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Annual Nursing Research Event November 5, 2015

Leave ON TIME: Development of a Mnemonic Tool to Promote Transition to Bedside Report in the ICU
Tracy Lemmer, MSN, FNP-BC, APNP

Desert, Detention, and Deportation: Narrative Inquiry With Women Recently Deported into Mexico
Ruth Ann Belknap, PhD, RN

An Online Educational Initiative Improves Pediatric Oncology Nurses' Spiritual Care Knowledge, Attitudes, and Competence
Cheryl Petersen, PhD, RN


5:30 PM Hors d’oeuvres - Cash Bar (Wine, Beer and Soda)
6:15 PM Research Presentations

Alverno College • 3400 South 43rd Street • Milwaukee, WI 53234
The event will be held in the Sister Joel Read Conference Center.

(Free Parking Available in Parking Structure and Lots)


18th Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Conference

Improving Quality and Safety Through Research

Save the Date: May 13, 2016

Marquette University, Alumni Memorial Union


Target Audience
This conference has been developed for staff nurses, advanced practice nurses, educators, managers, administrators and students involved in or interested in improving outcomes through research.

Conference Features
The conference will include research presentations and interactive workshop sessions. It will feature poster presentations, sponsor displays, a variety of exhibitors, and door prizes.

For more information contact the conference coordinator at


Call for Abstracts for Oral or Poster Presentations

Abstracts Due December 15, 2015

Abstract Guidelines

1. One page, 8 ½” by 11”, single spaced, using Arial, font size 11, no bold type, with margins of 1” on all sides

2. The page heading should include: Title of the oral presentation or poster, the authors’ names, credentials, organization affiliation, city. phone number and e-mail of 1st author.

3. Under the heading, identify submission for oral or poster presentation. Research or projects presented orally must be completed by the conference date, preliminary or to-date findings accepted for posters.

4. Include labeled sections, as applicable to the work.

• Background or Significance
• Purpose of the project or study
• Literature review, or current evidence, or conceptual framework, if applicable
• Description of Sample or Population
• Setting
• Results or Outcomes
• Conclusions and Implications

5. Assure that document protections and all mark-ups are off when the abstract is submitted.

6. Submit the abstract along with a completed Bio/Conflict of Interest form*, via e-mail no later than December 15, 2015. Abstracts without BIO/COI forms cannot be considered for presentation.

Send your abstract to:

Abstracts due December 15, 2015

Thank You for Your Abstract Submission!


Awards Banquet 2015

This year’s award recipients:

Living Legend
Norma Lang PhD, RN, FAAN, FRCN

Nurse Practice
Paula Pintar MSN, RN and Christine Shaw PhD, FNP-BC, ANC-P

Nurse Researchers
Marianne Weiss DNSc, RN, Kathy Bobay PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Ronda Hughes PhD, MHS, RN, FAAN, Olga Yakusheva PhD, MS, BS, Linda Costa PhD, RN, NEA-BC


Save the Date - Annual Nursing Research Event - November 5, 2015
Hosted by Alverno College


Sigma Theta Tau Delta Gamma At-Large Chapter
Research Award Grant Application Announcement
Maximum Award: $3,000 for one year
Submission Deadline: September 14, 2015

The Delta Gamma Chapter At-Large of Sigma Theta Tau is now accepting applications for a research grant to be awarded at the STTI Delta Gamma At-Large Research Conference to be held in Fall 2015.

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Active member of Delta Gamma At-Large Chapter
  • Ability to carry out the proposed research. Beginning researchers need to have a qualified advisor.
  • Research must be completed one year after the presentation of the award.
  • A written copy of the completed research must be submitted at the end of 2016.
  • The grant recipient may be required to present the completed research at the annual chapter research conference or general meetings.
  • Funding will not be provided retrospectively for research completed or near completion.

