Beta Eta-at-Large Chapter Awards

Chapter Research and Scholarship Awards and Deadline for submission

Beta Eta Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International Scholarships for 2014:

Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship Awards

The Beta Eta Chapter-at-Large of Sigma Theta Tau is pleased to announce the award of two $500 Scholarships. Students at Edgewood College and the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing are eligible to apply. Applications will be reviewed for academic performance, personal and professional goals, and professional and community service.

Graduate Nursing Scholarship Award

One scholarship award of $1000 will be awarded to one graduate nursing student. Academic performance, personal, community, and professional goals and accomplishments will be considered. Students at Edgewood College and the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing are eligible to apply.

Graduate Student Research Award

There will be two $1500 awards given to support the research training and scholarship in nursing science of a member of Sigma Theta Tau who is currently enrolled in either a Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program or PhD program. Students at Edgewood College and the University of Wisconsin–Madison are eligible to apply. A succinct and carefully written description of the proposed research will assist the reviewers in evaluating the purpose, method, and feasibility of the research plan. There are two separate applications for the DNP and the PhD application.

Application forms may be obtained from Jackie O’Brien, program assistant, UW–Madison School of Nursing, 600 Highland Avenue, K6/312 CSC, Madison, WI 53792-2455 (telephone (608-265-9863). When requesting an application, please be specific about which scholarship you are applying for in order to receive the correct application form (i.e., Undergraduate, Graduate, or Graduate Student Research Award—DNP or PhD).

Deadline for all Sigma Theta Tau Scholarship submissions: March 15, 2014.

Chapter Research and Scholarship Award Recipients, April 2013

Congratulations to I-Hui Chen, MS, RN, of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, who has been awarded the Beta Eta-at Large Chapter's Graduate Research Award for a study entitled "The Importance of Individual Variation in Understanding Turnover of LTC Taiwanese Nurses." The study will help with understanding of turnover rates in these settings. Quality of care can be greatly impacted by high turnover and exploring reasons for leaving can lead to interventions to decrease turnover. We are all very interested to hear the results of this important study.

We are happy to announce this year's recipients of our Beta Eta-at Large Chapter's Graduate Scholarship Awards. Congratulations to master's degree student Jennie Corey, BSN, RN, of Edgewood College.
Congratulations to this year's recipients of our chapter's Undergraduate Scholarship Awards, given to three students from Edgewood College:  Megan Gocht, Heidi Lindroth, and Amber Smid.  The chapter's board of directors is pleased to support nursing students in this way.