Gamma Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International - University of Iowa

Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Chapter

Gamma Research and EBP Grant Seed Money Award

Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International supports the advancement of nursing knowledge through the provision of seed grant money. This year we are including funding for both research and evidence based practice (EBP) projects.
See Application Link for more information about the award.

If you have questions, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 319-335-7087encode=“sharon-tucker@uiowa.edu” title=“Sharon Tucker”} 319-356-0518

NOTE: Please send your completed application to:
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  Phone: 335-7296

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Gamma Global Sponsorship Award

Who: Any STTI Gamma active dues paying member who seeks to enhance their professional nursing experience through healthcare or nursing work abroad, while supporting the mission of STTI
What: $1,000 to be used toward trip expenses, conference fees, or other program costs for a trip abroad. 
When: This application will be due March 7th, 2016 and applicants will be notified by March 21st, and the award will be presented at the Spring Induction. 

Please fill out application below and attach a current resume or CV.  Include a 1-2 paragraph essay explaining your interest in the award and what your intentions are for its use.  Please describe why you feel international experiences are beneficial for the professional nurse and how it relates to the mission of STTI Gamma chapter.  Please see the following link to the STTI website for more information regarding global initiatives:
http://www.nursingsociety.org/GlobalAction/Initiatives/Pages/building_global.aspx

Global Sponsorship Award link

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Sigma Theta Tau International Gamma Chapter Open Leadership Board Positions

Do you want to apply your leadership knowledge and organizational skills into practice? Would you like to work with other leaders in the nursing profession? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then please consider applying for one of the following Gamma Chapter Leadership Board positions for the 2016 – 2018 term! Gamma Board nominations are due by February 5, 2016

Gamma Board Leader Qualifications:
        Active member in the Chapter
        Completed the consent to serve in the position Click here for Consent form
        Two-year (2016 – 2018) commitment

The following positions are elected by the chapter membership:

Open Officer Positions:

President Elect (2 year appointment):
      Will succeed into the presidency at the end of the two year term
      Lead the bylaws amendment process by considering, reviewing, editing and/or correlating amendments as suggested or appropriate
      Update the chapter’s bylaws to comply with changes made to the international bylaws by utilizing the chapter bylaws template created and updated by STTI headquarters.

Governance Committee Member/ Second Counselor:
      Help lead the procedure for determining membership eligibility and inducting members.
      Develop strategies for publicizing and informing students and nursing leaders of membership eligibility criteria. May work in conjunction with the Membership Involvement Committee
      Participate in chapter events and communicates chapter purpose to students, nurses in practice, and the general public.

Leadership Succession Chair:
  Develop members in organizational leadership roles across the span of their careers
  Mentor members to assume positions at all levels of the organization
  Oversee the selection of members who can provide the necessary leadership to achieve chapter goals and to meet the needs of members
  Manage the preparation, distribution and tallying of election ballots
  Notify all candidates (elected and non-elected) of the election results
  Note: Those serving on the Leadership Succession Committee are not permitted to be on the slate of candidates for office or committee positions.
  Participate in chapter events and communicates chapter purpose to students, nurses in practice, and the general public.

Leadership Succession Committee Member:
      Develop members in organizational leadership roles across the span of their careers.
      Serve as chair of the awards committee.
      Manage the process for reviewing and judging award and scholarship applications.
      Recruit candidates for awards and scholarships - locally, regionally and internationally. Assists with the application process.
      Ensure that all applicants are notified of judging results, selected or not selected. Informs award and scholarship recipients of the manner in which they will receive their award or scholarship.
      Coordinate preparation of entries for any regional or international awards in which the chapter wishes to make application.
      Encourage chapter members to apply for international awards.

