2019 Annual Convention

Best Western Ramkota Hotel
1400 8th Avenue Northwest
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 11:00am CT - Monday, October 7, 2019 at 3:15pm CT
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1400 8th Avenue Northwest, Aberdeen, SD 57401



Leadership, Veteran Care, Scheduling, Battlefield Accupuncture, Opioids, Pediatrics and Motherhood, Diabetes Care


Laurie Benson, Sue Helling, Sherry Slycord, DeeAnn Suther, Ashley Hansen, Carrie Churchill, Nancy Hartung

Credits Offered

This event offers 6.25 contact hours to attendees.

Agenda (440 KB)
Auction Letter (190 KB)

Additional Information

The 2019 SDNA Convention/Annual Meeting will be held in Aberdeen on October 6-7 at the Aberdeen Best Western. Register to attend or exhibit/sponsor today! We hope to see you there! The 2019 Convention page on the website is here.


Event Agenda

2019 Annual Convention

Event Agenda

Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 11:00am CT - Monday, October 7, 2019 at 3:15pm CT

All times listed in Central Time (US & Canada).
Download event agenda (PDF)

Sunday, October 6, 2019

  • 11:00am - 1:00pm


  • 1:00pm - 1:15pm

    Opening Ceremony

    Carrie Clausen-Hansen, Master of Ceremony Presentation of Colors - Glacial Lakes Detachment 852 Welcome by Mayor of Aberdeen, Travis Schaunaman SDNA President- Margie Washnok, DNP, RN

  • 1:15pm - 2:15pm

    Keynote: Nurses on Boards Coalition

    Laurie Benson, Executive Director of Nurses on Boards Coalition

    Raising your Leadership Voice: Connecting in Local Communities to Improve Health through Service on Boards

  • 2:15pm - 2:30pm


  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Department of Veterans Affairs: Serving Those Who Have Served

    Sue Helling, Access and Types of Appointments Sherry Slycord, Battlefield Acupuncture DeeAnn Suther, Care in the Community or Mission Act

  • 3:30pm - 3:45pm


  • 3:45pm - 4:45pm

    Opiods: The "Easy Button" for Pain Control that Led to an Epidemic

    Ashley Hansen, PharmD, BCPS, Sanford Pharmacy Manager

  • 4:45pm - 5:00pm


  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Annual Business Meeting

  • 6:00pm - 9:30pm

    Banquet/Live Auction

    Entertainment by Magic Joe (Joey Barnett, RN, BSN) and Live Auction by Steve Simon, Simon Auction

Monday, October 7, 2019

  • 8:00am - 9:00am

    Registration and Continental Breakfast

  • 9:00am - 10:00am

    Keynote - Nurses on Boards Panel Discussion

    Laurie Benson - Moderator. Panelists - Heidi Myhre, Tom Stenvig, Sandra Welling, Deb Fischer-Clemens

  • 10:00am - 10:15am

    Exhibitor Break

  • 10:15am - 11:00am

    Big Difference: Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting using an Evidence-based Nursing Model

    Carrie Churchill, RN South Dakota Department of Health Home Visiting Program Manager Bright Start

  • 11:00am - 11:45am

    Diabetes and the Carbohydrate Connection

    Nancy Hartung, MSN RN CDE, Sanford Aberdeen Diabetes Educator

  • 11:45am - 12:15pm

    Exhibitor Break

  • 12:15pm - 1:45pm

    Awards Luncheon

  • 2:00pm - 2:45pm

    Magnifying Your Days One Connection at a Time

    Bonnie Rinehart, RN

  • 2:45pm - 3:15pm

    Closing Ceremony/Evaluation