MN IAFN Chapter Annual Meeting

2015 annual meeting

 Monday January 19, 2015

5:00-6:30 pm   Dinner, networking and socializing
Full dinner catered by Cossetta’s

6:30-7:00 pm   Annual Business Meeting
Year-in-review, introduction of new board members
and 2015 goals

7:00-8:00 pm “From victim to survivor to SANE Nurse, one woman’s Journey” 1 CEU

Riverview Apartments at Upper Landing
360 Spring Street 
 Party Room – first Floor, there will be signs!
St Paul  MN 55102


$10 MN IAFN Chapter member
$15 non-member

Join the MN IAFN Chapter* at the door and get your dinner free!!
Pay by cash, check or credit card at the door

(*Must be IAFN member to join MN Chapter)

If you RSVP and are unable to attend,  please email us so we don’t order more food than needed.

2015 Board Election Results


Hello MN Forensic Nurses,

I was selected as a non-board member to send out the election survey tool for our chapter 2015 Board Elections and to post the results.

Almost 50% of the MN IAFN Members voted (18/38) and a total of 3 emails went out to the members to encourage them to vote.  (No reminder email was sent once the member voted- those survey tools are very smart).

Congratulations to the winners:

President-Elect:  Linda Walther

Secretary/Treasurer:   Angela Carlson

Director-at-Large:   Beck Borrud

Next year’s board will include the 3 members listed above plus Paula Johns as the 2015 President and Kristi Jarvis as the Immediate Past President.

As members, let’s actively join in to advance the practice of Forensic Nursing across the state.  We are stronger together and the work load is lighter if spread among many.


Ellen Johnson
Education Committee Chair MN IAFN

Next Chapter Board Meeting Scheduled For:

Date: December 1, 2014
Time:   6:30 (meeting start)
Location:  Private residence

**All are invited to attend**
Please RSVP to Kristi Jarvis at for information and directions

MN IAFN Chapter Call for Nominations

MN IAFN Chapter Call for Nominations

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It is that time of year again.  We want to hear your voices and we want
you to play a role in the Chapter. The 1st of the year marks the start date for
the new Chapter Board of Directors, but we have THREE vacancies that need to be filled.

  • Kristi Jarvis will be Immediate Past President
  • Paula Johns will be President

Here are the vacancies that we need filled —- and we need YOU to fill them!

President Elect:

  • In the absence or disability of the President, perform the duties and have the authority and exercise the powers of the President. He or she shall perform such other duties and have such other authority and powers as the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe or as the Chapter President may from time to time delegate.
  • Attend a minimum of 75% of all meetings (Board and Education) throughout the year.
  • Please note, while the President Elect holds their position for one, they move into the role of President for one year, and the Immediate Past President role for one year, serving for a total of three years.

Secretary/Treasurer: (Combined Role)

  • Record all votes, actions and the minutes of all proceedings, using a designated template.  If an absence from a meeting is expected, communicate such absence to the Chapter President in order for a temporary Secretary/Treasurer to be delegated at that time.  All meeting minutes will be compiled within 14 days of chapter meetings and submitted to individual responsible for website in order for minutes to be published.
  • Provide notice of all meetings of the Chapter Board of Directors to the Chapter.  Communication of such meetings will occur between Chapter Secretary/Treasurer and individual responsible for Chapter e-mail, website, and other social media.  It is the responsibility of the Chapter Secretary/Treasurer to ensure notification of meetings is posted within 7-30 days prior to all meetings.
  • Ensure proper custody of the chapter funds and securities and ensure full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements of the chapter are kept and ensure the deposit of all monies and other valuables in the name and to the credit of the chapter into depositories designated by the Chapter Board of Directors.
  • Ensure the funds of the chapter are disbursed as ordered by the Chapter Board of Directors, and ensure that financial statements are prepared at such intervals, as the Chapter Board of Directors shall direct.
  • Perform such other duties and have such other authority and powers as the Chapter Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe or as the Chapter President may from time to time delegate.
  • Attend a minimum of 75% of all meetings (Board and Education) throughout the year.
  • The Secretary/Treasurer of the Chapter shall serve for a term of two (2) years.