Award Chair/ Research Committee Co-chair (1 representative from the UI College of Nursing and one representative from UI Hospitals and Clinics):
      Serve as chair of the awards committee.
      Manage the process for reviewing and judging award and scholarship applications.
      Recruit candidates for awards and scholarships - locally, regionally and internationally. Assists with the application process.
      Ensure that all applicants are notified of judging results, selected or not selected. Informs award and scholarship recipients of the manner in which they will receive their award or scholarship.
      Coordinate preparation of entries for any regional or international awards in which the chapter wishes to make application.
      Encourage chapter members to apply for international awards

To nominate yourself for either an elected or an appointed position, please complete the attached form and send a current CV to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or contact Dr. Montgomery if there are questions or more information is needed.

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Leadership Intern Program Spring 2016

Are you a born leader?  Do you ever wish you could be more of a leader than a follower?  Would you like to be mentored by other leaders in the nursing profession?  If you answered “yes” to any of the questions, then the Leadership Intern Program might be for you!

Application Link
Applications will be due on March 7, 2016.
For more information, contact Lou Ann Montgomery by e-mail, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

The Leadership Intern Program provides one member the opportunity to work closely with the leaders of the Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.  As a Leadership Intern you will function as a leader-in-training within the organization. You will receive various benefits for your service including:
-Payment for the Gamma membership
- Ability to network with nurse leaders
- Leadership skill development
- Great resume builder
- Payment to attend the Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Connection in Fall 2016
You will be responsible for carrying out important duties for the health and vitality of the chapter including:
- Work on a project with a Chapter officer.  The project will be mutually determined by the intern and the Chapter officer.
- Assist with membership involvement initiatives
- Attend/support board meetings
- Other duties as designated
Eligibility Criteria:
- Active membership in Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Chapter.
- Interest in leadership development.
- Potential for and willingness to serve as a leader within the Chapter or at the regional level.
- Completion of leadership application.

The Leadership Intern will be selected by the Gamma Chapter Board and announced at the induction ceremony.
The Leadership Intern’s tenure will last from March 2016 through December 2016.

Make a difference!  Be a Leadership Intern!  Apply today!

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Gamma Fall Meeting-EBP and the revised Iowa Model

Join us Tuesday November 17, 5-7PM in the UIHC NCEC Room W434 General Hospital!

Gamma’s fall meeting hosts Kristen Hanrahan, Michele Farrington, and Cindy Dawson, who will present their research recently presented at the 26th annual International Nursing Research Congress

Door prizes will be awarded, and pizza will be served!
Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for questions

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Spring Induction

This past Saturday, Gamma held our fall induction ceremony at the University Athletic Club. We were pleased to induct new members, award the Gamma Undergraduate Scholarship, introduce our new Gamma Undergraduate Intern and award the first ever Gamma Global Sponsorship Award.

The recipient of the $1,000 Undergraduate Scholarship Award was Caitlyn Grotewold.
The recipient of the $1,000 Global Sponsorship Award was Abbey Swanson, who will be traveling to India over the winter term to do work in pain, palliative and hospice care.
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The new Gamma Undergraduate Intern is Julie Barker who is a BSN student who will graduate in May 2016.
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BSN inductees included: Haley Andrews, Madeline Anglin, Elise Barazowski, Julie Barker, Audrey Binder, Alex Brown, Savannah Buch, Emma Buchele, Hannah Burdell, Carolyn Clarton, Rebecca Cohen, Dora Ehlen, Elisabeth Field, Amber Gonsoski, Caitlyn Grotewold, Nina Laroe, Hannah Lassise, Anne Parker, Caitlin Patenaude, Sarah Peterson, Carly Ryan, Julia Shade, Madison Slone, Brittany Smith, Claire Sullivan, Abbey Swanson, Amy Walker, Tessa Walz, Amy Zak
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RN/BSN inductees included: Carrie Dorn, Angela Dudley, Sara Herman, Jenna Hunter, Crystle, Liebhart, Rachel Miller, Joseph Mowers, Sara Wacker
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Nurse Leader inductees included: Keri Nace Mercer, April Prunty, Amos Schonrock, Memnun Seven, Colleen Shipley
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Congratulations to all of our new members and award winners! Welcome to the Gamma Chapter! Gamma’s spring induction ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 28th and we will be awarding the Betty Means Award, Global Sponsorship Award, Undergraduate Scholarship Award, Research/EBP grant and Chapter Leader of the Year Award at this ceremony. Stay tuned for award applications!