Application Process:

Submit an electronic copy of the research proposal (as an e-mail attachment) that includes:

  • Title page with name and credentials.
  • Title page without name and credentials (for blind review)
  • Brief Biosketch
  • Introduction, background, significance
  • Problem statement
  • Brief theoretical framework (if appropriate)
  • Hypotheses or research question(s)
  • Methodology
  • Timetable
  • Budget
  • References and appendices
    • include copies of instruments/interview guides; organizational support letters - e.g., access to research subjects, resources, etc.
  • Documentation of IRB approval


Limit length to no more than 6 pages, double spaced (excluding title page, budget, references, and appendices), and typed in 12 point font with 1 inch margins.

All applications will be evaluated using a blind review process. The recommendation of the Research Committee is submitted to the Executive Committee of the Delta Gamma Chapter At-Large for the award decision.

Applications should be submitted no later than September 14, 2015 to:

Carol Sabel – President Delta Gamma At-Large


Election Results 2015

Congratulations and best wishes to our newly elected leaders. We know that we can expect the best efforts and professionalism from our new roster of active leaders.


Here are the election results:

Patti Varga - Alverno Faculty Counselor

JoAnn Lomax - Leadership Succession Committee

Cori Gibson - Leadership Succession Committee

Ann Van Eerden - Vice President, Alverno College

Shanita Washington - Leadership Succession Committee


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Our President's Letter

Winter, 2015

Dear Members of Delta Gamma At-Large,

Carol Sabel, President

I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season and are now settling into the routine of a new year. As I was driving into work today I heard on the radio that January is the month of the most disputes in households as people start to get cabin fever. So this is something to keep in mind if you note yourself becoming a bit moody! Time to think of some ways to keep yourself busy and Delta Gamma At-Large has some great opportunities for you to do this.

On February 4th Delta Gamma At-Large, along with the other Sigma Theta Tau Chapters of Southeastern Wisconsin, will be holding our annual Joint Chapter Event. This event is always a wonderful opportunity for members to connect with colleagues and friends that we have not seen in a while. It also provides the chance to learn more about our great profession. This year’s event is entitled, “Nursing Roads Less Traveled” where a panel of speakers will provide us with information on the role of nurses in a variety of settings. The conference will be held at Alverno College starting at 5:30 PM. See the Delta Gamma At-Large website and Facebook page for more information and for how to register.

Our induction ceremony will be held on April 26th starting at 1:00 PM. Our induction ceremony is always a wonderful and inspirational event. It allows us the opportunity to celebrate with new inductees as well as serving as a reminder as to why we all became members of Sigma Theta Tau International. All members are always welcome and encouraged to attend. We are also looking for volunteers to assist in planning as well as to assist the day of the ceremony. If you are interested, you can contact any member of the board for more information.

Another upcoming event is the “Building Bridges to Research” Conference that will held at the Marquette campus on May 8th. Delta Gamma At-Large is a sponsor for this event and has a booth set up to provide visibility for our chapter. We are looking for individuals to help man this booth. It does not have to be all day, but can be broken into shifts so that all can enjoy everything the conference has to offer. We hope that you will take the opportunity to attend this great research event that is held so close to home, and if you would like to help at the booth, please contact a board member for more information.

As we move forward, we continue to examine past events and to explore areas for future growth. In November we held a Meet-n-Greet at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to provide employees information about our chapter. We are planning another Meet-n-Greet at the Wheaton-Franciscan Health Care Organization for spring. This June, Sigma Theta Tau International will be starting a new biennium. Delta Gamma At-Large will be working to achieve a Chapter Key Award for this new biennium. We will be looking for volunteers to assist with both of these activities, so continue to visit the website and Facebook page for more details.

Finally, the time is coming to elect new officers to the board of Delta Gamma At-Large. If you or someone you know is interested in taking on a larger position within the organization, please consider this wonderful opportunity. Even if you are not that familiar with DGAL, you will be mentored by experienced board members. Watch for the nominations forms which will be out soon. Even if you do not wish to run, please be sure to vote for the elected positions within the next few weeks.

As you can see, we have been busy and still have work ahead. I am excited to move the chapter forward as we explore ways to recruit and retain active members. I hope to see you at some of the upcoming events!



Carol Sabel
Delta Gamma At-Large Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau International


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