TO DELTA GAMMA at-large Chapter
Rich History, Bright Future
Annual Nursing Research Event
November 5, 2015
Leave ON TIME: Development of a Mnemonic Tool to Promote Transition
to Bedside Report in the ICU
Tracy Lemmer, MSN, FNP-BC, APNP
Desert, Detention, and Deportation: Narrative Inquiry
With Women Recently Deported into Mexico
Ruth Ann Belknap, PhD, RN
An Online Educational Initiative Improves Pediatric
Oncology Nurses' Spiritual Care Knowledge, Attitudes, and Competence
Petersen, PhD, RN
5:30 PM Hors d’oeuvres - Cash Bar (Wine, Beer
PM Research Presentations
Alverno College • 3400 South 43rd Street • Milwaukee,
The event will be held in the Sister Joel Read Conference
(Free Parking Available in Parking Structure and Lots)
Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Conference
Improving Quality and Safety Through Research
Save the Date: May 13, 2016
Marquette University, Alumni Memorial Union
This conference has been developed for staff nurses, advanced
practice nurses, educators, managers, administrators and students
involved in or interested in improving outcomes through research.
The conference will include research presentations and interactive
workshop sessions. It will feature poster presentations, sponsor
displays, a variety of exhibitors, and door prizes.
For more information contact the conference coordinator at Lois.Seefeldt@cuw.edu
Call for Abstracts for Oral
or Poster Presentations
Abstracts Due December 15, 2015
1. One page, 8 ½” by 11”, single spaced,
using Arial, font size 11, no bold type, with margins of 1” on
2. The page heading should include: Title of the oral presentation
or poster, the authors’ names, credentials, organization
affiliation, city. phone number and e-mail of 1st author.
3. Under the heading, identify submission for oral or poster
presentation. Research or projects presented orally must be completed
by the conference date, preliminary or to-date findings accepted
4. Include labeled sections, as applicable to the work.
• Background or Significance
• Purpose of the project or study
• Literature review, or current evidence, or conceptual
framework, if applicable
• Description of Sample or Population
• Results or Outcomes
• Conclusions and Implications
5. Assure that document protections and all mark-ups are off
when the abstract is submitted.
6. Submit the abstract along with a completed Bio/Conflict of
Interest form*, via e-mail no later than December 15, 2015. Abstracts
without BIO/COI forms cannot be considered for presentation.
Send your abstract to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts due December 15, 2015
Thank You for Your Abstract Submission!
This year’s award recipients:
Norma Lang PhD, RN, FAAN, FRCN
Paula Pintar MSN, RN and Christine Shaw PhD, FNP-BC, ANC-P
Marianne Weiss DNSc, RN, Kathy Bobay PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Ronda
Hughes PhD, MHS, RN, FAAN, Olga Yakusheva PhD, MS, BS, Linda
Costa PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Save the Date - Annual Nursing Research Event - November 5,
Hosted by Alverno College
Sigma Theta Tau
Delta Gamma At-Large Chapter
Research Award Grant Application Announcement
Maximum Award: $3,000 for one year
Submission Deadline: September 14, 2015
The Delta Gamma Chapter At-Large of Sigma Theta Tau is now accepting
applications for a research grant to be awarded at the STTI Delta
Gamma At-Large Research Conference to be held in Fall 2015.
Eligibility and Requirements:
- Active member of Delta Gamma At-Large Chapter
- Ability to carry out the proposed research. Beginning researchers
need to have a qualified advisor.
- Research must be completed one year after the presentation
of the award.
- A written copy of the completed research must be submitted
at the end of 2016.
- The grant recipient may be required to present the completed
research at the annual chapter research conference or general
- Funding will not be provided retrospectively for research
completed or near completion.
Submit an electronic copy of the research proposal (as an e-mail
attachment) that includes:
- Title page with name and credentials.
