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A very warm welcome from Alpha Zeta Chapter!  Mary1.jpgMary Moran

Chapter Meetings
2nd Tuesday at 7pm
September, October, November, December
January, February, March, April, June

Elections - March
Induction - May (virtual every month)
Board of Directors Retreat - July

Alpha Zeta Officers 2020-2021
President - Mary Moran
Vice President - Suzanne Courtwright
Secretary - Jeanne Churchill
Treasurer - Arlene Smaldone
Membership Ambassador - Manjola Laci

Governance Committee
Karol DiBello, Chair
Latisha Hanson, Paul Brathwaite

Leadership Succession Committee
Ana Kelly, Chair
Shanelly Singh, Shazia Mitha
Jade Harris, Intern
Funding for Research Proposals or Projects
Active members of Alpha Zeta
are eligible for grant awards of up to $2,500.
Specific criteria applies for each type of proposal.

Leadership Internship Program

Would you like to mentor a recent CUSON RN grad who is a new hire in your healthcare organization?
Email Kathy Mullen for details about the AZ Mentorship Program.

Member Orientation Card

Contact Mary Moran with ideas for the chapter!

November 2020

Call for Abstracts:  EXTENDED!
Due January 6, 2020
46th Sigma Biennial Convention, Indianapolis

 Strategic Plan 2020-2021

Alpha Zeta is working towards
the Chapter Key Award.


At the October 2020 meeting,
AZ Vice President Suzanne Courtwright, MSN, RN, APRN-C, CPNP presented
"Work Practice Environment and Nursing Excellence: Magnet Designation".

The Alpha Zeta Research Committee approved the following grants to members for the June, 2020 funding cycle: 

Brenda Marshall, EdD, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC, ANEF
"Evaluating the Impact of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Certification for BSN Students"

Allison Norful, PhD, RN, ANP-BC
"Decision making within and across clinical settings: A qualitative grounded theory study”

Katherine South, BSN, RN, 
"Exploring Healthcare Transition from the Perspective of Adolescents and Young Adults with Cystic Fibrosis"

Kelseanne Breder, MSN, PMHNP
"Online Social Support Among LGBT Adults: A Qualitative Inquiry"

Avra Messe, MDE '20,
featured with
Dr. Jennifer Dohrn
in a news story on WNBC:
Helping Nurses Heal
Janine Inez, MDE '20,
CU Student Profile:

Helping Patients Tell Their Stories
AZ President Mary Moran makes an appearance!
Social Dis-Dance   Spiritual closeness in social distance
by Anna Hulse, MDE '20 and Natalie Maroun at the culmination of
Spirituality in Healthcare, CUIMC Interprofessional Education.

Nurse Leaders Inducted in 2020

Ana  Samely Maria, RN
Critical Care Nurse
Bronx Veterans Administration Medical Center

Veronica C. Pasha EMPA, RNC-OB, SAFE
Senior Staff Nurse
Division of Women and Children's Health Nursing
New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center

AZ members Nancy Spear Owen (l) and Marsha Williamson (r), Simulation Educators at CUSON, with Juan Gonzalez, Sim tech, retrained 110 OR RNs on med adm, IVs, and assessments, to enable reassignment to med-surg & ICU units during COVID surge March 2020. sim_tighter.jpg Erin Pratt, MDE '19
tells her story

CUSON fb on April 1, 2020
(link does not embed on AZ page)


* For presentations and posters from Alpha Zeta  at the Sigma 2019 Biennial, see the Virgina Henderson Repository 

Alpha Zeta member Patricia Stone, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, is a Sigma International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame 2019 Inductee. The International Nurse Researcher award recognizes nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition and whose research has improved the profession and the people it serves. Dr. Stone, Centennial Professor of Health Policy in the Columbia University Faculty of Nursing, is Director, Center for Health Policy at CUSON. 



Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday December 8 at 7 pm

    Winter Holiday Party

  • Tuesday January 12 at 7 pm

    New Book Club 

    The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

    by Bessel van der Kolk, MD
  • Tuesday February 9 at 7 pm

  • Tuesday March 9 at 7 pm

    Education Meeting
  • March 15 - 30

    Alpha Zeta Leadership - Board of Directors
  • Tuesday April 13 at 7 pm

  • Monday April 26 (tentative)

  • Tuesday, June 8 at 7 pm

Meet Alpha Zeta


Attending the

2019 Holiday Party

Ashley Cardona
Pascale Chataigne
Karol DiBello
Michelle Evans
Heidi Hahn-Schroeder
Ana Kelly
Amy Lozano
Mary Moran
Kathy Mullen
Michaela Rahimi
Shanelly Singh
Candy Smith
Liz Supp
Jen Werner
Marsha Williamson
Tayler Young
Tori Yuen

At the 2019 Biennial
Biennial_2019_another_grp.jpg L to R: Gabrielle Ranger-Murdock,
Mary Moran, Kathy Mullen,
Ana Kelly, Dawn Fitzgerald,
Kim Haller, Lynn Leveille,
Andrea McDade
Biennial_2019_L-R_McDonnell_Lampshire_Moran_Cowan_Frand.jpg L to R: Diana McDonnell,
Emily Lampshire, Mary Moran,
Cordelia Cowan, Nicole Frand
Kelly__Mullen__Garcon__Moran.jpg L to R: Ana Kelly, Kathy Mullen,
Marie Garcon, Mary Moran
Biennial_2019_grp.jpg L to R: Kathy Mullen, Mary Moran,
Ana Kelly, 
Kenrick Cato,
Allison Norful, Kristine Kulage,

in front: Lynn Leveille,
Dawn Fitzgerald, Shazia Mithra

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