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Our newest members of Undergrads from St. Anselm College and Nurse Leaders inducted on October 27, 2013

Welcome Rivier Underdrads and Grad and also Nurse Leader inductees from February 16th, 2013

Research Day April 12th, 2014

Epsilon Tau at Large, a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International held our Annual Research Day on April 12th, 2014 at Rivier University in Nashua, New Hampshire.  Susan DiStasio DNP, APRN, AOCNP was our keynote speaker and presented her valuable research on “RNs’ Beliefs and Implementation of EBP”.  Susan is the Nursing Administrative Director at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and also a Sigma Theta Tau member.  Rivier faculty member Karen Frenn EdD, RN, CNE led a workshop"Getting Started in Clinical Research" and several students and members presented research posters listed below:

Title: Effectiveness of a Nurse-Administered Educational Intervention in the Reduction of Symptoms of Postpartum Depression; Authors: Deborah McCarter-Spaulding PhD, RNC and Abigail Crane, SN

Title: Pediatric Ulcers: Improving Skin Care in the Pediatric Intensive Care UnitAuthors: Bridget O. Mudge RN, MS and Caleigh B. MacDonald, SN 

Title: Desflurane and Nursing Staffing in PACU and Day SurgeryAuthors: Amanda Carmichael RN, BSN, MBA;  Mary Kerutis, RN; and Shannon Goulart, RN, BSN

See our 2013 call for abstracts and guidelines for submission below.


Any questions may be directed to Dr. Antonia Nelson via email:  anelson@anselm.edu .

Sigma Research Day Call for Abstracts (2).docx

Guidelines for Poster 2013.docx

Research Day Abstract Guidelines for Clinical Practice or Literature Reviews.docx

Congratulations Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Recipients!

Our scholarship and awards committee had the tough task in choosing the recipients for the undergraduate and graduate scholarships.  There were several very deserving candidates and the choice was very difficult.  

We are proud to announce that Carly Staab and Ann Fournier were awarded $1,000 Graduate Scholarships.  Liciana Iudiciana (Rivier University) and Frankie Mueller (Saint Anselm College) are the recent recipients of $500 undergraduate scholarships. 

The Research Committee awarded a Research Grant to Dr. Deborah McCarter-Spaulding.

Election Results!

Election Results!  We have tallied the the 2013 election results!  
President Elect - Amanda Callahan
Vice President (Rivier) - Debby Dodge
Faculty Counselor (Rivier) - Jan Reale
Faculty Counselor (Saint Anselm) - Margaret Walker
Secretary - Antonia Nelson
Leadership Succession Committee:
Kathy Perrin, Amy Correggio, and Linda Morris

There were over 140 voters and 14 of the voters requested information about getting more involved in the chapter!  I would call that a great success!

Thank you for participating!

2013-2015 Candidate Profiles


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Fall Business Meeting

We held our Annual Meeting on September 27th at Rivier University. New officers were introduced and reports given, including a Chapter update. See minutes to left.

Research Day a huge success!

Research day was a great success! There were two very interesting speakers, Mark Hand, and Dr. Antonia Nelson.

Mark Hand talked about his pilot study using a sensor that detects position changes to determine if it can be used effectively in the morbidly obese population. It sounds like he will be doing further research to help nurses determine best practices in pressure ulcer prevention. Hopefully we'll have some better evidence regarding position changes and timeframe soon!

Dr. Nelson discussed her research in decision making regarding infant feeding. It was very interesting to see all the factors that go into the decision making process and all of the outside pressures that women experience when deciding.

There were several very interesting posters and even a pre-conference workshop in which we learned more about how to critically evaluate qualitative research!

I'm very excited for next year's research day! Consider joining us next year! Let me know if there are any themes you'd like to see in the future!

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