- Title page without name and credentials (for blind review)
- Brief Biosketch
- Introduction, background, significance
- Problem statement
- Brief theoretical framework (if appropriate)
- Hypotheses or research question(s)
- References and appendices
- include copies of instruments/interview guides; organizational
support letters - e.g., access to research subjects, resources,
- Documentation of IRB approval
Limit length to no more than 6 pages, double spaced (excluding
title page, budget, references, and appendices), and typed in
12 point font with 1 inch margins.
All applications will be evaluated using a blind review process.
The recommendation of the Research Committee is submitted to
the Executive Committee of the Delta Gamma Chapter At-Large for
the award decision.
Applications should be submitted no later than September 14,
Congratulations and best wishes to our newly elected leaders.
We know that we can expect the best efforts and professionalism
from our new roster of active leaders.
Here are the election results:
Patti Varga - Alverno Faculty Counselor
JoAnn Lomax - Leadership Succession Committee
Cori Gibson - Leadership Succession Committee
Ann Van Eerden - Vice President, Alverno College
Shanita Washington - Leadership Succession Committee
Our membership is our organization.
Dear Members of Delta Gamma At-Large,
I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season and are
now settling into the routine of a new year. As I was driving
into work today I heard on the radio that January is the month
of the most disputes in households as people start to get cabin
fever. So this is something to keep in mind if you note yourself
becoming a bit moody! Time to think of some ways to keep yourself
busy and Delta Gamma At-Large has some great opportunities for
you to do this.
On February 4th Delta Gamma At-Large, along with the other
Sigma Theta Tau Chapters of Southeastern Wisconsin, will be holding
our annual Joint Chapter Event. This event is always a wonderful
opportunity for members to connect with colleagues and friends
that we have not seen in a while. It also provides the chance
to learn more about our great profession. This year’s event
is entitled, “Nursing Roads Less Traveled” where
a panel of speakers will provide us with information on the role
of nurses in a variety of settings. The conference will be held
at Alverno College starting at 5:30 PM. See the Delta Gamma At-Large
website and Facebook page for more information and for how to
Our induction ceremony will be held on April 26th starting
at 1:00 PM. Our induction ceremony is always a wonderful and
inspirational event. It allows us the opportunity to celebrate
with new inductees as well as serving as a reminder as to why
we all became members of Sigma Theta Tau International. All members
are always welcome and encouraged to attend. We are also looking
for volunteers to assist in planning as well as to assist the
day of the ceremony. If you are interested, you can contact any
member of the board for more information.
Another upcoming event is the “Building Bridges to Research” Conference
that will held at the Marquette campus on May 8th. Delta Gamma
At-Large is a sponsor for this event and has a booth set up to
provide visibility for our chapter. We are looking for individuals
to help man this booth. It does not have to be all day, but can
be broken into shifts so that all can enjoy everything the conference
has to offer. We hope that you will take the opportunity to attend
this great research event that is held so close to home, and
if you would like to help at the booth, please contact a board
member for more information.
As we move forward, we continue to examine past events and
to explore areas for future growth. In November we held a Meet-n-Greet
at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to provide employees
information about our chapter. We are planning another Meet-n-Greet
at the Wheaton-Franciscan Health Care Organization for spring.
This June, Sigma Theta Tau International will be starting a new
biennium. Delta Gamma At-Large will be working to achieve a Chapter
Key Award for this new biennium. We will be looking for volunteers
to assist with both of these activities, so continue to visit
the website and Facebook page for more details.
Finally, the time is coming to elect new officers to the board
of Delta Gamma At-Large. If you or someone you know is interested
in taking on a larger position within the organization, please
consider this wonderful opportunity. Even if you are not that
familiar with DGAL, you will be mentored by experienced board
members. Watch for the nominations forms which will be out soon.
Even if you do not wish to run, please be sure to vote for the
elected positions within the next few weeks.
As you can see, we have been busy and still have work ahead.
I am excited to move the chapter forward as we explore ways to
recruit and retain active members. I hope to see you at some
of the upcoming events!
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