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

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

Book Club Meetings:
4th Tuesday at 7pm, and
on the Discussion Board
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
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In the Meetings folder in the AZ Library Resources 

 Strategic Plan 2020-2021

Alpha Zeta is working towards
the Chapter Key Award.

Member Orientation Card

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Discussions

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Call for Nominations

The Call for Nominations of the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing and Teachers College is now open for the July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 term of office for the following Board of Directors positions:
President (final term for this position)
President-Elect (first term for this position)
Secretary
Counselor (must be faculty)
Governance Committee (1 position)
Leadership Succession Committee (2 positions)

Please submit a candidate statement to the Leadership Succession Committee: ak3825@cumc.columbia.edu; ss5382@cumc.columbia.edu; or sm4055@cumc.columbia.edu. Candidate Statements will be available for members to review prior to the election. Voting will take place through electronic ballot 3/15/21-3/30/21.  Eligibility for office:

  • Current active membership in Alpha Zeta Chapter
  • Willingness to serve

Descriptions of Responsibilities can be accessed through: http://www.sigmanursing.org/connect-engage/chapters/starting-a-sigma-chapter/developing-honor-society-organizational-structure

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AT RECENT AZ MEETINGS:

AZ Secretary Jeanne Churchill, DNP, CPNP-BC presented the Interprofessional Education (IPE) program which provides an opportunity for students from all the CU health professional schools to collaborate on patient care. For more info:
 IPE


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

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

Brenda Marshall, EdD, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC, ANEF
"Evaluating the Impact of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Certification for BSN Students"
$2500

Allison Norful, PhD, RN, ANP-BC
"Decision making within and across clinical settings: A qualitative grounded theory study”
$1600

Katherine South, BSN, RN, 
"Exploring Healthcare Transition from the Perspective of Adolescents and Young Adults with Cystic Fibrosis"
$1000

Kelseanne Breder, MSN, PMHNP
"Online Social Support Among LGBT Adults: A Qualitative Inquiry"
$1000
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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

#ColumbiaNursingStrong 
#NurseHeroes 
CUSON fb on April 1, 2020
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* 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. 



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Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, March 9 at 7 pm

    Education Meeting 
  • Tuesday, March 23 at 7 pm

    Book Club Meeting
    Chapter 3, 4, 5

    https://columbiacuimc.zoom.us/j/94602690070?pwd=b21TUzlNSVc3cVkrWVZ3aEVHaTVCUT09


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

    by Bessel van der Kolk, MD
  • April 1 to April 15

    Elections for Board of Directors
  • Tuesday, April 13 at 7 pm

    RN Professional Organizations
    and RN Professional Growth
  • Monday, April 26 at 4 pm

    Induction
  • Tuesday, April 27 at 7 pm

    Book Club Meeting
    https://columbiacuimc.zoom.us/j/94602690070?pwd=b21TUzlNSVc3cVkrWVZ3aEVHaTVCUT09


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

    by Bessel van der Kolk, MD
  • Tuesday, May 11 at 7 pm

  • Tuesday, May 25 at 7 pm

    Book Club Meeting
    https://columbiacuimc.zoom.us/j/94602690070?pwd=b21TUzlNSVc3cVkrWVZ3aEVHaTVCUT09


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

    by Bessel van der Kolk, MD
  • Tuesday, June 8 at 5 pm

Meet Alpha Zeta

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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
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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
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Marie Garcon, Mary Moran
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Ana Kelly, 
Kenrick Cato,
Allison Norful, Kristine Kulage,

in front: Lynn Leveille,
Dawn Fitzgerald, Shazia Mithra

On the Calendar


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