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Thank you for visiting the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Iota Chapter website of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing! We are proud to be holders of the Chapter Key Award and the Showcase of Regional Excellence Awards for outstanding achievement in Connection and Collaboration, Philanthropy, and Advocacy. We take pride in being the 8th chapter chartered in the society and work to stay up-to-date with society happenings. This website is meant to keep our current members and prospective members informed of upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, chapter news, and recent Iota Chapter recognitions. For more about Sigma, please visit the “About Us” tab at the top left of this web page and connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn using the links below! 


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Chapter News

  • Congratulations to Dr. Alvin Jeffery!

    Alvin Jeffery, PhD, RN-BC, CCRN-K, FNP-BC recently served a 2-year appointment as Chair of the “Next Generation Leadership Task Force” for Sigma Theta Tau International.  In this role, he led committee members from the U.S., South Africa, and Poland in developing multiple resources, including topics such as mentorship and internship programs, hosting and managing events, and managing social media presence.  These resources will be distributed to local and regional leaders to help students and new graduate nurses become engaged as leaders at work and in the community.

  • Congratulations to Natasha McClure!

    Congratulations to Natasha McClure DNP, PNP-BC who received notification of funding of $25,000 for the Tennessee Asthma Coalition project "School Air Quality and Asthma Evidence-Based Interventions" from the Environmental Protection Agency.  The initiative will support a Tennessee Asthma-Friendly School Ambassador Program that will address indoor air quality issues and engage trigger reduction strategies in 10 pilot schools under the EPA’s Surveys, Studies, Research, Investigations, Demonstrations, and Special Purpose Activities Relating to the Clean Air Act.
  • Check out the 2019 Induction Ceremony video!

    YouTube: 2019 Induction ceremony

    Once again, congratulations to our 2019 inductees!
  • Welcome to our newly elected Board Members!

    Please join me in welcoming our newly elected Board Members!

    • President: Jennifer Werthman
    • Vice President: Bob Wilkinson
    • Secretary: Jessica Walker
    • Treasurer: Robbie Panepinto
    • Counselor 2: Alessandra Catizone
    • Leadership Succession Committee:
      • Leanne Boehm
      • Susanna Rudy
      • Ashtyn Turnbow
  • Betsey Weiner Honored as Friend of National Library of Medicine

    Iota chapter is so proud of Betsey Weiner's contribution to ongoing work to advance the field of nursing informatics. Congratulations Betsy!!!
  • Mariann Piano Inducted to International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

    Iota chapter is so proud to have another of our VUSN faculty inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. Congratulations Mariann!!!
  • 2019 Induction photos are in!

    We had an inspiring induction ceremony on 4/28!  Thank you to those who were able to attend and to our amazing special speakers Dean Linda Norman, Dr. Rolanda Johnson, Dr. Natasha McClure, and Ashtyn Turnbow.
  • Scholarship Awards

    On behalf of the Iota Chapter Board, we would like to congratulate our 3rd quarter scholarship awardees!

    Susan Andrews - "The Identification of Best Practices for Short Term Medication Mission Trips and Implications for Practice Guideline Development to Improve Global Health Outcomes" presentation at Sigma's International Nursing Research Congress

    Carrie Plummer - "Providing Home Environment Interventions for Pediatric Patients with Uncontrolled Asthma – A Community Health Class Initiative"

    Susan Newbold - Travel Award to present Nursing Informatics Boot Camp @ 2019 Convention
  • Celebrating Philanthropy!

    Iota Chapter would like to honor chapter members who have generously contributed to the Sigma Foundation for Nursing to support nursing research, leadership, and Sigma's future. Thank you!!

    Myra Jones
    Joyce Laben
    Renate Meier
    Linda Norman
    Patrick Palmieri
    Benjamin Smallheer
    Karen Starr
    Elizabeth Weiner
    Robert Wilkinson
  • VUSN is in the Top 10 Nursing Schools!!!


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