Welcome to Indiana University of Pennsylvania's
Zeta Lambda chapter website!
A Vision to Lead:
To create a global community of nurses who lead in using scholarship, knowledge and technology to improve
the health of the world's people.
A Mission to Serve, Support and Improve:
Recognize superior achievement.
Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing provides leadership and scholarship in practice, education
and research to enhance the health of all people. We support the learning and professional development of our members,
who strive to improve nursing care worldwide.
Dr. Lora Ott, ZL Awards Chair on a Medical Mission Trip to San Luis, Mexico
ZL Vice President, Elaine Little, former STTI President, Suzanne Prevost & former
ZL President, Janice Holmes at the STTI Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana
The Purposes of our society are to:
- Recognize the development of leadership qualities.
- Foster high professional standards.
- Encourage creative work.
- Strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession.
Sigma Theta Tau International is dedicated to improving the health of people worldwide by increasing the scientific base of nursing practice.
- Members are nursing scholars committed to the pursuit of excellence in clinical practice, education, research and leadership.
- We believe that broadening the base of nursing knowledge through knowledge development, dissemination and use offers great promise for promoting a healthier populace.
- We are committed to furthering nursing research in health care delivery and public policy.
- We sustain and support nursing's development and provide vision for the future of nursing and health care through our network of worldwide community of nurse scholars.
- We make available our diverse resources to all people and institutions interested in the scientific knowledge base of the nursing profession.
Sigma Theta Tau was founded in 1922 by six nursing students at Indiana University. Modern nursing was barely 20 years old when Mary Tolle, Edith Moore, Marie Hippensteel, Dorothy Garrigus, Elizabeth Russell and Elizabeth McWilliams met to found a Society to advance the status of nursing as a profession. They recognized the value of scholarship and the importance of excellence in practice. With the full idealism of women forging pathways of change in the 1920s, they wanted to build a framework to encourage future leaders to effectively improve health care.In 1936, Sigma Theta Tau was the first organization in the U.S. to fund nursing research. Since then the Society has underwritten more than 250 small or "seed" grants, which often begin a whole body of research. These peer-reviewed grants are often the first recognition of potent concepts that eventually lead to major, wide-scale research projects and innovation in the nursing profession.
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The latest Zeta Lambda NEWSLETTER can be accessed, as well as all archived ZL Newsletters by clicking the following link:
***More Zeta Lambda EVENT PHOTOS can be viewed by clicking on the following links or by searching 'Zeta Lambda' under 'Resources' at the top of the webpage:
ZL Induction Luncheon, Spring 2013
ZL's Second Annual Research-Education Day, Fall 2012
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IUP's Zeta Lambda Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing's 3rd. Annual Research Education Day held on October 30th in the Ohio room of the HUB was a roaring success with 90 attendees! Light refreshments were served, CEUs were awarded to RN attendees, and posters using qualitative, quantitative, evidenced based practice or concept analysis research were presented on the following theme: "Innovations in Clinical Practice Education" by student, faculty and joint student-faculty researchers. Our featured guest speaker was ZL Awards Chair, Dr. Lora Ott who presented on her medical mission trip to Mexico. A good time was had by all!
Dr. Janice Holmes, STTI NFLA Faculty Mentor, podium presented on Changing the Culture of Nurse Educators Through a Caring-Leader Mentorship Model at the recent STTI Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her mentee, Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy Scholar and IUP PhD Candidate, Camille Wendekier also did a poster presentation at the convention entitled: "Leadership Beyond the Classroom." Dr. Teresa Shellenbarger completed an oral presentation with Dr. Diane Hunker and Dr. Elizabeth Gazza, entitled, The Experiences of Doctoral Nursing Practice Students Scholarly Writing Development. She also co-presented a poster at the convention, entitled Evidence Based Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes for Scholarly Writing Development Across All Levels of Nursing Education. Dr. Kristy Chunta completed an oral presentation entitled An Interventional Pilot Study to Provide Telephone Follow-Up Support to Open-Heart Surgery Patients During Recovery. Dr. Riah Hoffman completed an oral presentation entitled Contributing Factors to Student and Faculty Incivility in Nursing Programs: Implications for Administrators. Congratulations ladies!
ZL Chapter is now actively recruiting new members for our Induction Ceremony being planned for Saturday, April 12, 2014. If you would like to submit an application, please download it from 'Upcoming Events' on our website at: http://thecircle.nursingsociety.org/ZetaLambdaChapter/Home/. The application packet is due each year by FEBRUARY 22 at 4pm to Pat Hockensmith (email@example.com, #259 Johnson Hall), President of Zeta Lambda. We encourage all qualified undergraduate graduate students, and community leaders to apply for membership to ZL, STTI. Successful applicants will be honored at the annual Induction Ceremony held in April 2014, where our special inspirational guest speaker will be Mr. Earl Gardner, who will be sharing on his PhD Research "Care Fatigue." Details about the Induction Ceremony, including cost, will be available on this Zeta Lambda website in February of 2014.
The position of ZL Newsletter Chair was filled by IUP faculty, Tiffany Wissinger! Welcome aboard, Tiffany! A 'Winter' ZL Newsletter will be going out soon, so if you have any information you would like in the newsletter, contact Tiffany ASAP at: Tiffany.Wissinger@iup.edu.
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