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Our President's Letter

Winter, 2015

Dear Members of Delta Gamma At-Large,

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Carol Sabel, President

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 register.

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!

Respectfully,

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Carol Sabel
President
Delta Gamma At-Large Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau International

 

 

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17th Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Conference

May 8, 2015, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI              

 

Call for Grant Applications

Deadline February 28, 2015

One $2,500 AWARD FOR A MASTER'S OR DOCTORAL STUDENT IN NURSING

One $2,500 AWARD FOR AN INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM

One $1,000 AWARD FOR TRANSLATIONAL PROJECT

 

ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Be an employee or student of a Southeastern Wisconsin Research Consortium Member*
  2. Research or Translational Science project must be completed by May 2016
  3. A written copy of the completed research must be submitted by May 2016
  4. Funding will not be provided retrospectively for research that is completed or near completion at time of submission
  5. Applicants will be notified of committee decisions in April 2015
  6. Grants will be awarded at the Research Conference on May 8, 2015
  7. Recipients will be expected to present their study/project (oral or poster) at the May 2016 conference

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES: Applications missing required elements will not be considered.

  1. Submit the research or translational science project proposal as a Microsoft Word Document, six (6) pages maximum, excluding title page, abstract, Bio, budget, references, and appendices. The total application should be no more than 30 pages.
  2. Pages 8 ½” by 11”, single spaced, Arial font size 11, with 1” margins on all sides.
  3. Title page with title of the research in CAPITAL LETTERS, the authors’ names, credentials, organization affiliation, city, phone number, and e-mail.  Proposals will be blinded for review.
  4. Biographical information, one (1) page or three (3) page limit if using the NIH Biographical Sketch.
  5. Abstract, one (1) page only.
  6. Proposal to Include:

    • Background and Significance
    • Problem or aim statement
    • Brief theoretical/conceptual framework (if applicable)
    • Research question(s)/ hypotheses OR translational question
    • Methods including design, procedure and data analysis
    • Timetable
    • Budget
    • Documentation of IRB review or approval, if applicable
    • Letter(s) of support outlining specific areas of institutional support such as time, facility space or equipment, resources, assistance or guidance
    • References and appendices including instruments, interview guides, or other tools

 

SENDING THE APPLICATION

E-mail all documents in one attachment no later than February 28, 2015 to:

Jeri Pearcy, MS, RN jpearcy@wi.rr.com

*Co-sponsored by Southeast Wisconsin Research Consortium Members: Alverno College, Aurora Health Care, Children’s Hospital & Health System, Columbia St. Mary’s, Concordia University Wisconsin, Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette University, ProHealth Care, Sigma Theta Tau Chapters: Delta Gamma at Large, Eta Nu, and Phi Beta; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, and Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center

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May 8, 2015, 7:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Marquette University, Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI

17th Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Conference

Improving Quality and Safety Through Patient Centered Outcome Research: Understanding the PCORI National Vision & Mission

 

Keynote speaker – Dr. Mary Blegen, RN, MA, PhD, FAAN

Mary Blegen is member of the Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She is also an Adjunct Professor at the College of Nursing, University of Colorado at Denver, Professor Emerita in the Department of Community Health Systems at the University of California, San Francisco, and a Fellow at the American Academy of Nursing. She has served as the Director of the Center for Patient Safety in the School of Nursing, UCSF, and as a Senior Scholar for the Interdisciplinary Fellow in the Quality Scholars program in the VA Health System.

Dr. Blegen’s research program focuses on the evaluation of patient outcomes in relation to nurse staffing, working conditions, safety climate, and inter-disciplinary teamwork. Her research includes: Interdisciplinary safety culture, and patient experiences of care; Relationships between nurse staffing and quality of care in academic hospitals, community hospitals; and nursing homes; and hospital system load effects on adverse incidents. Dr. Blegen has published extensively and presented nationally.

Conference features
The conference will include research presentations and interactive workshop sessions. It will feature poster presentations, sponsor displays, a variety of exhibitors, and door prizes.

Target audience
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.

For more information: Email Catherine.stevic@marquette.edu

Co-sponsored by Southeast Wisconsin Research Consortium Members: Alverno College, Aurora Health Care, Children’s Hospital & Health System, Columbia St. Mary’s, Concordia University Wisconsin, Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette University, ProHealth Care, Sigma Theta Tau Chapters: Delta Gamma at Large, Eta Nu, and Phi Beta; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, and Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center

 

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