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Thank you for visiting the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Iota Chapter website of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing! We are proud to be holders of the Chapter Key Award and the Showcase of Regional Excellence Award for outstanding achievement in Philanthropy and Advocacy. We take pride in being the 8th chapter chartered in the society and work to stay up-to-date with society happenings. This website is meant to keep our current members and prospective members informed of upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, chapter news, and recent Iota Chapter recognitions. For more about Sigma, please visit the “About Us” tab at the top left of this webpage. 



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On behalf of Iota chapter members, the board was honored to provide this donation to The VUSN Clinic at Mercury Court. 
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Chapter News

  • 3rd Quarter Iota Scholarship Awardees

    On behalf of the Iota Chapter Scholarship Committee members Liz Hall, Sharon Hendrix, and Robbie Panepinto we would like to congratulate our 3rd quarter Scholarship Awardees!
    • Andrea Bushaw ($300) - The relationship among maternal characteristics, maternal dietary self-regulation, and the dietary intake and body weight status of two to five-year-old children
    • Travis Dunlap ($350) - Influence of Motivational Text Messages on Adherence to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy
    • Melissa Lord ($300) - Implementation of a re-entry program to the rural female prison population
    • Melanie Morris ($300) - Nurse-Navigated Texting Support with Primiparous Women Following Unplanned Cesarean Birth
  • December Featured Free CE

    TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based teamwork system aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals and staff.  AHRQ offers a little something for everyone!
  • Sigma Foundation for Nursing Fellows

    Iota Chapter would like to honor chapter members who have generously contributed to the Sigma Foundation for Nursing to support nursing research, leadership, and Sigma's future. Thank you!!

    Peter Buerhaus
    Colleen Conway-Welch
    Kathryn Moore
    Patrick Palmieri
    Benjamin Smallheer
    Patricia Trangenstein
    Elizabeth Weiner
    Robert Wilkinson
  • November Featured Free CE

    In accordance with the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), nurse practitioners must complete 24 hours of specialized training to prescribe buprenorphine, one of three medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid use disorder.  Go to the below link for FREE online training sponsored by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. (24 CE)
  • October Featured Free CE

    We deal with complex issues every day in healthcare.  Check out this ANA free CE on how your peers dealt with complex issues and improved patient safety.
    (1 contact hour)
  • September Featured CE

    Have you read the 2017 Sepsis Guidelines?? 
    (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28098591)

    Free CE is available to American Association of Critical Care Nurses members to update your sepsis practice (0.5 CE).

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