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  • Reminder: 2021 Nursing Showcase of Excellence Available for 1.0 CNE

    2021 Nursing Showcase of Excellence

     

    The Alpha Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society (STTI) in collaboration with UTMB Health System and UTMB School of Nursing, presents

    2021 Nursing Showcase of Excellence

    Sharing Research/EBP/PI work conducted by RNs affiliated with UTMB & Alpha Delta Chapter

    **E-posters available for review on demand.
    **1.0 contact hour have been approved for RNs for this continuing education activity.

    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002176

  • Next General Membership Meeting 9/13/2021

    The Alpha Delta Chapter will be conducting our next General Membership meeting on Monday, Sept. 13 from 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm. 
    Location: UTMB Health League City Campus
    2240 Gulf Freeway South
    Medical Plaza One, Room #2204
    Guest Presenter: Cpl. Tyson Armstrong with UTMB Police Dept. will be presenting "De-escalation: It's a Process" for which we are submitting for potential CNE.


    Please RSVP with Michael Leger or Ernestine Cuellar before Friday, 9/3/21 so we can decide on refreshments. A Zoom link will also be made available for those who are unable to attend in person.

     If you require parking information for UTMB LCC's campus, please contact me via email at jmleger@utmb.edu.

     

  • Member Highlight July 2021: Gayla Eppinger

    Let me introduce you to Gayla Eppinger, DNP, MN, APRN, NNP-BC, C-NPT, C-ONQS, C-NNIC. Dr. Eppinger is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in the department of Neonatology at UT Southwestern Health System. Dr. Eppinger earned her DNP at UTMB in April of 2021, an MN in Neonatal-Perinatal Nursing from Emory University in December of 1994, and an Associate Degree in Nursing from Gordon College in June of 1990. Dr. Eppinger's areas of nursing interest include neonatal nursing, role transition, evidence based-medicine, and quality improvement. Dr. Eppinger's Scholarly Practice Project involved the implementation of a standardized guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia in neonates. 

    1. How long have you been a member of Sigma International (formerly STTI)? Joined in the Spring semester of 2020
    2.  Why did you decide to join Sigma? I value being a part of an organization of like-minded individuals who are focused on promoting nursing scholarship and leadership which in the end makes for improved patient care. 
    3. How has being a member of the Alpha Delta Chapter of Sigma benefitted you professionally? I'm pleased to say that recognition of my achievements has been augmented by being a member of Sigma. I am sure more benefits will follow. 
    4. What is your advice to other Alpha Delta Chapter members who might be considering becoming more involved in the Chapter? Networking within and outside of the organization will help advance any work you are involved in - you have nothing to lose by helping others.
  • Save the Date: General Membership Meeting

    Alpha Delta Chapter's next General Membership Meeting will be held from 6:45 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 13, 2021. Corporal Tyson Armstrong of the UTMB Police Department will be presenting "De-escalation: It's a Process" (Request for CE credits are being submitted). Location will be announced soon!
  • ADC Member Highlights

    Beginning this month, ADC will be highlighting one of our members in a Member Highlight section of our website. If you are interested to serve as a profile for our Member Highlight section, please contact Dr. J. Michael Leger via email at jmleger@utmb.edu.

    June '21 Member Highlight: Dr. Laura King
  • 2021 Showcase of Nursing Excellence Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the following participants who won their respective categories in the 2021 Nursing Showcase of Excellence sponsored by the Alpha Delta Chapter of Sigma International, UTMB Health’s Nursing Research and NEAR Departments, and the UTMB School of Nursing:

     

    EBP/PI Category: Diana Grimm-Mapp, BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN; Kirby Thierheimer, BSN, RN; Chelsea Burke, BSN, RN, TCRN, CEN, SANE-A

    “Unidirectional Flow Process: How Implementation Can Improve Patient Flow through a Health System During Known Surge Events”

     

    Research Category: Annalyn DeMello, PhD, MPH, RN; Darlene Acorda, PhD, APRN, CNE, CPNP-PC; David Allen, MS; Rahema Aman, MPH, BDS; Deborah Thompson, PhD; Mary Brandt, MD; Stephanie Sisley, MD

    “Growing Up After Adolescent Bariatric Surgery: Understanding Weight Loss, Body Image, and Healthcare Transitions in Young Adulthood”

     

    Student Category: Keleigh Warnke, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, SDNP

    “Developing a Systematic Process to Identify Breastfeeding/Pumping Moms in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – A Quality Improvement Project”

  • Monthly Board Meetings moving to Zoom Platform

    The Alpha Delta Chapter of Sigma International has decided to move our monthly board meetings from the Teams platform to the Zoom platform in an effort to make it easier for more members to attend. As a reminder, the board meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month from 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm. 

    JULY 5 - Board Meeting 

    AUGUST 2 - Board Meeting 

    SEPTEMBER 13th - General Meeting 

    OCTOBER 4 - Board Meeting 

    NOVEMBER 1 - Board Meeting 

    DECEMBER 6 - Board Meeting

  • 2021 Nursing Showcase of Excellence

    In honor of National Nurses Week

    Thursday, May 6 – Wednesday, May 12, 2021

    The Alpha Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society (STTI) in collaboration with UTMB Health System and UTMB School of Nursing, presents

    2021 Nursing Showcase of Excellence

    <Click Here to Access>

    Sharing Research/EBP/PI work conducted by RNs affiliated with UTMB & Alpha Delta Chapter

    E-posters and rubrics available for review on demand between May 6 – May 12

    1. contact hours have been approved for RNs for this continuing education activity

     

    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002176

  • 2021 Meeting Dates

    Please join us in 2021 and participate in your Chapter's Board and General Meetings.
    Meetings are held on the First Monday of each Month. 

    Dates are subject to change so please check here for changes in dates or locations prior to meetings. 

    *Due to COVID-19, all meetings are currently being held via ZOOM until further notice. 

    Join Zoom Meeting
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    Meeting ID: 920 5318 8838
    Passcode: 918932
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    JANUARY – No Meeting  

    FEBRUARY 1 - Board Meeting 

    MARCH 1 - General Meeting CNE Presentation by Dr. Peck

    APRIL 5 - Board Meeting & Call for Nominations 

    MAY 3 - Board Meeting / Elections in May

    JUNE 7 - Board Meeting / New Board Convenes

    JULY 5 - Board Meeting 

    AUGUST 2 - Board Meeting 

    SEPTEMBER 13th - General Meeting 

    OCTOBER 4 - Board Meeting 

    NOVEMBER 1 - Board Meeting 

    DECEMBER 6 - Board Meeting 

  • Sigma Meeting Agendas and Minutes Archive

    Alpha Delta Members: 
    All Chapter members have access to documents specific to Alpha Delta Chapter.  As of 2019, meeting minutes, agendas, and General meeting flyers have been uploaded and archived in the Chapter Library. 

    To view documents: Select 'Library' then 'Meeting Minutes.'  From there you can select the appropriate drop-down menus labeled Meeting Minutes, Agendas, or Flyers.
  • ACTIVE MEMBERS: PLEASE READ

    Please take a moment to make sure your contact information is correct and up to date so you will receive invitations for general meetings and special events.
    Thank you!

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