School Nurse Organization of Minnesota (SNOM) 2020 Annual Conference

The 2020 SNOM Annual Conference will start the day with keynote speaker, Denise Herrmann from the Minnesota Department of Health. Denise will provide current, relevant updates and information related to student and staff health related to COVID-19. In the second session, Mary Heiman, Minnesota NASN Director and Deb Mehr, President of SNOM, will describe the Leadership Component of the NASN Framework for 21st Century Nursing and the importance of coordination, communication, and community partnerships. For the third session, Mariclaire England from the Minnesota Board of Nursing will discuss the Minnesota regulations that govern nursing practice in the state, nursing delegation principles, and application to school nursing practice. Jennifer Terry will conclude the day with a presentation on cultural behavior and cultural patterns that impact the way families interact with the school communities, while exploring the many ways culture impacts how we communicate with others and affects our understanding of others.


Hosted virtually by the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Office of Professional Development; Zoom and Canvas will be used. 



M Health FairviewM Health Fairview is the continuing nursing education provider for the 2020 SNOM Annual Conference. 

Accreditation Statements

The SNOM annual conference is being jointly provided by the School Nurse Organization of Minnesota and M Health Fairview ANCC Provider Unit. 

ANCC LogoM Health Fairview is an accredited provider for nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is awarded up to 6.0 ANCC contact hours. 

Other Health Professionals

It is the responsibility of each participant to determine if the program meets the criteria for re-licensure or re-certification for their discipline. 

Each participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of all accreditation requirements.

Successful Completion by Participants

Learners must complete: 

  1. Check-in process the day of the conference;

  2. Actively engage in activity content;

  3. Attend sessions;

  4. Complete the online Evaluation + CE Tracker.


Register here

Online registration is available until Monday, November 9, 2020 11:59pm Central Time

Cost for 2020 SNOM Conference:

SNOM Member: $50

Non-member: $100

Student/retiree: $40

No registrations will be accepted after 11:59pm November 9, 2020. Registration is to be done online with a credit card (checks/cash not accepted). If you need to register a group, please contact Taylor Gilard at

Cancellation Policy:
In the event that you need to cancel your registration, please email A refund will be issued for cancellations requested by November 6, 2020. No refunds will be issued for cancellations requested after this date.

A full refund of fees paid will be made if the program is not held. The SNOM 2020 Planning Committee reserves the right to cancel the program if necessary.

Program and Planning Committee

Program and Planning Committee

Lillian Levine, RN, LSN, M.Ed. (Retired; ISD 15) - Chair
Gail Hansen, RN, LSN (Minneapolis)
Beatrice Benda, BAN, MSN, PHN, LSN, RN (Minneapolis)
Ann Lumbar Bendson, BAN, MSN, RN, PHN, LSN (Minnetonka Public Schools)
Patty Rezabek, MA, RN, PHN (Retired: Minnetonka)
Nina Centrella, BSN, RN, LSN, NCSN (Intermediate District 287)
Mary Heiman, MS, RN, LSN (Edina Public Schools)
Lisa Marien, MSN, RN, PHN (Lead Nurse Planner, M Health Fairview ANCC Provider Unit)



Mariclaire E. England, MA, BAN, BSN, RN, PHN
Mary Heiman, MS, LSN, NCSN, APRN CNS
Denise Herrmann, RN, DNP, CPNP
Deb Mehr, MSN, RN, LSN, NCSN
Jennifer Terry, BS, MS




SNOM Fall Conference scholarships are available; the deadline is October 14, 2020. For more information, contact Lillian Levine at (612) 819-6537 or email Mary Jo Martin at

In addition, you can visit the SNOM website.

Conference Questions

Conference Questions

Questions about the 2020 SNOM Conference: Contact Lillian Levine at (612) 819-6537 or email

Questions about registration: Contact Taylor Gilard at

Conference Information

November 13

Virtual Conference