Future Chapter Meetings
All business meetings will be held at 5:30 at the Holyoke Medical Center*
*unless noted otherwise
Thursday March 15, 2018
Wednesday April 11, 2018- Scholarship Day, Log Cabin- Holyoke
Tuesday May 8, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Cynthia Jacelon, PhD, RN-BC, CRRN, FGSA, FAAN presents as keynote speaker: The Study of Human Responses.
Ayesha Ali, PhD, RN presents Relational and Cultural Perspectives of African American Women with Diabetes and Maintaining Multiple Roles.
Mary Ellen Burke, DNP, CNM presents Eliminating implicit and explicit bias toward adult obese women receiving gynecological care.
Br. Michael Duffy DNP APRN ANP-BC presents Modern Application of Nightingales’s Canon’s to an International Population Health Clinical Rotation
Cheryl Anne Gorton DNP FNP CNP presents Barriers and Facilitators to Maternal-Infant Attachment and Breastfeeding for Incarcerated Mothers in Massachusetts
Danielle Tremblay, SN & Alyssa Valentin, SN (Umass) present their poster: Wellness Toolkit and Health Education for Homeless Adolescent Mothers
Carlie Ricci, SN (Umass) presents her poster: An Educational Intervention for Single Teenage Mothers to Reduce Screen Time in Young Children.
Beta Zeta Chapter-at-Large Induction Ceremony Fall 2017- UMass Amherst
Delegate and Counselor Mary Ellen Burke, MSN, RN (UMass) plans the event. Seated on stage left to right: Mary Ellen Burke, MSN, RN (UMass), President Nancy Thompson, MS, RN (UMass), Dean Stephen Cavanagh, PhD, RN (UMass), Assistant Dean Maeve Howett (keynote speaker, UMass), Marcia Scanlon, DNP, RN (Westfield State University), and Moira O'Shea, MSN, RN (American International College).
|Mary Ellen Burke, MSN, RN (UMass), President Nancy Thompson, MS, RN (UMass)
Keynote Speaker Maeve Howett, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, IBCLC, CNE and Marcia Scanlon, DNP, RN (Westfield State University) (left to right)
STTI Biennial Convention October 2017- Indianapolis, Indiana
Beta Zeta at Large Chapter members at Sigma Biennial Convention in Indianapolis (with our 12th Chapter Key Award): Michele McKelvey, PhD, RN; Mary Ellen Burke, MS, RN; Nancy Thompson, MS, RN; Sheila Rucki, PhD, RN, and Karen Rousseau, PhD, RN
Parade of Flags at Opening Ceremony
Chapter President Nancy Thompson with Maria from Portugal
Beta Zeta Chapter Leaders: Delegate and Counselor Mary Ellen Burke, MSN, RN (UMass), President Nancy Thompson, MS, RN (UMass), and Governance Chair Michelle McKelvey, Ph.D, RN (Westfield State University).
Annette Wysocki, Ph.D, RN presented Nursing Research: The State of the Science at Beta Zeta at Large meeting on October 12, 2017 at Elms College. She addressed progress in nursing research, trends in educational programs, scientific advances, and ended with a rich discussion on threats to progress.
STTI Nursing Research Conference July 2017- Dublin, Ireland
Mary Ellen Burke, MSN, RN UMass, Amherst presents her research
Also in attendance and presenting: UMass Amherst Dean Stephen Cavanagh, Pamela Asselton and Cynthia Gaudet
Chapter Charter Amendment Ceremony &
Westfield State University Induction
On April 22, 2017 the Beta Zeta at Large Chapter Charter
was amended to include Westfield State University.
Julie Jones- STTI Regional Chapters Coordinating Committee Chair
Marcia Scanlon- Westfield State University
Nancy Thompson- President BetaZeta at Large
Congratulations to our colleagues at Westfield State University
Welcome again to Beta Zeta at Large Chapter!
Scholarship Day 2017
Chapter President Nancy Thompson, MS, RN welcomes attendees
Elizabeth Henneman, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN delivers keynote address on patient safety
Daniel Boyle humbly accepts the STTI Friend of Nursing Award
from Jean Walachy Chapter Communication Chair
Donna Polverini and Jean Walachy with AIC volunteers
Student scholars enjoying the event