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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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!


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


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



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


  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.  




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


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.
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

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!


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

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


8 East 109th Street

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


     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.

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