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Home : Foundation : Newsletters : Heritage Society Newsletter November 2012

November 2012

Foundation News

The Annual Report for fiscal year ending 30 June 2012 is now online.The reportoutlinesexciting progress toward "Every Member Around the World Supporting Vision 2020." See how your donationsimpacted nurses and health carearound the world.


New Heritage Society Donors

We are pleased to introduce the newest Virginia Henderson Fellows.
Cindy Ford, PhD, RN, CNE
Visiting Professor & Director Partnership Program
Lubbock Christian University
Iiota Mu Chapter
Lubbock, Texas, USA
Julie Cowan Novack
Professor and Vice Dean, Practice and Engagement
Joseph and Thelma Crow Endowed Professorship
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing
Executive Director, UT Nursing Clinical Enterprise, UTHSCSA Student Health Center andEmployee Health and Wellness Clinic Professor, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
Delta Alpha-at-Large Chapter
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Christa van der Walt, PhD, MEd
Associate Professor (Researcher)
North-West University, Potchefstroom
Tau Lambda-at-Large Chapter
Potchefstroom, South Africa

STTI and its partnering organizations are currently accepting nursing research grant applications. View grant opportunities.
Small research grants (10-15) awarded annually have a1 December deadline.

Call for Nominations
Submissionsare being accepted for International Awards for Nursing Excellence until 1 March 2013.

STTI Events
Creating Healthy Work Environments conference,
12-14 April 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

24th International Nursing Research Congress,22-26July 2013,Prague, CzechRepublic.Abstract submissiondeadline is 5 December.

42nd Biennial Convention,
16-20 November 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Abstract submission deadline is 30 January.




We are very excited to recognize the following Heritage Society donors for their achievements.
These individuals were inducted on 21 September 2012 in Anaheim, Calif., USA, as Fellows of the National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education.
Janice Unruh Davidson
Nancy Langston
E. Carol Polifroni
Cathleen Shultz

These individuals were inducted on 13 October 2012 in Washington, D.C., USA, as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).
Judy Beal
Tara Hulsey
Donna Nickitas
Judith Hertz
Kenn Kirksey
Ruth Anderson, with co-PI Sharron Docherty, was awarded funding by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) for developing a Center of Research Excellence in Symptom Science at Duke University School of Nursing.

Marion Broome was honored with the 2012 Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education Award from NLN.

Barbara Chamberlain was elected to the Board of Trustees at Widener University where she received her PhD.

Rose Constantino co-published the book Forensic Nursing: Evidence-Based Principles and Practice, Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Doris Edwards was appointed to chair the Ohio Nurses Association Task Force on Advancing Nursing Education toward BSN-IN-10 Legislation.

Rita Munley Gallagher was awarded the American Public Health Association Ruth B. Freeman Award at the annual American Public Health Association meeting in San Francisco, Calif., USA, on 30 October 2012.

LaVerne Gallman is being honored with the Isabelle Rutherford Meyer Nursing Education Center’s dean’s suite in her name at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Karen Gorton assumed the role of Assistant Director for the undergraduate programs in the School of Nursing at the University of Northern Colorado in August 2012.

Joyce Griffin-Sobel was awarded the 2012 Excellence Award for Academic Mentoring by the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation. She received a 2012 National Library of Medicine Fellowship in Biomedical Informatics.
Amy Heithoff-Dominguez was announced as The Missouri Action Coalition’s (MO-AC) first Statewide Director.

Pamela Jeffries was honored as a 2012 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame recipient at the STTI International Nursing Research Congress on 2 August 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.

Carole Kenner represented the Council of International Neonatal Nurses at the U.N. Every Woman Every Child event in New York, USA, on 25 September 2012.

Priscilla M. Kline had two watercolor paintings, “Autumn Spirit” and “Spring Sprites,” accepted for a juried show at the Oliver Art Center in Frankfort, Mich., USA, that were on display for the month of September 2012.

Angela Barron McBride was elected to the New York Academy of Medicine in 2012, received the President’s Medal for sustained academic excellence at Indiana University on 10 September 2012, and received the 2012 NLN President’s Award on 19 September 2012.

Patricia Messmer was inducted into the Florida Nurses Association Hall of Fame on 14 September 2012.

Donna Nickitas was invited to a three-day institute for global service learning at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, and she was elected president of Alpha Phi Chapter for a two-year term.

Julie Cowan Novak was featured in the University of Texas Health Science Center News article “Nurse Practitioners Could Solve Health-Care Dilemma.”

Shannon Perry attended the 29th annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Nursing in Savannah, Ga., USA, 28-30 September 2012.

Daniel J. Pesut has been appointed to the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars Program.

Larry Purnell published Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 4th edition (2013) released in October 2012.
Barbara Raudonis was inducted into the University of Texas at Arlington’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers in spring 2012. She was selected as one of the three members of the inaugural cohort of the Palliative Nursing Leadership Institute sponsored by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation.

Nancy Ridenour presented the keynote address “Leadership in the 21st Century” for the AACN Leadership in Academic Nursing Conference on 29 July 2012. She presented “National Health Care Reform” at University of Northern Colorado School of Nursing on 24 August 2012.

Ellen Sanders has updated the Handbook on Entrepreneurial Practice, published by the International Council of Nurses this summer.

Kathleen R. Stevens was honored as a 2012 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame recipient at the STTI International Nursing Research Congress on 2 August 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.

Jane Sumner presented a paper titled "Human Flourishing and the Vulnerable Nurse" at the International Philosophy of Nursing Society annual conference in Leeds, U.K., 10-12 September 2012. She has completed two terms on the Board of Governors of the NLN.

Terry Valiga now holds certification as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) awarded by NLN. She co-published The New Leadership Challenge: Creating a Preferred Future for Nursing, 4th edition (2013).

Patricia Yoder-Wise was honored with the 2012 Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education Award from the NLN.
Heritage Society News
New Update!
2013 Heritage Society Dinner
The Heritage Society Dinner will take place on Sunday, 17 November 2013 during the biennial convention in Indianapolis, Ind. The dinner will be held at the beautiful Indiana Historical Society.
Honor Society News
Sigma Theta Tau International turns 90!

STTI Founders and students outside of Robert W. Long Hospital,
Indianapolis, Ind., circa 1920
Sigma Theta Tau International celebrated its 90th Anniversary on 5 October 2012. In 1922, six nursing students at the Indiana University Training School for Nurses founded Sigma Theta Tau. STTI now serves 130,000 active members in more than 85 countries. View our 90-year timeline. For details on how you can join the celebration, visit our website.
5 December is nomination deadline for 2013 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame!
2011-13 STTI Presidential Suzanne Prevost with Heritage Society member and award recipient Pamela Jeffries and 2011-13 President-elect Hester Klopper at the 23rd International Nursing Research Congress
The deadline to nominate a colleague for the 2013 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame is 5 December 2012. The award presentation, sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell, will take place at the 24th International Nursing Research Congress in Prague, Czech Republic, 22-26 July 2013. Submit a Hall of Fame nomination.
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