Gamma Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International - University of Iowa

Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Chapter

Fall 2014 Mentoring Event

The Gamma Chapter hosted a Fall Mentoring Event on September 4, 2014 at Brix Cheese Shop and Wine Bar. The 17 Gamma members in attendance enjoyed a fun social evening. The highlight of the evening was a presentation “Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others” by Sharon Tucker, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, followed by a lively discussion about self-care. Several prizes were raffled off including a 10% discount to a UIHC Mindfulness Program.

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Chapter Key award received in 2011 and 2013

Anne Bye accepting the chapter key award last year.  We are always striving to receive this prestigious award.
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Clinical Performance Improvement Award (CPIA) Application

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/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.

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CPIA Award Application

Please check out the application for more details.

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Undergraduate Intern Application 2014-2015 Now Available

Apply now for the Undergraduate Intern Position
Undergraduate Leadership Internship Application

Due: October 17, 2014 for Fall 2014 and March 9th, 2015 for Spring

For more information, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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“Advanced Male Genitourinary Examination”

Thad Wilson, PhD, RN, FAAN presented work entitled “Advanced Male Genitourinary Examination.” at the Title X National Clinical Conference in Orlando, Fl.

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“Promoting Culturally Congruent Nursing Practice in a Homogeneous Educational Setting”

On June 5-7, 2014, Melissa Lehan Makin and Sue Lehmann presented “Promoting Culturally Congruent Nursing Practice in a Homogeneous Educational Setting” at the 2014 Association of Community Health Nurse Educators (ACHNE) Annual Institute in San Antonio, TX .

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“Implementing the Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) Model: Perspectives of Students, Instructors and

Dr. Ellen Cram presented at the 10th Annual Dedicated Education Unit Conference at the University of Portland on July 19. Her group’s presentation was entitled “Implementing the Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) Model: Perspectives of Students, Instructors and the Clinical Agency”. The team also included Jenniffer Carpe, Nurse Manager and Kari Schneiders, Clinical Instructor and Assistant Nurse Manager 3JPW. They will be repeating the presentation we did in Oregon at the Iowa Association of Colleges of Nursing (IACN) fall faculty workshop on Sept 12 in Newton,Ia.

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Current Officer List

Officers
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - President (2014-2016)
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Vice-President, Program Task Force, Membership Involvement Committee Co-chair (2013-2015)
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)- Secretary (2014-2016)
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Treasurer (2014-2016)

Governance Committee
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)- Chair, First Counselor (2013-2015)
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)- Member, Second Counselor (2014-2016)
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)- Committee Member (2013-2015)
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Bylaws (2014-2016)

Scholarships and Awards
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Awards Committee Chair, Betty Means and CPIA awards (2013-2015)
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Scholarship Chair, Past President (2014-2016)
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Research Committee Co-Chair (2014-2016)
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Research Committee Co-Chair (2014-2016)

Archivist
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (2012-2014)

Leadership Succession Committee
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Chair (2012-2014)
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Member (2014-2015)
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Member (2014-2016)

Mentorship Committee
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Co-Chair (2014-2016)
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Co-Chair (2014-2016)

Membership Involvement Committee
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Chair (2014-2015)
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Member (2014-2015)

Chapter Key Committee
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Chapter Key (2013-2015)

Communications Chair (2013-2015)
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Gamma Office Secretary (1998-present)
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Undergraduate Leadership Intern (March 2014-December 2014)
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Past President (2014-2016)
Laura Pabich

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CHI FUNDRAISER SUCCESS!

The Community Service Committee raised $470 for Community Health Initiative Haiti (http://www.chihaiti.org/donate/value-dollar/)  this semester by selling tank tops/t-shirts in the College of Nursing.  We are hoping to expand this fundraiser in the future!
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Nurse Residency Poster Award

This is the first year that Gamma has sponsored a Nurse Residency Poster Award at the National Evidence Based Practice Conference. The winners this year were from Stony Brook University Hospital in East Setauket, NY. The poster was titled Notes to the Night Nurse and the nurse residents were Jennifer Lipari, Sadith Camaano and Johnson Cesar from the neurology unit. Gamma would also like to thank our members, Becky Siewert, Grace Matthews and Susan Adams who served as judges for the poster award. In addition, we would like to thank Janet Hosking and Jill Valde who created the award. image

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Upcoming Events

  • Fall Induction

    When: Sat Oct 25, 2014 1pm to 3pm  CDT

    Where: University Athletic Club, 1360 Melrose Ave, Iowa City, IA 52246, United States
    Event Status: confirmed
  • Research Award Applications Due

    When: Fri Feb 6, 2015

    Event Status: confirmed
  • UIHC Professional Organization and Certification Fair

    When: Tue Feb 24, 2015 7am to 3pm  CST

    Event Status: confirmed
  • Undergratuate Scholarship, Undergraduate Intern Application, and Betty Means Award Applications Due

    When: Mon Mar 9, 2015

    Event Status: confirmed