Sigma Theta Tau Delta Chapter
 

Awards Criteria and Procedures


COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Criteria:

  1. Candidate will be a member, in good standing, of Sigma Theta Tau.

  2. Candidate directs and guides health care activities that produce 'measurable outcomes in a community/organizational setting.

  3. Candidate is recognized by an organization for developing teamwork and by staff for promoting their professional growth and development.

  4. Candidate has developed and/or managed projects leading to greater awareness of health within the community/organization.

  5. Candidate promotes the image of nursing within community/organization.

Procedure:

  1. Nomination for the award will be made by a member of Delta Chapter.

    1. Nominating letter to be submitted to the Awards Committee Chairman by April 1.

    2. Nominating letter will describe how the stated criteria for the Community Leadership Award have been met.

  2. Nominating letter will be accompanied by a resume or curriculum vitae supporting the nominee's particular achievement and continuing leadership role.
  3. Nomination will be endorsed by two (2) other support letters that attest to achievement of the criteria identified in the nominating letter.

Awards:

The decision will be made by the Awards Committee. The recipient of the award will receive a $100 monetary award at the Spring Banquet.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATION IS APRIL 1.

Nomination materials include:

  1. Nominating letter-
  2. Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae
  3. Two letters of support

Mail nomination materials to:

David L. Martin, RN, MN
RN-BSN Program Director
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Kansas
School of Nursing
Mail Stop 4043
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66106-7502
Office: 2073 SON Building
Phone - (913)588-1672

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EXCELLENCE IN CLINICAL PRACTICE AWARD

Criteria:

  1. Candidate will be a member, in good standing, of Sigma Theta Tau.
  2. Candidate demonstrates excellence in clinical practice by using critical thinking, teamwork, and collaboration skills with others, and outcome focused patient care.
  3. Candidate exhibits a professional image of nursing.
  4. Candidate expands the scope of practice for the benefit of clients.
  5. Candidate served as a mentor/preceptor for the benefit of clients.
  6. Candidate serves as a mentor/preceptor and inspires peers in the practice of nursing.
  7. Candidate uses current research and theory in practice.

Procedure:

  1. Nomination for the award will be by a member of Delta Chapter.
    1. Nominating letter to be submitted to the Awards Committee Chairman by April I deadline.
    2. Nominating letter should include the following background information:
      Name of nominee
      Educational background
      Area of clinical practice 
      Other honors, recognition received
      Present position 
      Membership and participation in professional organizations
      Past employment history 
    3. Nominating letter will also include a statement documenting how the candidate has met the stated criteria for Excellence in Clinical Practice.
    4. Please include curriculum vitae or resume.
  2. Nomination will be endorsed by two (2) other support letters that attest to achievement of the criteria identified in the nominating letter. Support letters may be written by persons other than Sigma Theta Tau members.

Awards:

The decision will be made by the Awards Committee. The recipient of the award will receive a $100 monetary award at the Spring Banquet.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATION IS APRIL 1.

Nomination materials include:

  1. Nominating letter
  2. Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae
  3. Two letters of support

Mail nomination materials to:

David L. Martin, RN, MN
RN-BSN Program Director
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Kansas
School of Nursing
Mail Stop 4043
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66106-7502
Office: 2073 SON Building
Phone - (913)588-1672

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RESEARCH ENDOWMENT AWARD

Purpose:

To provide seed money for pilot projects, instrument development, or other initial research efforts.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Principal investigator (or co-investigator) will be a member in good standing of Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Chapter. A copy of your Sigma Theta Tau membership card must accompany your application for funding
  2. Intent to conduct research, including thesis or dissertation requirements of an educational program.
  3. Submission of a three (3) page proposal defining the proposed research (i.e., purpose, research design, significance to nursing, potential for future funding, specific budget request, and anticipated dates of initial data collection and project completion). Each proposal will be evaluated on scientific merit.
  4. Submission of research proposal to the appropriate Institutional Review Board.
  5. Agreement to submit a written final report within one year of funding date, or an annual progress report, to the Research and Awards Committee if funding is accepted.
  6. Agreement to acknowledge support of Delta Chapter Sigma Theta Tau in the publication or presentation of the research findings.
  7. Agree to give an oral presentation of study at Sigma Theta Tau Chapter meeting if requested.

Committee Procedure:

  1. Proposals will be reviewed by the Research and Awards Committee two (2) times a year. Deadlines for submitting proposals are March 1 and September 1.
  2. The Committee will determine the recipients and the amount of funding after reviewing the proposals. No funding will be provided until the proposed research receives IRB approval. Recipients of the Research Awards will be announced at a membership meeting and in the Chapter Newsletter. Recipients will be formally recognized at the Banquet.

Funds:

Awards are made on a competitive basis. Funding will vary according to the amount budgeted by the Chapter membership for research, the number of proposals received, and the scientific merit of the project.

Submit research proposal to:

David L. Martin, RN, MN
RN-BSN Program Director
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Kansas
School of Nursing
Mail Stop 4043
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66106-7502
Office: 2073 SON Building
Phone - (913)588-1672

If you have questions contact David L. Martin, RN, MN at 913-588-1672.

