The Epsilon Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International was chartered in 1980 at SIUE. It is open to nursing students who meet established academic and professional criteria both at graduate and undergraduate levels and to community nursing leaders. The society is concerned with the advancement of professional nursing through scholarship, research and practices.
Undergraduate students must have a GPA of 3.0 and shall have completed Semester 6. Undergraduates must be in the top 35 % of their class. Graduate students must have a GPA of 3.5 and completed a minimum of one quarter of the required graduate curriculum. Nurse anesthesia students need to complete 30 hours of coursework. A nurse leader must have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field, and have demonstrated achievement in nursing. Undergraduates and graduate students who meet the criteria are mailed letters of invitation by the Eligibility chairperson of Sigma Theta Tau International in January each year.
Please consider applying for, or prodding someone you know who would be a good candidate for, one of these awards.
Dissertation or Evidence-Based Practice Project Research Award (($500)
Writing for Publication Award. First time authors and those graduate students at the proposal stage are encouraged to check out the links and consider applying by the March 29, 2013 deadline.
-Michele Beatty is working on using an electronic ballot (as opposed to an electric ballot, which would be off-putting) for this year’s officer elections.
-Check your newsletter (see link below) for details and news about our Bi-State Consortium.
-The Well Committee will soon be announcing plans to distribute the funds submitted for digging/building/supplying a well in Africa. Numerous suggestions, including some from International, have been submitted and each are being scrutinized carefully.
Annual Business Meeting
The Annual Business Meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 8, 2013, at 5:30 PM, at Bella Milano in Edwardsville. RSVP is requested to Annette Musenbrock (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (618)650-3958 by 4:30 PM, on Tuesday, April 1, 2013. Dinner is $30.00 for members, $20.00 for those being inducted, and $30.00 for guests of the new inductees. Payment may be made at the door, but a head count is necessary ahead of time.
The Annual Business Meeting provides a warm and friendly venue for re-connecting with old contacts and making new ones. It also reflects an annual transition for the chapter: new officers will be installed (please see the emailed ballot sent recently, or if inadvertently deleted, email email@example.com; induction of members who could not attend our Fall Induction ceremony; and presentations of member research activities.
This year, a recent graduate, Jose Gutierrez, will present his Senior Assignment project describing his trip to Ghana, and a recent graduate student, Ruth Petrov, will present her project on the use of TEAMSTEPS.
Awards will be presented to students or faculty working on their dissertation or evidence-based project as well as writing for first-time publication. In addition, the membership will be asked to consider a motion from the Well Sub-Committee for the allocation of funds collected for, well, a well project, which has been a long-standing philanthropic effort begun by and continued in honor of Dr. Gladys Mabunda.
We’re looking forward to seeing you there.