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Upsilon Chapter is in its 60th year, being founded in 1961 as the 18th Chapter of Sigma. Upsilon was officially founded by 65 student and faculty members of NYU's Department of Nurse Education. Our chapter charter was officially signed on June 24, 1961. Today our membership grows yearly and we currently have more than 800 nurses residing all across the world!

Please be sure to explore our website!  Click on "Upsilon Basics" to learn more about our chapter and board members, how to become a member of Upsilon, and a review of Upsilon's recent awards. Click on "Upsilon Events" and "Education Activities" to read about our upcoming and past large member events and educational activities.  Information on our philanthropic activities can be found by clicking on "Service". Click on "Membership" to find Upsilon Chapter's archived meeting minutes and newsletters - Upsilon News! 

 

If you are an inactive member and would like to renew and join Upsilon Chapter, please click on "Renew Today".

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New Member Orientation 11.17.22 Recording Now Available!


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Sigma Upsilon Dec 2022 Member Spotlight
Fall 2022 Upsilon Graduates!


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Nurse Leader Intern Applications Now Available!
Apply Here!


Are you a born leader?  Do you ever wish you could be more of a leader than a follower?  Would you like to be mentored by other leaders in the nursing profession?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the Leadership Intern Program might be for you!

The Leadership Intern Program provides three new members (those entering their 4th sequence at NYU Meyers) the opportunity to work closely with the leaders of the Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.  As a Leadership Intern you will function as a leader-in-training within the organization.  

You will receive various benefits for your service including:
Payment of your first-time NCLEX examination (up to $200.00)
Ability to network with nurse leaders
Leadership skill development
Great resume builder

Our three nursing interns will be assigned to the following roles.  Below the roles, we have listed some key qualities that may make you especially qualified for the work of the role or perhaps you may want to develop these skills!

1. Events and Education Intern – Planning of Events and Educational Activities
Formal ceremony and event skills
Strong organizational skills
Professional and continuing education skills
2. Membership Engagement Intern - Archivist and Reactivating Inactive Members 
Strong social media skills
Creativity in engaging others
Love of archives, scrapbooking (electronic or hardcopy), history of the chapter
3. Presidential Intern – Assistant to the Upsilon President
Strategic planning
Budgeting
Organizational culture, structure, and bylaws

Leadership Interns are strongly urged to remain active members of Sigma Theta Tau International after graduation, either through the Upsilon Chapter or one of the hundreds of other local chapters.  More importantly, Leadership Interns are also encouraged to consider leadership positions within Upsilon Chapter.   




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November 2022 Sigma Upsilon Member Spotlight



Brittany Taam, BS, RN, Clinical Nurse II, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center,
and Sigma Upsilon Chapter Secretary 2021- 2023
and Dr. Fidel Lim’s article
"Best Practices in Pediatric Oncology Pain Management"
was selected by AJN as the winner of the
2022 Nurse Faculty Scholars Mentored Writing Award Program. Congratulations!


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Sigma Upsilon Fall 2022 Call for Fall 2022
Membership Applications

The Upsilon Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, accepts applications for membership twice per year. Undergraduate student applications are accepted in the fall, while applications for graduate students and nurse leaders are accepted in the spring.  Our annual induction for all new inductees occurs in the spring.

Sigma is committed to fostering excellence, scholarship, and leadership in nursing to improve health care worldwide. Sigma promotes the use of nursing research in health care delivery and makes its resources available to all people and institutions interested in the latest knowledge in nursing care.

Criteria for membership, established by Upsilon Chapter and Sigma, are as follows:

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

Nurse Leader Candidates


Have completed 1/2 of the nursing curriculum (completion of all courses in the first and second nursing sequences)



Have completed 1/4 of the nursing curriculum (based on minimum number of hours required for graduation in program)


Be legally recognized to practice nursing in his/her country

Have earned a GPA of 3.50 (based on a 4.0 grading scale; no rounding)

Have earned a GPA of 3.50 (based on a 4.0 grading scale; no rounding)

Have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field of nursing


Not have any incomplete grades on the transcript


Not have any incomplete grades on the transcript

Demonstrate achievement in nursing

Meet the expectations of academic integrity

Meet the expectations of academic integrity





For all undergraduate and graduate student induction applicants that meet the eligibility criteria listed above, you will need to follow the application instructions. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE READY TO UPLOAD ALL OF YOUR DOCUMENTS BEFORE STARTING THE APPLICATION.

