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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 STTI, please visit the “About Us” tab at the top left of this webpage. 



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  • Vote Now!

    Please take a minute to vote for Iota's Counselor position. We would love to hear from you!

    Carol H Balabushka: I earned my BSN at the Medical University of SC. My experience includes nursing bedside care, PACU, Quality Management, clinical educator, and Clinical Sales Specialist with Pharmacia/Pfizer. I currently live on Wadmalaw Island, SC with my husband, son, 2 horses and 2 cats. Several years ago I earned my MSN in HSM through Vanderbilt University. I am proud to be a Vandy grad! My experience was grand right up through graduation. I have so many fond memories of the faculty, my pinning ceremony, and graduation week. I always enjoy planning and organizing events. I hope you will give me the opportunity to provide others with very special memories.

    Kendra Delaney: I am a PMHNP-BC, a VU '15 and VUSN '17 graduate of the pre-specialty program, and a current PhD student at VUSN. I work as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at HCA in a primary care office, and live in Nashville with my husband (and adorable puppy Dudley). I was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau in 2017, and passionate about growing the Iota community through the induction ceremony as well as the introduction of other networking events. With previous experience working for the Vanderbilt Office of Reservations and Events, and VUSN Graduate Council President, I have the experience necessary to help make Iota induction an incredible first Sigma experience for new members, and a wonderful reunion for alumni.

    Jennifer Werthman: I am currently a doctoral candidate at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and expect to complete my PhD requirements by Spring 2019. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in 2004 where I was initially inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International as a BSN. Since then I have worked in many areas of nursing from solid organ transplant, to interventional procedural services, to most recently nursing leadership for radiology. I am excited for the opportunity to participate in the board leadership as counselor for our Iota chapter, welcoming and inducting new members to our illustrious society. I hope to have the chance to help fulfill the mission of our organization as we celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.

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