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Undergraduate Scholarship-Due October 9, 2015

The mission of Sigma Theta Tau International and Gamma Chapter is to honor and support nurses who excel in leadership, scholarship and service. This $1000 scholarship is designed to reward and facilitate educational program completion of students who are in the University of Iowa College of Nursing pre-licensure BSN or RN to BSN programs. To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must be a member of Gamma Chapter or have accepted the invitation for induction. Criteria for selection will be demonstrated academic/scholarship ability, leadership and service contributions. The award will be given to the selected student(s) at the fall induction meeting on Saturday, October 24, 2015.

Complete application and send to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Application Link Due October 9, 2015

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CLINICAL PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT AWARD (CPIA)

Purpose:
The purpose of the Clinical Performance Improvement Award (CPIA) is to recognize nurses in clinical practice who have demonstrated innovative and high quality practice. This award may be given to an individual or individual and community partner. This partnership may include an individual and the partner (individual or agency) for joint recognition. Awards may be given for projects or activities in process or completed projects.

Nomination and Application:
A clinical leader may be nominated by any nurse, health care provider, agency, or citizen. The application deadline is October 20 of each year. Self-nominations (applications) are also acceptable. If no nominations are received by one week prior to the date nominations are due, the Awards Committee may solicit nominations through the Gamma membership.

Click here to access the award: Award application

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Gamma Global Sponsorship Award

STTI Gamma Chapter would like to share the announcement of a new award recently approved for disbursement. It is our goal to offer this award in the spring and in the fall each year. The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.  Sigma Theta Tau International’s vision is to be the global organization of choice for nursing.

Click here for a link to the application. Award Application

Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

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Congratulations Gamma Chapter

Dear Gamma Chapter,

We wanted to share some exciting news with our membership. We have been selected as a 2015 recipient of the Chapter Key Award. The chapter key award was created in 1991 and honors chapters that excel in chapter related activities such as membership recruitment and retention, publicity and programming, professional and leadership development and local/national/international collaboration. The chapter will accept this award for the seventh time at the Chapter Awards Celebration in November at Sigma Theta Tau International’s 43rd Biennial Convention.

Some feedback from the judges included:
-“The chapter has a variety of activities and programs conducted and participated by numerous different members which is commendable”.
-“I was extremely impressed by the volume of community service work that this chapter has engaged its members!”.
-“The chapter demonstrates effective use of social media to connect STTI members with chapter activities and work-in particular in the area of research and presentations as well as event planning”.
-“Gamma chapter is doing many great things for their members and the community, as well as living the ‘call to action’ items”.

The STTI president said, “the chapter’s exceptional work in nursing is an inspiration to all STTI chapters”. This award is a testament to Gamma’s dedicated and involved membership. We would like to thank our members for all that they do for our chapter. Congratulations!

Sincerely,
Anne Bye, BSN, RN, CPN
Gamma Chapter, President

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Upcoming Events

  • Officer Nominations Due

    When: Fri Feb 5, 2016

    Event Status: confirmed
  • Research Award Application Due

    When: Fri Feb 5, 2016

    Event Status: confirmed
  • UIHC Professional Organization and Certification Fair

    When: Tue Feb 23, 2016

    Where: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, United States
    Event Status: confirmed
  • Undergraduate Scholarship, Undergraduate Intern Application, Gamma Global Sponsorship Award, National EBP Conference Application, and Betty Means Award Deadlines

    When: Mon Mar 7, 2016

    Event Status: confirmed