INSTRUCTIONS:
* Complete the NEW Online Membership Intent Form (all required forms must be ready for upload prior to completing the application)
* Obtain and Upload 2 Endorsement Forms, one of which must be completed by an NYU Meyers faculty member and at least one of which must hold active membership in STTI. Save file as Endorsement 1 and Endorsement 2. 
* Upload your most recent unofficial transcript from Albert. Save file as Transcript.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Spring 2022 March 25, 2022
                                              Fall 2022 Nov 1, 2022
                                              Spring 2023 March 2023 (TBA)

If accepted, please note that you will not be considered a member until you accept online through STTI and pay the initial annual fee, which is $108.00. Our annual induction ceremony will take place in April 2022. Please save the date and we hope to see you there!


Upsilon Chapter is currently accepting applications for membership. See below for more information on our two induction cycles.

SPRING AND FALL INDUCTION CYCLE

The fall induction cycle opens yearly in October.  Spring induction cycle opens yearly in February.
Undergraduate students who are in their third or fourth sequence of the program and graduate students who have finished at least one-quarter of their program may apply. Nurse leader applicants can apply at anytime. We will also take applications for undergraduate students that graduated in January or who are entering their fourth seq. Applicants will receive notification of acceptance by November.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a graduate student and have been inducted previously at another school. please do not apply. Please add Upsilon Chapter (018) to your current membership.



APPLICATION MATERIALS

Apply here: https://forms.gle/CR8HdWLL5hWp2FA86

Endorsement Form: STTI Endorsement Form





October 2022 Sigma Upsilon Member Spotlight

Congratulations Dr. Fidel Lim on becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
He will be inducted this October at the annual AAN conference.







Sigma Upsilon Business/Members' Meeting

Sept 2022 Sigma Upsilon Member Spotlight
Dr. Selena Gilles received the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA)
for 2022 Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year!


Aug 2022 Sigma Upsilon Members' Spotlight
 

Upsilon Members Dr. Eda Ozkara San, Dr. Beth Latimer, DNP '11, MA '93, and Dr. Natalya Pasklinsky, DNP '19, MS 10, along with
two other NYU Meyers colleagues recently published their paper "The Use of Clinical Simulation to Address Disability Content
Inclusion in Nursing Education: A Review of the Literature"

in the current issue of Clinical Simulation in Nursing. Congrats on the publication!

Eda Ozkara San, PhD, MBA, RN, CHSE, CTN-B, FNYAM

Beth Latimer

APRN-BC DNP GNP

Natalya Pasklinsky

ACNP-BC DNP

July 2022 Sigma Upsilon Member Spotlight


Dr. Maya N. Clark-Cutaia, PhD, ACNP-BC, assistant professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, is one of 12 nurse scientists accepted to the third cohort of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators at UC Davis’ nursing school. This fellowship recognizes early- to mid-career nursing scholars and innovators with a high potential to accelerate leadership in nursing research, policy, education, practice, and entrepreneurship


June 2022 Sigma Upsilon Member Spotlight

Dr. Karla Rodriguez

CNE DipACLM DNP RN

Our Education Committee Chair spearheaded a clothing drive this Spring for Forestdale, 

an organization that supports foster children and families.  

There will be another Clothing Drive in Fall 2022. We hope you can donate then! More details to come.



CONGRATS TO 2021-2022 Sigma Upsilon Inductees!








May 2022 Sigma Upsilon Member Spotlight
Lauren Ghazal PhD, '21

Congratulations to Lauren Ghazal PhD '21, whose dissertation, "Exploring Multilevel Factors Influencing
Quality of Life in Young Adult Cancer Survivors: A Mixed Methods Study,"
was awarded an NYU Outstanding Dissertation Award!




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April 2022 Sigma Upsilon Member Spotlight
Christine Kovner, PhD, RN, FAAN

"Pandemic-related Anxiety Among Nurses"
In a new article for Nurse.com, Prof. Christine Kovner shares her findings on the causes
of anxiety and depression among nurses during the pandemic.


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Spring 2022 Member Applications are now Available!!

