Sigma Theta Tau International | Alpha Chi Chapter

Boston College

Connell School of Nursing

Alpha Chi nurses in Haiti

Awards and Scholarships

Committee Chair Margie Sipe

 

Excellence in Nursing Practice | Mary Pekarski Memorial Award | Mentor Award | The Spirit of Sigma Awards

 

Alpha Chi Chapter sponsors four different types of awards/scholarship given annually. They are as follows:

 

1. Excellence in Nursing Practice

Purpose:
•To recognize an undergraduate student in one of his or her clinical rotations that contributes to improvement in patient care.
•To foster professional and public awareness of achievements in nursing.
Eligibility: Any undergraduate nursing student who is a member of the Alpha Chi Chapter.
Deadline: April 1st.


Criteria: A clinical nursing innovation including:
•A creative original approach to a clinical situation.
•Implementation of the approach in nursing practice.
•Evidence of improved patient outcome(s).


Submission of Nominations:
•A description of the clinical improvement that includes criteria listed above.
•One letter of support for the nomination from a faculty member.
•Feel free to attach any additional material to highlight the candidate’s achievement.

 

2. Mary Pekarski Memorial Award

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate student members of Alpha Chi Chapter.

Deadline: April 1st. Criteria:
•A creative original approach to a clinical situation.An essay describing how you see yourself at a time in the future to be determined by you. From the perspective of that future time, describe how you exemplify excellence in nursing.


Criteria by which essays will be judged:
•Creative thought
•Originality
•Presentation
•General writing style

 

3. Mentor Award

Purpose: To recognize a member whose leadership has positively influenced an individual(s) development.

Eligibility: Any individual who is a member of the Alpha Chi Chapter.
Deadline: April 1st.


Criteria: The recipient shall be a member whose leadership has positively influenced an individual(s) development by:
•Helping in developing future leaders.
•Creating new directions for professional growth.
•Promoting a positive chapter image.


Submission of Nominations:
•The nomination must be in letter form and should outline how the person has met the above criteria.
•A nominator can be a chapter member or a non-chapter member.
•If attainable, a resume or curriculum vitae should also be submitted.

 

4. The Spirit of Sigma Awards

Purpose: To recognize member(s) who have demonstrated the mission, vision, and values of Sigma Theta Tau. Three spirit awards will be awarded: one to an undergraduate nursing student, one to a graduate nursing student, and one to a nurse leader.

Eligibility: Any member of Sigma Theta Tau.

Deadline: April 1st.

Criteria: The recipient(s) shall be a member who displays evidence of contributions to improving care in the academic and/or community setting through the following attributes:
•Helping in developing future leaders.
•Creating new directions for professional growth.
•Promoting a positive chapter image.


Submission of Nominations:
•Leadership
•Dedication
•Respect
•Collaboration
•Imagination
•Humor
•Intuition
•Creativity
•Collegiality
•Compassion