Allina Health.  Amy’s goals for 2018 is to grow her skills within the Forensic Nursing Field and make every effort to form a relationship with Forensic Nurses in the State of Minnesota to work together to make the care we provide our patients the best it can be!
 
President Elect
Alisha Blazevic
Alisha Blazevic, RN, SANE-A
Alisha believes every person presenting for care after a sexual assault deserves the expertise and compassion of seeing a SANE. She has practiced SANE nursing for over ten years and is currently the Lead SANE for PAVSA, the Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault in Duluth. Alisha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and has worked as a Registered Nurse for 16 years. She is excited to continue the growth of SANE knowledge and practice not only in the Duluth region but throughout Minnesota.
Immediate Past President
Ellen Johnson 
Ellen Johnson RN is a certified SANE-A, CEN, CPEN nurse.  She has been with the Regions Hospital SANE Program since it began in 2002, and it’s Supervisor since 2005.  She has been an ER nurse since 1976, and has worked at Regions for 30 years.  Ellen is very interested in providing education for SANEs as well as our community partners and the public.
Secretary/Treasurer
Barb Kern-Pieh
I have an alphabet soup following my name on my professional signature!  I received my B.S. degree in Family Life and Health, followed by RN, Then MSN as a CNM (Certified Nurse Midwife).   I practiced in Women’s health and Midwifery for many years.  During that time I have been honored to be a teacher to many of the SANE’s in training – on the art and science of speculum use. In 2004 I began to provide direct care as a SANE.  In  2010 I became the Clinical Care Supervisor of the Sexual Assault Program at HCMC.  In 2015 I retired so that I could expand my clinical practice into Advanced Forensic Nursing with the Allina Program, and I work with the Child Advocacy Center -“CornerHouse”.   CornerHouse is the Multidisciplinary agency providing services to children, adolescents,  and developmentally disabled adults, who may have been victims or witness to violence.  I also continue to be a provider at a local adolescent clinic and Minnesota now credentials us as “Advanced Practice Registered Nurse” – APRN. I was the first Treasurer for MNIAFN, and am pleased to join the leadership team again as Secretary-Treasurer.  Welcome to the alphabet! Barbara Kern-Pieh
Education Director
Linda Walther
 Linda has been a SANE at the Hennepin SARS program since 2007 and in 2015 started working with the Regions SANE program as well.  She is both SANE-A and SANE-P certified.  Linda currently has a grant funded position with MNCASA as the Lead SANE consultant for the Medical Forensic Exam Access Project, where she has additional opportunities to reach out to nurses and hospitals throughout the state and improve their care of sexual assault victims.