We are now accepting Spring applications for Meyers Upsilon Chapter!

The purposes of Sigma Theta Tau International are to:
1. Recognize superior achievement.
2. Recognize the development of leadership qualities.
3. Foster high professional standards.
4. Encourage creative work.
5. Strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession.

CRITERIA: Each student candidate for membership is required to meet the criteria for the undergraduate category of membership (completed ½ of the nursing curriculum) or graduate category of membership (completed ¼ of the nursing curriculum), have achieved academic excellence (for Upsilon this equates to a 3.5 grade point average or higher), have no incomplete grades, and meet the expectations of academic integrity. For nurse leader applicants, each candidate will need to complete the separate nurse leader application.

If you are a graduate student and have been inducted previously at another school. please do not apply. Please add Upsilon Chapter (018) to your current membership. 

For all undergraduate and graduate student induction applicants that meet the eligibility criteria listed above, you will need to follow the application instructions. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE READY TO UPLOAD ALL OF YOUR DOCUMENTS BEFORE STARTING THE APPLICATION. 

INSTRUCTIONS:
* Complete this Online Membership Intent Form (all required forms must be ready for upload prior to completing the application)
* Obtain and Upload 2 Endorsement Forms, one of which must be completed by an NYU Meyers faculty member and at least one of which must hold active membership in STTI. Save file as Endorsement 1 and Endorsement 2
* Upload your most recent unofficial transcript from Albert. Save file as Transcript. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 25, 2022 by 11:59 pm.
Notifications will be made by April 11, 2022 

Spring 2022 Induction Date May 2022 (you will receive event details from the Sigma Upsilon Events Committee members)

Apply here: https://forms.gle/HGHnGS4GE7YAV5cw8

Endorsement Form: STTI Endorsement Form


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Revised Nurse Leader Applications Now Available!
Nurse leader candidates can easily apply for membership online at
www.join.sigmanursing.org.

Chapter counselors are notified via email when new applications are ready to review.


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March 2022 Upsilon Member Spotlight

Congrats to Dr. Fidel Lim, CCRN, DNP for receiving the ANA-NY 2021 Nursing Education Award
from the American Nurses Association!



February 2022  Upsilon Member Spotlight

Selena A Gilles, DNP, ANP-BC, CNEcl, FNYAM

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program

Clinical Associate Professor

Affiliate Faculty, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

New York University

Rory Meyers College of Nursing


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Join Us
Join Zoom Meeting
https://nyu.zoom.us/j/92687549520





Past, Current, Future Members are Welcome to Attend!

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Mentorship Cohort 2022



Jan 2022 Sigma Member Spotlight

Ann Marie Mauro, PhD ’98, RN, CNL, CNE, FAHA, FAAN 

She received the Distinguished Alumni Award during our recent Virtual NYU Alumni Weekend Event!


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Sigma Upsilon President's Message 2021








Congratulations!!! You Did It!



December 2021 Upsilon Member Spotlight

Caroline Dorsen, PhD ’14, BS ’97, FNP-BC

Maes MacInnis Award Recipient at NYU Alumni Weekend October 2021

 

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Leadership Intern Application Link Below!
Are you a born leader?  Do you ever wish you could be more of a leader than a follower?  Would you like to be mentored by other leaders in the nursing profession?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the Leadership Intern Program might be for you!

 

The Leadership Intern Program provides three new members (those entering their 4th sequence at NYU Meyers) the opportunity to work closely with the leaders of the Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.  As a Leadership Intern you will function as a leader-in-training within the organization. 

 

You will receive various benefits for your service including:

  • Payment of your first-time NCLEX examination (up to $200.00)
  • Ability to network with nurse leaders
  • Leadership skill development
  • Great resume builder

 

Our three nursing interns will be assigned to the following roles.  Below the roles, we have listed some key qualities that may make you especially qualified for the work of the role or perhaps you may want to develop these skills!

