Research on the "Evolution of  Dignity" presented by Cynthia Jacelon  at the October meeting


Cynthia  S. Jacelon PhD RN-BC CRRN FAAN Associate Professor ,Director of PhD Program, College of Nursing, Univeristy of Massachusetts, Amherst presented The Evolution of Dignity at the  Beta Zeta at Large Chapter October meeting.  The learning objectives were to consider the relevance of the concept of dignity in the health care of older adults and to explore the development of a systematic program of nursing research.




Informational Exhibit by ​Beta Zeta

at large chapter at Mass mutual Conference Center



 

Exhibit table at the Center for  Human Development conference-Through Her Eyes on October 23, 2014 at the Mass Mutual Conference Center, Springfield, MA.
Gail Bean, Jan Pasturzak, and Jean Walachy compiled the exhibit items.
Left-Jan P and right Jean Walachy at the Mass Mutal Center exhibit table for Beta Zeta at Large Chapter.


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Pioneer Valley nurses attend Scholarship Day 2014 Joan Roche, Phd, RN  President of Beta Zeta at Large Chapter welcomed the attendees.  Research presentations and poster presentations by nursing students, nursing educators, and clinical staff shared their research findings.



 
 left Joan Roche, Phd, RN President of Beta Zeta at Large Chapter
right -Dr Martha Curley, keynote speaker

 

Cynthia Gaudet PhD(c), RN, Westfield University presented "Electronic Bedside Documentation and Nurse-Patient Communication"; Colleen Thibault,  nursing  student at American International College spoke about "Horizontal Violence: A Student Nurse Perspective"; Olga Ehrlich, BSN, PhD student at University of Massachusetts at Amherst  reviewed " A Hybrid Concept analysis of Pain Control" and Ruth Bushey, MSN, RN, Elms College presented " Be Safe on Coumadin-Improving Older Adult Patient Outcomes in the  Hospital Coumadin Service Setting Through a Patient Education Offering".  Time was alloted for review of thirty poster presentations for nursing research on  health related topic

 
left Dr. Joyce Thielan, Vice President of Beta Zeta at Large Chapter, Cynthia Gaudet PhD(c), RN Westfield State University--grant receipient by Beta Zeta at Large Chapter for her nursing research


Cynthia Gaudet and Olga Ehrlich were financially supported by a  grant from  the Beta Zeta at Large Chapter for their  nursing research.
 
Olga Ehrlich BSN, PhD student, University of Massachusetts at Amherst--grant receipient by Beta Zeta at Large for her nursing research
 

To support local food banks, the Beta Zeta at Large chapter has been collecting non-perishable food items at each educational event.  Since hunger is a public health problem across the Commonwealth and the current economic situation, food donations will assist families to fight hunger in Holyoke. Cash donations and  200 pounds of food items were collected at Scholarship  Day 2014 for the Providence Ministries, Inc., Holyoke, MA..

 
Beta Zeta at Large Chapter is comprised of nursing programs at University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Our Lady of the Elms College, Chicopee,MA; and American International College, Springfield, MA. The mission of Sigma Theta Tau International is to improve the health of people world wide through leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research.

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For list of  2014 Scholarship Day Presenters, See Research Tab


Beta Zeta at Large chapter, STTI members
attend Biennial Convention
 

A delegation of  Beta Zeta at Large Chapter, Honor Society of Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International members participated in the 42nd Biennial convention held in Indianapolis, IN on November 16-20, 2013. They joined 2,100 nurse professionals from around the globe to see and hear the latest in peer-reviewed nursing research, attend keynote presentations, network with fellow colleagues from around the world, conduct the official business of the honor society, induct new international members, and elect international officers for the biennium. Delegates from  the Beta Zeta at Large Chapter were Sheila Rucki (Longmeadow, MA) and Katherine-Marie Conover (Sunderland, MA). Other members that attended were Karen Rousseau (Chicopee, MA), Gail Bean (Westfield, A), Jan Pastuszak (Springfield, MA), and Jean Walachy (Holyoke, MA).


Opening Plenary Session, STTI Convention 2013

This year’s  convention theme “Give Back to Move Forward” was reflected through the oral, symposia and poster presentations designed to further professional development of members.


Betty Ferrell, plentary speaker at STTI Convention (left)






Katherine-Marie Conover delegate from Beta Zeta Chapter (below)

Attendees could shop at the Marketplace for original STTI merchandise and books, have nursing  books signed by the authors: conversations with candidates for STTI office; purchase a raffle ticket for jewelry donated by past presidents for the support of the  Foundation of Nursing that provides grants for Nursing research; opportunities for discussions and dialogue in the Regional meetings and candidate forums; visit the booths in the exhibit hall that showcase new products, schools of nursing, and  book publishers; attend concurrent sessions in clinical, evidence-based practice, leadership, and scientific nursing research; listen to international known nursing leaders at the plenary sessions;  attend the functions that highlight the award recipients to chapters and individuals for their nursing excellence; and visit the STTI  International headquarters on the Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN.


                 

 

 

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