Presidents Call to Action 2019-2021: INFUSE JOY

As Sigma members, we are well-positioned to infuse joy into practice in clinical, administrative, academic, research, and policy settings. This Call to Action highlights three essential elements — the ABCs — that promote joy: Awareness, Balance and Purpose, and Co-creation. We must start wherever we are today to find, create, and leverage joy.

Welcome to the Rho Zeta Chapter of Sigma!

The Rho Zeta Chapter of Sigma was first established in 1982 at Southeastern Louisiana University School of Nursing and rechartered in 1999. On September 24, 1999, Sigma inducted 95 members. Those members were inducted under the following categories: Founding, Community, Undergraduate, Graduate, and Alumni. After many months of dedicated planning and organizing, Southeastern Louisiana University Honor Society of Nursing officially became the Rho Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. The chartering ceremony took place on Friday, March 8th at the Southeastern Student Union Theater. 
Dr. Peggy Ellis, a representative from Sigma, was the inducting officer for the ceremony. There were 139 members installed at the Chartering Ceremony, including new members, transfer and dual members. Dr. Mary Coyne, President of Gamma Lambda, our sister chapter was also present at the ceremony.
Dr. Randy Moffett, SLU President, and Dr. John Crain, SLU Provost also attended. Dr. Donnie Booth, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, assisted with the induction of new members. Jennifer Robinson served as President of the new Rho Zeta Chapter.


  • Fall Chapter meeting & Chapter Elections

    Hello! Phi Zeta will hold its bi-annual elections this Wednesday, December 11, at 4pm at the Stayer Center in T205. This is on the Marian University campus located at 45 S. National Avenue. We have many opportunities to get involved, and many positions available including Secretary, Vice President, Leadership Succession Chair and Committee member, Governance Chair and Committee member. Please consider getting involved! The committment is minimal but the benefits are great! This meeting will also consist of planning for the Spring Induction ceremony.
    Any questions or interest, please reach out to Andrea Dobogai, Phi Zeta Chapter President.

    Thank you!
  • Call for Applications

    The ​Epsilon Nu Chapter has opened the application period for the Sister Henrietta Guyot Award. A $2500 grant will be awarded to the selected proposal. March 15, 2020 at 5pm CT, all applications are due. To see more information, click on the banner at the top of the chapter page.


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  • 2019 South Louisiana Intercollegiate Symposium Registration

    Register and then pay via PayPal or pay at the door. See links. 

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    2019 South Louisiana Intercollegiate Symposium: Advancing Nursing Excellence and Health Outcomes Through Evidence-Based Collaboration

    November 7, registration begins at 8:30 A.M.
    Program 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. 

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rebekah Gee, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health

    Endnote Speaker: Dr. Ann Carruth, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Southeastern Louisiana University

    War Memorial Student Union 303 W Union Ave Hammond, LA 70402

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    Thank you for supporting the Rho Zeta Chapter of Sigma.

    We look forward to seeing you!

  • CALL FOR ABSTRACTS (by 10/31): The South Louisiana Inter-collegiate Symposium 2019

    The South Louisiana Inter-collegiate Symposium 2019: Advancing Nursing Excellence and Health Outcomes Through Evidence-Based Collaboration is sending out a last call for student posters.

    We received 28 abstracts, Six were chosen for podium presentations and 22 for posters. The majority of the posters came from Nicholls University students. We had no submissions from ULL. We had one professor submission from McNeese. We would like all ICMSN universities to be represented. This is a great opportunity for our students to present in a friendly but scholarly environment! Please encourage students or alumni to present posters for work in progress or completed work. 

    Students should submit their name, credentials and poster title to me by October 31st. Upon receipt of their information, they will be sent poster specifications. We will have a handout with their information and poster location at the event with the program brochure. Thanks for getting the word out!

