We are currently considering these members’ applications for 2015 open Gamma Leader Board positions/nominations; Voting will be available through Qualtrics by March 6, 2015.
President-elect- Janet Hosking (view CV)
Vice President-Cassandra Ellis (view CV)
Governance Committee chair/ first Counselor-Stephanie Gilbertson-White
Awards Chair/Betty Means and Clinical Performance Improvement Award (CPIA)- Ann Rhodes (view CV)
Communications Chair-Olivia Croskey (view CV)
Dear Gamma Members,
Gamma Chapter is supporting two scholarships for attendance at the National Evidence-Based Practice Conference, sponsored by University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, University of Iowa College of Nursing, and Gamma Chapter, to be hosted at the Marriott Hotel on April 23-24, 2016. The scholarship covers the cost of the registration fee for the conference. We encourage all members to consider applying for the scholarship using the application form found on our web site and attached here.
The Conference theme for 2015 is Nursing Workload Balance—Quality Care and Staff Wellness.
Here is the link for the application: Scholarship application
Keynote Address: What Do We Know About Cognitive Work in Health Care?
Ann Bisantz, PhD; Professor and Chair, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University at Buffalo
Plenary Session: The Impact of Work Schedule, Physical Demands and Sleep on Nurse Injury and Patient Outcomes
Alison Miller Trinkoff, RN, ScD, FAAN; Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing
Unveiling the Revised Iowa Model
Laura Cullen, DNP, RN, FAAN; EBP Scientist, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Barbara Rakel, PhD, RN, FAAN; Associate Professor, University of Iowa College of Nursing
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 2015 – 2017 term!
Gamma Board Nominations are due by February 6, 2015.
Gamma Board Leader Qualifications:
· Active member in the Chapter
· Completed the consent to serve in the position
· Two-year (2015 – 2017) commitment except for President elect which will be a 1 year appointment for calendar year 2015
If you are still interested, please fill out the application and return by new deadline, January 23, 2015.
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
You are invited!!!
What: STTI Gamma’s Fall Meeting with “Evidence-based Practice and Sustaining Fall Prevention for Adult Oncology Inpatients” presented by Laura Cullen, DNP, RN, FAAN, Sharon Tucker, PhD, RN, FAAN, PMHCNS-BC and Deb Sheikholeslami,
Door prizes will be given away and pizza will be served!
Who: STTI members and fellow nursing colleagues
When: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 from 5-7pm
Where: UIHC NCEC (Nursing Clinical Education Center) room W417 General Hospital
Laura Cullen recently travelled to the 25th International Nursing Research Congress in Hong Kong. She along with members of her team will be sharing their research and experiences with us!
Due January 9, 2015
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.
Anne Bye accepting the chapter key award last year. We are always striving to receive this prestigious award.
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.
CPIA Award Application
Please check out the application for more details.