President's Message

President's Message

Greetings MAOHN members,

There is just something about this time of year. Spring has always been a sign of fresh starts and new beginnings, as the snow finally starts to melt away, the grass starts to get greener, and budding trees surround us. For the first time recently, I welcomed waking up to sunshine and birds chirping.

While we all have started to make the transition out of winter and welcome these brighter days, the MAOHN leadership team has been working diligently to learn about the past and present, while embracing our new roles and thinking about the future of MAOHN. Please be on the lookout for a meeting invite, which will bring us all together to discuss and make some decisions on an important topic that we anticipate will move us forward in a positive direction.

Meanwhile, as you are aware, next week, April 3 - 9 is OHN week, which is an exciting time to reflect on the rich and varied history of the occupational health nursing profession, as well as celebrate ourselves and each other for the profound impact we have, and the difference we are making in the lives of Minnesota workers, their families, and our surrounding communities. Take a minute next week to enjoy a walk when the sun is out, breathe, and acknowledge all that you have endured these past two years. We have a bright future ahead, full of learning, growth, and supporting each other to be the nurses, and the people, we strive to be. Thank you for all you do, and thank you for hanging in there with MAOHN!

Be sure to also check out the upcoming AAOHN webinars and register for the AAOHN Virtual Conference, which is coming up on June 8 - 9, 2022.

Happy Spring and Happy OHN Week to all!

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