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Sigma Theta Tau - Theta Epsilon Chapter Excellence in Nursing Awards 

“The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.”

 

Every year, three Theta Epsilon members are presented with monetary awards for showcasing excellence in nursing practice. These awards are designed to align with the mission statement of Sigma Theta Tau International: scholarship, leadership, and service. Descriptions of the awards and their applications are listed below.

 

Self-nominations/applications are open every spring. The awards are then presented to the winners at the annual Summer General Meeting.

 

 

 

Nursing Excellence in Scholarship: Research, Education, and Practice

 

This award highlights a project in either the academic or practice setting which demonstrates exceptional applicability to practice. The needs assessment, design, implementation and current progress/results of the project are meaningful and can be readily applied in the appropriate setting.

 

Criteria/Application Process:

- Nominee/applicant must be an active (dues paying) member of the Theta Epsilon Chapter of STTI

- CV/Resume

- Letter of Nomination: This should include an abstract and impact statement addressing the significance, design, results, and impact on healthcare or patient populations. (500-word limit)

- Letter of Recommendation/Reference (1)

 

Download the Excellence in Scholarship application HERE.

 

 

Nursing Excellence in Leadership: Scholarship, Education, and Practice

 

The recipient of this award is one who displays exceptional leadership characteristics in the realm of scholarship, education and/or practice. This is a nurse who is passionate about what he/she is doing, inspires others, leads by example, and whose work will have an ongoing impact.

 

Criteria/Application Process:

- Nominee/applicant must be an active (dues paying) member of the Theta Epsilon Chapter of STTI

CV/Resume

- Letter of Nomination: This should include examples of excellence and ongoing impact on the profession of nursing. (500-word limit)

- Letter of Recommendation/Reference (1)

 

Download the Excellence in Leadership application HERE.

 

 

Nursing Excellence in Service: Novice to Competent Practitioner

 

This award highlights an individual, 18 months to 3 years post-licensure, who exhibits excellence in practice in the community and/or hospital setting. As a new graduate, this novice individual demonstrates progression from an advanced beginner to a competent practitioner. This competency is exhibited by mastery in deliberate planning and organization, execution of care, and critical thinking. This individual is motivated by the desire to provide exceptional client/patient care.

 

Criteria/Application Process:

- Nominee/applicant must be an active (dues paying) member of the Theta Epsilon Chapter of STTI

- CV/Resume

- Letter of Nomination:  This should include examples of exceptional practice in the progression from novice to competent practitioner.  (500-word limit)

- Letter of Recommendation/Reference (1)

 

Download the Excellence in Service application HERE.

Excellence in Nursing Awards:

Past Recipients  

2019 Nursing Excellence in Leadership Award Recipient 

Elen Reising

2019 Nursing Excellence in Service Award Recipient 

Eliany Torrez

2019 Nursing Excellence in Scholarship Award Recipient

Erica Hoyt

2018 Nursing Excellence in Leadership Award Recipient 

Sue Fowler

2017 Nursing Excellence in Service Award Recipient 

Iris Appenrodt

2017 Nursing Excellence in Leadership Award Recipient 

Jayne Willis

2017 Nursing Excellence in Scholarship Award Recipient 

Daleen Penoyer

Distinguished Friend of Theta Epsilon Award:

Past Recipients

2019 Award Recipient

Linda Hennig

2017 Award Recipient 

Dr. Susan Chase