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Welcome to the Omicron Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International!  
The Omicron Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society is located at the University of Phoenix and has over 2,000 active members around the world. Welcome!

Linus Blanket Fun!

Thank you to all who shared our virtual Linus Blanket making party.  
This is such an inspiring and fun service project to do together, we are looking to meet each month...

Through member outreach, Omicron Delta continues to support activities that benefit Project Linus.  Project Linus is a non-profit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need. The chapter's relationship with Project Linus began in 2013 and to date, Omicron Delta has made over 274 Project Linus blankets. 
Instructions for Blankets here. 

Buy fleece in length of 1.5 yards. It is quick and easy. All you need is fleece and some good fabric scissors. Your efforts will bring comfort to a needy child. 



Footsteps through 2020 – the Year of the Nurse

Begins: October 1            Destination: December 31

.....Find ways to build connections with members for lasting relationships
.....Track your personal footsteps to win prizes and recognition, when you attend CEU seminars, awareness focus chats and volunteer service initiatives.
.....The more footsteps you complete, the more swag you will be awarded!


Come with Omicron Delta on an active/experiential Journey that awards you for your engagement, educational pursuits and service. All the information on our journey can be found on our Passport through 2020
page.

Awareness Focus


Omicron Delta is pleased to announce our next Awareness Focus dedicated to our nurses. 

All of our leaders and committees are coming together to virtually connect, share, and support each other.


We are not alone on this earth.
  We have a responsibility to respect all life and find solutions. As caregivers, nurses are called to nurture, protect and heal. Changing climate patterns are occurring globally at unprecedented rates.  Rising temperatures and sea levels, and more extreme weather significantly impact our air, water, food and our health. 

As the nation's most trusted professionals, and with an understanding of how climate change impacts all areas of healthcare, nurses are in a unique position to inform and inspire others to take action … Calling all of us to care for ourselves, others and our planet, to ensure a healthy future for everyone.  Margaret Mead said it best, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

We care and we are here for you!  Throughout this time, each Wednesday at 5pm Pacific time, we will be hosting Zoom chats, sharing free Continuing Education through Sigma resources, and hosting a virtual service project. Our leaders are here for discussions and mentoring.  The interaction and getting to know one another has been inspiring. 
We would love to welcome you and even have some of you meet each other for the first time. 
With deep gratitude for all you are and all you do... 

Upcoming Awareness Focus Events
Climate Change and Nursing  

Wednesday, December 9 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time

Welcome to the No Book Book Club December 9, 2020. The No Book Book Club gives us an opportunity to learn about improving our health from taking care of ourselves as well as the environment. Tonight, we are going to talk about recycling and the why, what, and how. We will listen to sections of this Frontline presentation on recycling. You are welcome to listen to the presentation beforehand. We look forward to you joining the conversation to discuss how we as Omicron Delta Sigma members can make a difference.
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If you are not currently a member of our Nursing Honor Society, please visit our membership page for information and applications. We would be honored to have you with us.

Chapter News


Monday, December 7 ... 12:00 to 1:00 PM (Pacific)
We invite our members to join our monthly Education Committee Zoom Meeting.   Zoom Login  
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Monday, December 7... 5:00 to 6:00 PM (Pacific)
We invite our members to join our monthly Service Committee Zoom Meeting.   Zoom Login  
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Wednesday, December 16 ... 6:30 to 7:30 PM (Pacific)
We invite our members to join our monthly Membership Engagement Committee Zoom Meeting. Zoom login
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Upcoming Events


International Events

Welcome New Members

Congratulations!    Please join the Omicron Delta Chapter in welcoming the new members of our chapter for the 2019-2020 year. 
It was wonderful to celebrate membership with so many of our new members!  Feel free to share this induction highlight video with your family and friends.  Our full induction video with chat session is available to view on the induction page

Water Saves Lives 

Honor a friend, family member, or colleague with a gift to water.org of $1 per year of age as a birthday gift. Donations may be made online, directly to the chapter's water.org campaign.  All donations are tax-deductible.  To help someone get access to clean water, please consider donating to the 2020-2021 Omicron Delta H2Omicron Delta campaign:   Omicron Delta Water.org 2020-2021 Campaign
The goal for this campaign is $2220 which represents matching the $2,020 of last year plus $200 representing Florence Nightingale’s 200 th birthday. With the birthday theme this year we ask you to consider Be Birthday Bold!  Water.org empowers people around the world with access to safe water and sanitation, giving women hope, children's health, and families a bright future.  Please help Omicron Delta by donating to help change lives with safe water.

President's Message

Heroes

Nursing is the most essential, impactful and rewarding type of work. Today when I look at how nursing has evolved and how we are looked at as heroes, I ask you “what makes a hero?” In this unprecedented time the world is watching in awe of nurses as we face daily challenges. Despite being exhausted and overwhelmed we continue to have grace and a positive spirit.

Who would have thought that the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” would have been during a pandemic and we would make history? It is a proud day to call yourself a nurse!

As nurses, we do whatever it takes every day. We are laser-focused and sometimes all we can do is hold a hand and help someone through a difficult time. Rarely does a nurse consider themselves a hero, we will never claim it; it’s just what we do.

So, I ask again, what makes a hero? To me, it is someone who cares for others without judgment or contemplation. It is someone who is graceful and yet the most ferocious advocate. A hero is someone who that despite the world watching continues to go above and beyond every day without hesitation. It is someone who is selfless and tireless, passionate, and compassionate.  A hero is a nurse!

As your chapter president I am in awe of all of you and I look forward to our journey over the next two years and beyond.

Sincerely, 
Dr. Lisa Radesi