    Submissions should be made to Janet.Jones-2@selu.edu by October 31st.
  • South Louisiana Intercollegiate Symposium: Advancing Nursing Excellence and Health Outcomes

    South Louisiana Intercollegiate Symposium: Advancing Nursing Excellence and Health Outcomes Through Evidence-Based Collaboration

    NOVEMBER 7, 2019 at 8:30 A.M. 
    Program until 4:00 P.M. 
    Southeastern Louisiana University
    Student Union Ballroom 

    After attending the continuing education activity, participants will successfully demonstrate knowledge related to the use of interprofessional collaboration in practice.

    Questions contact janet.jones-2@selu.edu

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  • Chapter News: Survey Results, Save the Date & New Chapter Leaders

    Thank you for your participation in the 2019 Rho Zeta Chapter Membership Survey. 
    I am proud to highlight the accomplishments of your Rho Zeta colleagues. Chapter Members have engaged in community health promotions, presented their work at conferences, participated in health promotion activities, volunteered to increase awareness of nursing at various events, participated in global outreach programs, and served as support persons in their communities.

    Your feedback has also provided areas of opportunity for improvement to meet your needs. The Rho Zeta Board Members will review the survey findings when planning upcoming events.

    Please mark your calendars for the 2019 South Louisiana Symposium which will be hosted by the Southeastern School of Nursing and the Rho Zeta Chapter of Sigma on November 7, 2019, at Southeastern Louisiana University. A call for abstracts for podium and poster presentations will be forwarded.

    Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your President and your support. As I transition to into my new role as Treasurer, please help me welcome the new and continuing 2019-2021 Rho Zeta Chapter Leaders:

    ·      President: Dr. Janet Jones (also serving as Convention Delegate)

    ·      President-Elect: Dr. Ruby "Sheree" Miller

    ·      Vice-Presidents: Dr. Staci Taylor and Dr. Penny Thomas

    ·      Treasurer: Dr. Luanne Billingsley

    ·      Secretary: Ms. Kristin Marino

    ·      Counselor BRC: Ms. Erin Hoffman

    ·      Counselor Hammond: Dr. Laurie Kinchen

    ·      Leadership Succession Chair: Kristie Riddle

    ·      Leadership Member: Ms. Lesley Smith

    ·      Governance Committee Chair: Dr. Dell Mars

    ·      Governance Committee Member: Dr. Danielle Charrier

    ·      Membership Involvement Member: Ms. Cori Downing

    ·      Publicity Chair: Dr. Lindsay Domiano

    ·      Webmaster: Ms. Jamie Davis

  • 2019 Rho Zeta Membership Survey

    The survey will close in a few days, if you have not completed the survey, please take a minute to share your professional activities and feedback.

    In case you did not see this, I wanted to pass along for sharing with our newly graduated members. 

    Free course information for Sigma members
    By: Laury Westbury , yesterday
    Good evening to all.  As we have just inducted our largest Sigma member class, I am sending some information forward to new inductees, and old inductees as well! Sigma is offering ​Surviving Your First Years as a Nurse! This popular CNE course, valued at US $169, is free for members through the Sigma Marketplace. Encourage your fellow members to access this course and the rest of Sigma's free CNE for members. As always, should you have any questions regarding Sigma offerings, please reach out to myself or any Zeta Beta Board Member.  We are always here to assist.  Happy summer all!
    Best regards,
    Laury Westbury
    Zeta Beta Chapter President
  • Use PayPal to Purchase Community Cookbooks

    To purchase one community cookbook using PayPal - pick up only
    Click here to pay using PayPal for one cookbook $20

    To purchase two community cookbooks using PayPal - pick up only
    Click here to pay using PayPal for two cookbooks $35
  • Cookbooks Have Arrived! To Benefit Area Food Banks and Needs of HTA Clients

    Just in time for Mother's Day gifts. Cookbooks are $20 or 2/$35 cash or check. At this time they are available on campus in the Graduate Nursing Office or the Baton Rouge Center - in the office. They can be shipped for an additional $8 per book. We are working on a PayPal link - but it is not available at this time. If you have questions contact us at rhozetaofsigma@gmail.com or call 985-507-7366.
  • Founder's Day Activity: Relay for Life and Food Bank Support

    Rho Zeta Chapter of Sigma will participant in events during the month of October to support our local ACS Relay for Life event and Our Daily Bread Food Bank.
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