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2019 Theta Epsilon Grant Applications: Now Open

September 10, 2019

The Sigma Theta Epsilon grant applications are now open! They will be available online until October 15th. If you are in need of funds for a research or quality/process improvement project, this is a great opportunity for you. You are eligible to apply if you are a Theta Epsilon member, have not received funding from Theta Epsilon in the past 3 years, and are the PI of record or the originator of the project. The funding amount is up to $1,000.00 total.

If you have questions, please contact Vicki Loerzel at sttithetaepsilon@ucf.edu

Get on your feet: Theta Epsilon needs socks!

March 01, 2019

Theta Epsilon needs socks! Our chapter is collecting new, unused pairs of socks for our Warm Soles sock drive. The socks will be donated to the homeless community of Central Florida. You are more than welcome to bring your donations to any of our events, as well as drop them off at the College of Nursing. Our donation box is located on the 3rd floor at the main desk.

Warm some soles with Theta Epsilon and help us make a difference!

Scholarship Day, 2019: Call for Abstracts

January 09, 2019

Are you looking for an event where you can present your research, either as a poster or as a podium presentation, to a room of healthcare professionals and students? If so, submit your abstract to be considered for Theta Epsilon's 27th Annual Scholarship Day!


Abstracts are due on 02/04/19 at 5pm.​


We welcome abstracts for Clinical and Process Improvement, Education and Research.

Save the Date: 28th Annual Scholarship Day

April 09, 2019

Mark your calendars: the Theta Epsilon chapter of Sigma will be hosting its 28th Annual Nursing Scholarship Day on April 9th, 2019 at the Double Tree by Hilton UCF.


Follow the Facebook event to stay up-to-date!

Save the Date: Theta Epsilon Member Induction

March 23, 2019

Join us on 03/29/19 at the University of Central Florida to welcome the newest members of Sigma Theta Epsilon to our chapter! This event will be a great opportunity to meet brand new members and reconnect with current members.


More information on this event is coming soon! Follow the Facebook event to stay up-to-date.

Save the Date!

May 08, 2018

Save the Date!

STTI Theta Epsilon Chapter 2018 Annual Meeting



June 5th, 2018

5:30pm - Networking

6:00pm- Dinner, business meeting, awards, installation of new officers and CE program



Using holistic interventions to reduce stress in nursing.  

Speakers: Vicki Loerzel and Lisa Kinchen (1 CE provided)



UCF College of Nursing

12201 Research Parkway, Suite 490

Orlando FL 32826


To register:


Sigma Theta Tau - Theta Epsilon Excellence Award Applications are now OPEN!

April 16, 2018

We would like to announce the 2nd Annual Excellence in Nursing Awards.  There are 3 $250 awards showcasing excellence in nursing practice by Theta Epsilon Chapter members.  These awards are designed to align with the mission statement of Sigma Theta Tau International:  scholarship, leadership, and service. 

* Self-nominations/applications will be open from April 1-May 21.  Awards will be presented at the June STTI 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 designated setting.


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 ongoing impact.


Nursing Excellence in Service: Novice to Competent Practitioner


This award highlights an individual, 18 months-3 years post licensure, who exhibits excellence in practice in either the community or hospital setting. As a new graduate, this novice nurse demonstrates progression through advanced beginner to 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.


Applications can be found on the home page!

Get Involved with Habitat for Humanity

February 08, 2018

The Theta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau will be joining our nursing alumni chapter in our biggest volunteer project yet - building a house! 


If you are a member of STTI, you are encouraged to use this opportunity to network with fellow members! 


The event will be held on March 2, 2018 from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM at a TBD Orlando Site. 


If you are interested in signing up, go to https://www.ucffoundation.org/conforhfh?erid=4371657&trid=3ebc1c68-4675-428c-92ba-082dfce5b3f0

Scholarship Day Abstract Submission Invitation

January 18, 2018

The STTI Theta Epsilon chapter is pleased to announce its call for abstracts for the 2018 Scholarship Day to be held on Tuesday April 10th.  Abstracts for research, quality or process improvement projects, and other scholarly work are acceptable.  Student submissions are also encouraged.   To submit an abstract, please follow this link:  http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_022tPkJLHMC5rw1


Submissions are due by Sunday February 11th.


If you have any questions, please contact the chapter at sttihonorsociety@ucf.edu

Calling All Theta Epsilon Members!

November 27, 2017

The Theta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau will soon be announcing the Call for Nominations for the 2018-2020 Board of Directors!


We are seeking candidates for the positions listed below. All positions are for a two-year term:


  • Supports and communicates the purposes of the Society to the public

  • Facilitates the achievement of Chapter goals and the Mission of Sigma Theta Tau International

  • Succeeds the President at the end of the two-year term of office


  • Records, archives and distributes minutes of the Board of Directors and business meetings

  • Prepares and distributes Annual Report to the membership

  • Oversees Chapter correspondence

Counselor (UCF faculty)

  • Determines and publicizes membership eligibility and induction of new members

  • Sends Membership Invitations and correspondence

  • May Chair Governance Committee

Leadership Succession Committee (3 members)

  • Develops and mentors members to assume leadership roles and organizational positions

  • Recruits Nominees and solicits Candidate statements for open Board positions

  • Prepares, distributes and tallies Ballots for the annual Chapter election

Governance Committee (3 members)

  • Oversees Chapter Membership eligibility

  • Updates Chapter Bylaws as appropriate to comply with International Bylaws


Board service is a wonderful opportunity to be involved in your local STTI Chapter, to grow personally and professionally, develop leadership skills, gain unique experience, and make lasting connections with a team of other passionate and motivated nursing professionals.


The election will be held in May 2018, and we encourage all active members, including those who will be inducted into STTI in March, to consider putting their names forward as candidates!


If you have any questions or wish to add your name to the ballot for one of the above positions, please contact a member of the Leadership Succession Committee:

Lisa Kinchen: Elizabeth.kinchen@ucf.edu or (407) 823-0247

Linda Hennig: lmhennig@cs.com or (407) 325-8295

Anne Peach: annegpeach@gmail.com or (407) 782-3179

Josie Weiss: jweiss@ucf.edu or (407) 823-2198

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