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TRAVEL AWARDS

Purpose:

To foster dissemination of information through participation at regional, national and international scientific meetings. Major consideration will be given to presentation of scholarly papers, research data or invited presentation at symposiums. Graduate students, faculty, and clinicians will be given equal consideration for the awards.

Funds:

To provide funds for transportation, registration or other travel expenses.

Eligibility:

An applicant must be a member in good standing of Delta Chapter at the time of application. Application for the award must occur before the travel. No one person may receive more than one (1) Delta Chapter Travel Award per year and no more than two (2) Delta Chapter Awards in a five (5) year period.

Applications:

Applications are made through the Research and Awards Committee. Application forms are available from this website (in Adobe PDF format) or from the Chairman. Deadlines for receipt of applications are March 1 and September 1.

If you have questions contact:

David L. Martin, RN, MN
RN-BSN Program Director
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Kansas
School of Nursing
Mail Stop 4043
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66106-7502
Office: 2073 SON Building
Phone - (913)588-1672

Factors in Determining Priorities:

In judging applications, the Committee will give serious consideration to the following aspects:

  1. Highest priority will be given to presentation of research or a scholarly paper.
  2. Scientific/educational excellence of the applicants' participation/presentation.
  3. Participation in chapter activities, over past five (5) years, i.e., officer, committee chair, committee member, presenter, or attendance at meetings.

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STUDENT AWARDS

Each year Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau selects a deserving Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral of Nursing Practice and PhD student for these chapter awards. The Criteria and Procedures for the selection of these award recipients is described below.


UNDERGRADUATE (BSN), (MSN), and DOCTORATE OF NURSING PRACTICE (DNP) STUDENT AWARDS


Criteria:

  1. GPA of 3.8 or above.
  2. Graduating in present academic year (August, December, or May).

Procedures:

  1. Students with qualifying GPA will be notified of eligibility by Research and Awards Committee Chairman early in the Spring semester.
  2. Interested candidates must submit the following:
    1. a typed personal statement (300 words maximum) to the Research and Awards Committee Chairman that addresses the following:
      1. Leadership qualities such as professional, college, and community activities including presentations, community work, and publications.
      2. Contribution to nursing practice, and
      3. Immediate and long term professional goals.
    2. A resume or curriculum vita.
    3. A letter of endorsement from one faculty member at the University Of Kansas School Of Nursing.
  3. All materials are to be sent to the Research and Awards Committee Chairman. By March 30, 2012.
  4. The Research and Awards Committee Chairman will send a list of nominees and the criteria to all School of Nursing faculty asking them to rank students using a Likert-type scale based  on the following criteria:
    1. Ability to exercises critical judgment in the clinical setting
    2. Demonstrates independent behavior
    3. Displays initiative
    4. Displays creativity
    5. Acts as a change agent when appropriate
    6. Demonstrates leadership abilities in the clinical setting
  1. The Research and Awards Committee Chairman will present the candidates to the Delta Chapter Executive Committee for final selection.

Awards:

  1. Both the Undergraduate, Masters, and DNP recipients of this award will receive $150.00 to be presented at the spring banquet.

If you have questions contact:

David L. Martin, RN, MN
RN-BSN Program Director
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Kansas
School of Nursing
Mail Stop 4043
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66106-7502
Office: 2073 SON Building
Phone - (913)588-1672

DOCTORAL (PhD) STUDENT AWARD

Candidates for this award must meet the following criteria:

      1. GPA of 3.8 or above.
      2. Successful completion of comprehensive examinations.  

Procedure:

  1. Eligible students will be notified by Research and Awards Committee Chairman early in the Spring semester.
  2. Typed personal statement (300 words maximum) which will include a description of the following:
    1. Leadership qualities such as involvement in professional, college, and community activities.
    2. Contribution to clinical practice, nursing education, nursing administration, particularly through research efforts.
    3. Immediate and long term goals.
    4. List publications, scholarly presentations, research projects, and grant proposals.
    5. A resume or curriculum vita.
    6. A letter of endorsement from two faculty members of the University Of Kansas School Of Nursing.
  1. All materials are to be sent to the Research and Awards Committee Chairman. By March 30, 2012.
  2. The Research and Awards Committee Chairman will send a list of nominees and the criteria to all School of Nursing faculty asking them to rank students using a Likert-type scale based n the following criteria:
    1. Ability to exercises critical judgment in the clinical setting
    2. Demonstrates independent behavior
    3. Displays initiative
    4. Displays creativity
    5. Acts as a change agent when appropriate
    6. Demonstrates leadership abilities in the clinical setting
  1. The Research and Awards Committee Chairman will present the candidates to the Delta Chapter Executive Committee for final selection.

Awards:

  1. The $150.00 monetary award will be presented at the Spring Banquet.

If you have questions contact:

David L. Martin, RN, MN
RN-BSN Program Director
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Kansas
School of Nursing
Mail Stop 4043
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66106-7502
Office: 2073 SON Building
Phone - (913)588-1672

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