Monthly Meeting Reminder:

February 11, 2016

5:30pm - 8:00pm
Dinner is Served

PLNU Liberty Station - Room 204A

Featured Presentation:

“A multimodal Telehealth Heart Failure Behavior Change Intervention to
Promote Self-Care and Reduce Readmissions”

Shelley Y. Hawkins, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP

Associate Professor of Nursing Director, DNP and MSN NP Programs Hahn School of Nursing & Health Science Betty and Bob Beyster Institute for Nursing Research, Advanced Practice, and Simulation University of San Diego

Sigma Theta Tau SD County Chapters
Joint Spring Program 2016

The American Nurse

A film with discussion of international nursing opportunities by

Shirley Evers-Manly, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Dean Student Affairs; Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing; Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles; STT Region II Coordinator

February 29, 2016 6:30-8:30pm (registration opens at 5:45pm)


Message from the President

Greetings to all Zeta Mu at Large members.

We started off our fiscal year welcoming our 3 students interns. Kristi Westphaln is a PhD student at USD. She has jumped in to help Mary Ellen Dellefield, our VP for Programs with planning the spring joint chapter program. Kaitlyn Smith is a BSN student at PLNU and is working with Kris Lambert, our VP for Community Service. And Megan Arriola, also a BSN student at PLNU, is working with Brenda Miller, our secretary. We are happy to have these students taking an active role in our chapter activities!

At each meeting, we begin with a presentation from one of our members. In September, Sherry Shoemaker spoke about work from her dissertation research concerning integrative clinics using acupuncture to achieve positive outcomes. In October, Mary Ellen Dellefield spoke about her work concerning making pressure ulcer prevention a patient safety goal. These presentations highlight the admirable work our members are doing to study and promote advances in nursing and health care practices.

In September, we served dinner to members of our armed forces and their families at the USO in downtown San Diego.

In October, we gathered at the Liberty Station park to walk “Out of Darkness” to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Our team raised $1,160 for the foundation!

In November, five members attended the STTI Biennial Convention in Las Vegas and represented the chapter in the House of Delegates.

Sending my very best wishes for a Happy New Year.

Wendy Hansbrough

Zeta Mu Member Spotlight

Our board members are not only active Zeta Mu members but they are also active in their community.

Dr. Ann Mayo has most recently been active in our chapter as Counselor for USD. Each year the counselors invite qualified candidates to join STTI, and put on our induction ceremonies. Currently, Dr. Mayo is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, is a full professor in the Hahn School of Nursing & Health Science at University of San Diego.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Mayo and many other board members as well