 

  1. Events and Education Intern – Planning of Events and Educational Activities
    • Formal ceremony and event skills
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Professional and continuing education skills
  2. Membership Engagement Intern - Archivist and Reactivating Inactive Members
    • Strong social media skills
    • Creativity in engaging others
    • Love of archives, scrapbooking (electronic or hardcopy), history of the chapter
  3. Presidential Intern – Assistant to the Upsilon President
    • Strategic planning
    • Budgeting
    • Organizational culture, structure, and bylaws

 

Leadership Interns are strongly urged to remain active members of Sigma Theta Tau International after graduation, either through the Upsilon Chapter or one of the hundreds of other local chapters.  More importantly, Leadership Interns are also encouraged to consider leadership positions within Upsilon Chapter.  

 

Make a difference!  Be a Leadership Intern!  Apply today!

For more information, contact upsilonmemberengagement@gmail.com

 

To apply go to this link - https://forms.gle/NstRBdf3G6KUeosB9

 

 

 

Program Purposes and Procedures

 

Purpose

The Leadership Intern Program has been implemented to promote mentoring of new members, to develop future chapter leaders, and to promote innovative chapter practices.

 

Procedure
  1. Each fall, the Upsilon Board and Leadership Succession Committee will determine the areas of focus as well as the compensation package for the following year’s Leadership Intern Program.
  2. The Leadership Succession Committee will develop the application.
  3. At the November New Member Orientation, a member of the Leadership Succession Committee or designee will communicate information about the Leadership Intern Program to new members. He/she will also be responsible for alerting other inductees electronically who are not in attendance.
  4. Applications will be due in December 12, 2021. The Leadership Succession Committee will review applicants and make recommendations to the Board.
  5. The Leadership Interns will be selected by the Board December 27, 2021
  6. The Leadership Intern’s tenure generally lasts from January through June, 2022.

 

 

Congratulations to our New Upsilon Members for Fall 2021!
Watch the Virtual Orientation with Special Guest Speaker Dr. Dino








November 2021 Upsilon Member Spotlight
William (Billy) E. Rosa, PhD, MBE, NP- BC, FAANP, FAAN
2021 International Awards for Nursing Excellence
Sigma Biennium 2021








Please join Us!
Thursday November 4, 2021 6-7:30pm

 

The Life of a S.A.N.E. nurse

Meet Dr. Sandra Maldonado, EdD, CNM, FNP-BC, SANE 

Dr. Maldonado earned her Doctorate of Education from Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota. She also has Masters in Nursing, and Post-Masters in Nurse Midwifery, Nursing Education, and Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from Downstate College of Nursing with her Bachelors in Nursing and originally received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Hunter College. She has been teaching Maternal Child Nursing for over 15 years in both Associate, and Bachelors Nursing Program. She served in the United States Air Force as Flight Nurse and left before the Kuwait war started. She is committed to serving in the Church Council and is also a perinatal loss counselor.  

 

TO ATTEND PLEASE EMAIL: RSVP.UPSILON@GMAIL.COM to receive the Zoom link.

 

1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour is provided by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. 

The NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing Center for Continuing Education in Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.








Revised Nurse Leader Applications Now Available!

Nurse leader candidates can easily apply for membership online at www.join.sigmanursing.org.
Chapter counselors are notified via email when new applications are ready to review.

Spring Induction Cycle (tentative dates)

    • Call for applications – January 27, 2022
      • Applications due – February 17, 2022
      • Acceptance notification – March 7, 2022



October 2021 Member Spotlight

Michele Crespo-Fierro

MS PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Director, LEAD Honors Program

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Dr. Michele Crespo-Fierro has been accepted into the AACN Diversity Leadership Institute's 2022 Cohort. She will be working to integrate inclusion, diversity, and equity through the undergraduate curriculum and develop
anti-bias nursing practices.

 


September 2021 Member Spotlight


Congratulations to the Upsilon Chapter!





Congratulations to our 2020 and 2021
New Sigma Upsilon Members
Virtual Induction May 2021! 


Upsilon Member Spotlight
Aug 2021

Vincenza Coughlin, MS, RNC-MNN, CNE, CLC

Director of Nursing Professional Practice and Education
NYU Langone Health - Long Island

Check out her latest contributions!

