Nu Xi Delegates and Members Celebrated Global Nursing and Receiving an 8th Chapter Key Award at the 2017 Biennial Convention
Global Nursing Celebrated at the STTI Convention with Cathy Catrambone, President, and Delegates from African Chapters
Mileva Saulo-Lewis, President of Nu Xi at Large received the 8th Chapter Key Award to be awarded to Nu Xi at Large at the 2017 Biennial Convention. Nu Xi was acknowledged for it Life Long Learning Academy Programs and commitment to funding student scholarships. Saulo-Lewis, EdD, RN and Cynthia Stacy, MSN, RN served as delegates for the Chapter. Nu Xi members in attendance included Roberta Richards and Abby Heydman, both members of the Governance and Communications Committees. Past President of Nu Xi at Large, Dr. Juli Maxworthy was elected to the position of Vice President at the Convention. Participants had the opportunity to engage in networking, continuing education programs, meetings with candidates for office, an exhibit hall of vendors, and the House of Delegates. A new logo for STTI was unveiled at the Convention and will be used in future publications by STTI and its Chapters.
Fall 2017 Life Long Learning Academy Program
Speakers for the Fall CE Program: Aisha Rawlinson, Tammy Valenta, & Mary Dichow
The continuing education program offered for free for Nu Xi Members and students at our affiliated universities attracted a robust audience of students and members on November 14, 2017 at the CSU Downtown Oakland Campus. Career transitions were the focus of the program which provided four contact hours of CE credit. Speakers included new graduates Jamie Anderson, BSN, (current leadership intern) and Greg Markman, BSN, Denise Schultz, GNP, RN, a graduate of the 2007 recession- era, Tammy Valenta, FNP, MSN, Assistant Professor at Samuel Merritt University; Alameda County nurse manager Rendi Sollis, MSN, RN; and Aisha Rawlinson, MSN, RN, CNL, a nurse manager at Kaiser Permanente and recent graduate of the Clinical Nurse Leader Program at USF. Topics included preparing for the first job search, finding a job during market recessions, interview skilsl, the benefits of graduate education, tips on presenting yourself for employment and much more. The program concluded with keynote speaker, Mary Dickow, MPA, FAAN, Statewide Director, California Action Coalition at HealthImpact, (formerly known as the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care), addressing statewide plans to raise the educational level of nurses as well as the need to prepare more skilled nurses for practice in non-hospital settings.
Nu Xi at Large Receives Regional Excellence Recognition
Mileva Saulo-Lewis, President of Nu Xi at Large, was notified at the end of May 2017, that Nu Xi at Large has received three awards under the Regional Excellence Recognition Program sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International. The awards are given based on information provided by each chapter in their annual report to STTI. The first award was bestowed for recognition that Nu Xi achieved the President’s Call to Action through its development of the Life Long Learning Academy which provides free CE credit for members and student if our affiliated schools. The second award was for Chapter philanthropy, in recognition of Nu Xi becoming a part of the Chapter-Giving Club, and its annual fund drive for student scholarships. The third Award, for Advocacy, was bestowed for the Chapter’s support for international medical missions. Congratulations to all those members who have contributed over the past two years to these efforts to develop a chapter whose members are engaged and supportive of the STTI mission and goals.
New Leadership Interns Appointed for 2017-18
Photo: Jamie Anderson, BSN, RN, Leadership Intern & Tammy Valenta, MSN, FNP-C, Vice Presidrnt, SMU-Oakland
Jamie Anderson, BSN, RN, and Courtenay Gonzalez, BSN, RN, recent graduates of Samuel Merritt University, have been appointed Leadership Interns for 2017-18. Both leadership interns will participate in Board meetings, assist with outreach to new graduates who are members of Nu Xi, and will assist with the two Life Long Learning programs scheduled for the coming year. In addition, Courtenay is playing a major role in a Dental Health Project for middle schools students in Oakland, a local health promotion project which will be supported by Nu Xi at Large. The Leadership Intern Program is designed to foster leadership development for STTI and Nu Xi. In exchange for their involvement and support of Nu Xi programs, the interns will receive free membership to Nu Xi and STTI for one year and will have an opportunity to attend the STTI Fall Leadership Institute in Indianapolis in 2018.