Posted on Nov 21, 2017

Local Nursing Honor Society Chapter Receives Key Award

Local Nursing Honor Society Chapter Receives Key Award

Nursing honor society Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) held its 44th Biennial Convention in Indianapolis, IN from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 and awarded the Chapter Key Award to local chapter Delta Beta-at-Large.

The chapter, which includes USF College of Nursing, was also recognized regionally for outstanding achievement in advocacy, philanthropy and lifelong learning.

STTI is an honorary society with more than 135,000 nurse leaders in 500 chapters and 90 countries. They are devoted to learning, knowledge, and professional development for nurses and improved global health.

Three College of Nursing students were featured as Rising Stars of Scholarship and Research and presented posters at the convention.

Carissa Alinat presented a poster titled, “Mindful Eating and Weight Loss: A Systematic Review of Literature.”

Samia Dutra’s poster presentation was titled, “The relationship between NICU experience of VLBW infants and their microbiome at 2-3 years old.”

Paula Cairns presented research titled, “Prevention of Post Intensive Care Syndrome in Spouses with SAF-T Intervention.”

Story by Elizabeth L. Brown, USF College of Nursing