                Integrating Education and Competency for Safe Patient Care, Journal of Nursing
                     ProfessionalDevelopment, 2021 Jan-Feb 01; 37(1):18-21.
                     https://doi.org/10.1097/nnd.0000000000000701
                   
Poster, Adaption of a Hybrid Clinical Orientation Program: Employing Technology in the Blended Learning Environment, Association of Nursing Professional Development August 2021

   
Podium, Escape the Room! Utilizing Gamification in a Preceptor Training Workshop, Association of Nursing Professional Development August 2021

 

Upsilon Members' Spotlight
July 2021

Khristine Bernadette Arrieta, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Presentation: Transitioning Adolescents & Young Adults to Adult Care: A Quality Improvement Project

 32nd International Nursing Research Congress 2021 Presenter
#INRC21





Dr. McHugh will be presenting 2 research projects at the 32nd International Research Congress this July! Come show your support by attending her sessions and by registering to the Sigma Congress 2021!

"Transforming Challenges into Opportunities: Evidence-Based Strategies for Implementation of Technology into Synchronous High-Stakes Computerized Testing"

"Creating a Robust Virtual Clinical Environment for Undergraduate Nursing Students in a Time of Crisis"

 





June 2021



Mentorship Program
The Sigma Upsilon Chapter at NYU is currently accepting applications for both mentors and mentees for their Mentorship Program. If you are interested in becoming either a mentor or mentee, please follow the application details on the fact sheet and email your application to upsilonmentorship@gmail.com. Feel free to reach out to this email with any questions as well. We are looking forward to this new Mentorship Cohort!




JOIN US VIRTUALLY!


Upsilon Chapter of The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma) presents

 PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE ESSENTIALS:  PROTECTING  
YOUR NURSING LIVELIHOOD
With Guest Speaker Edith (Edie) Brous, Esq. PC, RN

Monday, February 22, 2021  
5pm - 6:30pm 

Register Here: https://nyu.zoom.us/j/97426666536

Ms Brous is a Nurse Attorney in private practice in NYC where she concentrates on professional licensure representation, medical malpractice, and nursing advocacy.

1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour is provided by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. The NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing Center for Continuing Education in Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 




Spring Applications Open!

The purposes of Sigma Theta Tau International are to:
1. Recognize superior achievement.
2. Recognize the development of leadership qualities.
3. Foster high professional standards.
4. Encourage creative work.
5. Strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession.

CRITERIA: Each student candidate for membership is required to meet the criteria for the undergraduate category of membership (completed ½ of the nursing curriculum) or graduate category of membership (completed ¼ of the nursing curriculum), have achieved academic excellence (for Upsilon this equates to a 3.5 grade point average or higher), have no incomplete grades, and meet the expectations of academic integrity. For nurse leader applicants, each candidate will need to complete the separate nurse leader application. If you are a graduate student and have been inducted previously at another school. please do not apply. Please add Upsilon Chapter (018) to your current membership. More information as well as the link to the application and our endorsement form can be founder ine the Becoming a New Member tab. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2021 by 11:59 pm. Notifications will be made by March 15, 2021
Apply Here: https://forms.gle/uec49ez1uSxmLL7c8 





 

 

 

 

 













Volunteer With Us!

October 2, 2020 Friday

12:30pm- 4pm

NY COMMON PANTRY

8 East 109th Street

Help sort, organize, pack, and distribute groceries! Pls. sign up by Sept. 18th Friday to the link below

https://nycommonpantry.volunteerhub.com/

     After signing up, pls. email Upsilonmemberengagement@gmail.com so we know who is attending for NYU Upsilon.

Fall Social Event!
Come join NYU Upsilon Chapter’s first social event this year!
 
Where: The Greens on The Rooftop at Pier 17
 
When: September 23, 2020 Wed 4:30pm-6:00pm (90- minute time limit)
 
Social Distancing and Safety Precautions added to this event!
(hand sanitizers, masks will be available on our lawn area)
 
Food and non- alcoholic beverages also included in this event!
 
To RSVP/ Any Questions: email: UpsilonMemberEngagement@gmail.com
 
Pls. RSVP by Sept 18th Friday.




Chapter News

  • Sigma Upsilon Nurse Leader Intern Applications Now Available!

  • Sigma Upsilon World AIDS Day Webinar: Email rsvp.upsilon@gmail.com to get the link!

  • Sigma Upsilon Educational Webinar Nov 9th!

  • Scholarships/Awards/ Grants Fall Applications Now Available!

  • Volunteer with Sigma Upsilon!

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