 Director at Large:

  • Will perform such other duties and have such other authority and powers as the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe or as the Chapter President may from time to time delegate.
  • Attend a minimum of 75% of all meetings (Board and Education) throughout the year.
  • The Director at Large of the Chapter shall serve for a term of two (2) years. 
  • Those eligible for Board positions must be Members of the MN Chapter of IAFN and in good standing, with all dues currently paid.
  • Each Chapter Board Member shall take office at the start of the next calendar year (January 1, 2015).
  • No Chapter Board Member who has served three consecutive terms shall be eligible for re-election until at least one (1) year has elapsed.
  • This is currently not an issue for our Chapter.  Our positions were two-year terms and the Chapter has only been present for five so this does not currently apply to any current and/or past Board Member.

If you would like to nominate yourself or another member for one of the above open positions, please call or e-mail Kristi Jarvis at or  call 612-819-4109.
Please provide the following information:
Name of individual
Brief background
Where they practice as a SANE/Forensic Nurse
How long they have been practicing as RN & SANE/Forensic Nurse
Education background and any other you want to provide, etc.
Position you are nominating them for, Why you feel they would be good for the position

Please provide all nominations to Kristi no later than December 1, 2014.  At that time, an online voting ballot will be sent out to all Chapter Members in good standing to vote.  A two-week window for voting will be provided.

Please note, the new Board Members will take office beginning January 1, 2015.  A Chapter Annual Meeting, discussing the year in review and looking forward to 2015, will be held in January.  This meeting will also provide an opportunity to introduce the new Board of Directors to the Chapter.  A light meal as well as education will also be provided (more details forthcoming).

CEUs Reproductive Health Forum

The Nucleus Clinic has partnered with Public Health to bring education surrounding reproductive health to the north metro. This forum covers a number of topics surrounding the topics of protecting, promoting, and improving the health of reproductive-age women and their partners.

The SANE Program is pleased to be able to host this event at the Unity Education Center. Please pass this flyer on to appropriate audiences and register soon as space is limited. 4 CEUs are offered for nurses.

November 13, 2014          12:30-5 pm
Unity Center for Learning & Development
620 Osborne Road  Fridley, MN

Register by phone or email:
Becky Fink, Executive Director
Nucleus Clinic

SANE P Trial Education

SANE Nurse at Trial
December 11-12, 2014

Winona State University
Maxwell Hall, 2nd Floor,
Winona, MN 55987

 For more information
Fee: $200.00

Intended Audience
This course is designed for SANE/SAFE and other medical professionals who conduct medical evaluations of alleged child abuse victims and attorneys who need to prepare these witnesses.

This training requires attendees to prepare for a child abuse trial. The course combines lectures and practical court exercises to enhance the ability of the medical examiner to defend the medical evaluation from attacks by the defense

Payment Information

  • Early Bird Registration: $200 per registrant (payments must be post-marked by Oct. 31, 2014)
  • Registration Fee: $225 per registrant (registration deadline is Nov. 7, 2014

2015 SANE Training

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Course
 January 12-16, 2015 

Unity Hospital
Unity Education Building
620 Osborne Rd NE
Fridley, MN 55432
763 236-4172 (Karine Zakroczymski’s office)

SANE Course Co-Coordinators/Program Planners
Ellen Johnson, RN, SANE-A, CEN, CPEN Regions Hospital, SANE Program Supervisor
Karine Zakroczymski, RN, BSN, SANE-A Unity Hospital SANE Program Manager

This 40 hour, 5 day course is designed to give the nurse basic knowledge
of the role of the SANE nurse.
SANE Training Brochure

Critical Issues You Can’t Afford to Miss



Victims and Offenders –
Critical Issues You Can’t Afford to Miss

Anoka County Violence Against Women Training Initiative

Link to register

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
8:00 am to 4 pm
$25  Ticket price includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages

The Harvest Grill Event Center at Bunker Hills Golf Course
Coon Rapids, MN 55448


MNCASA Annual Training Symposium in Rochester, MN


MNCASA Annual Training Symposium in Rochester, MN

Keynote speakers
November 17, 2014
A Paradigm Shift: The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI)
Russell Strand

November 18, 2014
Mapping the Market for Sex with Trafficked Minor Girls in Minneapolis: Structures, Functions and Patterns
Laura Martin and Dr. Alexandra Pierce

Check out the link for full conference details!

Education Opportunity on STIs


 Preconception, Reproductive and Sexual Public Health Forum

Presented by  the Nucleus Clinic 

 12:30 to 5:00

Unity Center for Learning and Development
620 Osborne Road, Fridley MN

Nucleus Clinic will lead the first north suburban reproductive health community forum Discussion and presentations will include components of reproductive health education, health care, services, principles of preconception counseling with a public health emphasis on symptoms and treatments of sexually transmitted infections. For more details

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