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  • At-Large Announcement!

    We are very proud and pleased to announce that today we received approval to become an at-large chapter, adding Franklin Pierce University, Plymouth State University, Exeter Hospital, and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital to join the University of New Hampshire and the Eta Iota Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.

  • Fall 2019 Call for Chapter Research & Dissemination Funding

    SIGMA, ETA IOTA CHAPTER

    MEMBER RESEARCH AND DISSEMINATION FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

    We are currently accepting applications for funding. Deadline: Dec. 1, 2019

    The Eta Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International is pleased to award grants in the support of research and scholarship to active chapter members. We offer funding opportunities twice a year, in the spring and fall. The two categories of funding are (1) research grants and (2) scholarships for dissemination. The Chapter will award up to $500 in funding to each chosen applicant. Notification of the call for proposals as well as submission details/deadlines will be placed online on the Eta Iota chapter page of the Sigma webpage.

    To be eligible*, you must be:

    • An active (dues paying) member of the Eta Iota Chapter of Sigma
    • Willing to be involved in national or local chapter activities

    *Applicants may not have received chapter funding within the previous calendar year.

    Research and Scholarship Awards

    The intent of the research grant funding is to offset costs directly related to nursing research. Scholarship funding may be requested to offset costs related to poster or paper presentations at local, regional, or national conferences for dissemination. Funding can be to cover costs including but not limited to registration fees, transportation, lodging, and costs related to the preparation of presentation materials. 

    Retroactive requests for funding will be considered if funds for the fiscal year are still available.

    While all proposals will be considered at each of the two application cycles (fall and spring), the priority for fall awards is undergraduate/graduate student scholarship. The priority for spring awards is faculty and community member scholarship. Individual award amounts may vary based on the number awards given, actual research expenses and number of applicants.

    Funding Decisions The Eta Iota chapter board will make funding award decisions based on clarity, significance and scholarship of the proposals.  Selection is competitive; grants and scholarships will be awarded to student, faculty and/or community nurse researchers whose work best characterizes the spirit of scholarship for which Sigma Theta Tau is known.

    Awarding of the grants will be based on blind review of the two-page proposal for funding. Award winners must agree to present their findings to the membership at a research/scholarship day sponsored by the chapter within two years following funding. 

    Applicants are encouraged to reapply if funding is not granted upon first submission.

    (1) Research Grant Application Guidelines

    The proposal must be free of identifying information (name, facility, etc.), a 2-page 400-word maximum, and include the following:

    • Title of the project
    • Purpose of the study
    • Significance
    • Specific aims or hypothesis
    • Brief literature review
    • Research design and methods
    • Brief overview of plan for data analysis
    • Relevance of findings for nursing knowledge and theory
    • Estimated budget describing how funds will be used
    • Projected date of project completion
    • Attach a copy of IRB approval

    (2) Scholarships for Dissemination Application Guidelines

    The proposal must be free of identifying information (name, facility, etc.), a 2-page 400-word maximum, and include the following:

    • Title of the project
    • Brief synopsis of the completed project
    • Plans for dissemination of findings
    • Estimated costs for registration, travel, and/or preparation
    • Attach a copy of the acceptance of paper or poster presentation you are requesting the funds for

    To apply, send the application, along with the following, to Chapter President*:

    Dr. Kelly Grady, at kelly.grady@wdhospital.org:

    • Separate cover page with your identifying information (name, postal mailing address, email address, telephone number, and contact person), and the title of your project, indicating whether it is a research grant or dissemination scholarship funding request.

     *The President, by chapter bylaws, is not on the review board for applications.

  • UNH-ETA IOTA Chapter Event

    UNH Souther NH HPV flyer

    Please join us for You Are The Key to HPV Cancer Prevention, light dinner and presentation to be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. The Eta Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau is co-sponsoring  this event at UNH  with Southern NH Area Health Education Center. 1.5contact hours available.

    Time: 6;00pm-8:00pm
    Location: UNH Campus, Demerit Hall, Rm# 112

    Parking is free in most campus lots after 6 pm. If you would like to register, download the attached flyer, the registration link is active or use the link below.

    This event is FREE, however, space is limited. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/you-are-the-key-to-hpv-prevention-tickets-69905909457
  • NHNA Call for QI Project Abstracts - due submitted by 2/15/19

    The New Hampshire Nurses Association and Saint Anselm College are jointly hosting a conference on Innovation & Quality Improvement on May 2, 2019. Our Keynote speaker will be Bonnie Clipper, Director of Innovation and Nursing Practice at the American Nurses Association. Other speakers include Kate Collopy, Director of Nursing Education, Research & innovation at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and Fiona Wilson, UNH Center for Social Innovation & Enterprise. We are providing time in the program’s agenda for the presentation of four to six quality improvement projects from around the state. We are looking for nurses who are working on quality improvement projects, and/or who have recently completed a quality improvement project, to present their project at this conference.

    New Hampshire Nurses Association and Saint Anselm College invite you to submit an abstract on your Quality Improvement Project for presentation at the Innovation & Quality Improvement Conference to be held on May 2, 2019 at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH. The Planning Committee welcomes abstracts from nurse researchers, primary investigators, nurse leaders, clinical nurses, and/or nursing students in order to share current areas of study and inquiry designed to enhance the body of knowledge in professional nursing.

    The goals of this conference are to:

    • Share information on how nurse driven innovation is changing nursing care.
    • Share current investigations in the area of quality improvement.
    • Inspire nurses and nursing students to enhance their knowledge and understanding of evidence based practice and quality improvement as applies to nursing
    • Inspire nurses and nursing students to be visionary leaders skilled in incorporating best practice and outcomes measurement into clinical practice.


    Abstract Required Information:

    All abstracts have a word count limit of 350 words. The total word count does NOT include the information at the top of the abstract or the headings in the body. All abstracts must be submitted by February 15, 2019.

    Required Format for Quality Improvement Abstracts:
    Title for the quality improvement project
    Primary Investigator(s) name and credentials
    Institution/Hospital affiliation, city and state
    Co-investigator(s) name and credentials
    Body of the abstract to include the following:

    Introduction
    Identification of the Problem
    EBP Question/Purpose of the QI Project
    Methods/Evidence
    Significance of Findings/Outcomes
    Implications for nurses and future investigation

    Submitting an Abstract -
    Conflict of interest disclosure will be completed for each individual submitting.
    Spell out abbreviations, acronyms, or initials with first use.
    Proofread submission carefully to ensure correct spelling and grammar.
    Use the following guidelines for formatting and submitting your abstract:

    Abstracts should be single-spaced. Please use a 12-point font. The following margins must be used: top 1 inch; bottom 1 inch; left 1 inch; right 1 inch.
    The title should be printed in Bold Letters, followed by the primary investigator's name, credentials, and institution. You may list more than one primary investigator.
    The primary investigator(s) must be clearly identified. The first name, last name, and credentials should be included. Institution, city and state should follow the primary investigator's name. List co-investigators including their first name, last name and credentials.
    The body is not to exceed 350 words. The demographic information and topic headings do not count into the body word count.
    Submit two copies of the abstract: one copy must be anonymous for peer review purposes and one copy must have complete identification, indicating the primary investigator(s) and all co-investigators. Include credentials.
    Submissions will only be accepted via email. Email: Attach both copies of the abstract and email to the New Hampshire Nurses Association at office@nhnurses.org. Please be sure to include the words "Abstract Submission" in the subject line of your email.

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