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2017 MNNP 9th Annual Conference (December 1-2)


"Strengthening Our Foundation"




Friday (Clinical Topic Focus)


8-8:10 President address: (Dianne Willier-Sly, DNP, APRN, CNP, FAANP)

8:10-9:10 Keynote speaker: (Cindy Cooke, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, immediate past president, AANP)

9:15-10:15 (Breakout)

  1. Anxiety/Depression management (Karen Anderson, CNS)
  2. Pain Management (Kirsten Lappen, CNS)
10:30-11:30 (Breakout)
  1. Diabetes Management (Alexis Forsberg, DNP, APRN, CNP)
  2. Resistant HTN (Matthew Chu, MD) 

11:30-12:30 Lunch/Vendors

12:30-1:30 Ortho Skills: (Noelle Maze, APRN, CNP)

1:30-1:45 Break/Vendors

1:45-2:45 (Breakout)

  1. Lab Values (Pat Fahey-Bacon, DNP, APRN, CNP)
  2. Access to mental health care in the rural area (Beth Goode, DNP, APRN, PMHNP)

2:50-3:50 Radiology (Chris Major, MD)

3:50-4:00 Closing

4-5:30 Networking/professional reception (cash bar and free hors d'oeuvres) and vendor interaction



Saturday (Professional Practice Focus)


8:00-8:10 Opening presentation

8:10-9:10 (Breakout)

  1. Student session (Tips and Tricks for new NPs) (Julie Sabo,  PhD, RN, APRN, CNS )
  2. Career NP (The why’s and How’s to become politically involved as a NP) (Maria Ruud, DNP, APRN, CNP)

9:10-9:20 Break/vendors

9:20-10:20 MIPS/Macra and what you need to know- (Lisa Gall & Candy Hansen)

10:20-11:50 Panel Discussion (Giving back through volunteerism)-Moderated by Julie Dahl APRN, CNP (MNNP past board member)


  • MN Med Corp (MDH)-Barbara Lundgren
  • Medical Missions-Marci Newcome, MSN, APRN, CNP
  • St. Mary’s Health Clinic (free clinic)- Diana Tafur APRN, CNP
  • AANP (national organization)-Deb Lindgren-Clendenen APRN, CNP

11:50-12:00 Closing


12:00-1:00 Annual MNNP Membership Meeting (Participation at the conference NOT required)


Conference Location


Continuing Education and Conference Center

1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108


Hotel information


Radisson Hotel

Cleveland Avenue, Roseville, MN 55113


Phone: (651) 636-4567 Toll Free: (800) 333-3333


Rate of $99.00/night per room plus tax. Lodging tax is 10.125%.


Transportation is available to and from the hotel to the U of M CECC. A variety of king and double queen rooms. Axel's Charhouse is on property for meal purchases.


Conference Registration




Registration is open.


Exhibitor Cost: $600 School Cost: $400




Registration is open.


Advance participant registration fees:

$200 MNNP Member

$265 non-MNNP Member

$100 MNNP student Member

$135 non-MNNP student


Onsite participant registration fees:

$300 Nurse Practitioner

$150 Student


9 total CEUs, 0.5 of which are pharmacology CEUs (pending approval by ANCC)


Registration is open. This link redirects you to register on the University of Minnesota website.


Vendors and Participants Register here.


MNNP is looking for volunteers to assist with the conference. If you are interested in participating, please contact!



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