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.
Application Link Due October 9, 2015
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
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
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!
Anne Bye, BSN, RN, CPN
Gamma Chapter, President
Leadership Intern Program Fall 2015
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!
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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 UIHC Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care’s annual Evidence Based Practice Conference in April 2016 or other local conference
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
- Active membership in Sigma Theta Tau, 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.
Applications will be due on October 16, 2015.
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 October 2015 through May 2016.
Make a difference! Be a Leadership Intern! Apply today!
Congratulations to Mary de la Calzada and Kyle Engelbart from Lankenau Medical Center on receiving the Gamma Nurse Residency Poster award!
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Welcome to our new members and congratulations to the recipients of the awards and scholarships distributed at this year’s Spring Induction!
Friend of Nursing Award presented to Means Family
Undergraduate Award recipient Bailey Ford
Chapter Leader of the Year Award recipient Olivia Croskey
Research Award: Hyunkyoung Oh, MSN, RN $1700 Award for her project:“Validation of Nursing-Sensitive Knowledge and Self-Management Outcomes for Adults with Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes”
Betty Means Award: Ciarra Lang, MSN, RN, $1000 Award for her dedication to community and nursing
Congratulations to the members of the Gamma Leader Board on their appointments!
President-elect: Janet Hosking
Vice President: Cassandra Ellis
Governance Committee chair/ first Counselor: Stephanie Gilbertson-White
Leadership Succession Committee Member: Stephanie Stewart & Sheila Crook-Lockwood
Awards Chair/Betty Means and Clinical Performance Improvement Award (CPIA): Ann Rhodes
Communications Chair: Olivia Croskey