Omicron Delta is honored to announce its first Awareness Focus dedicated to our nurses. 
All of our leaders and committees are coming together to help and heal in this time of crisis. 

We are all in this together.  So whether you are on the front lines of this epidemic, serving in nursing education, a new nurse, or retired I know you are living LOVE, COURAGE, and HONOR daily from your heart because you are a NURSE. 
We care and we are here for you!  Throughout this time, we will be hosting Zoom chats, sharing free Continuing Education through Sigma's COVID-19 survival resources, and hosting a virtual mask-making service project. Our leaders are here for discussions and mentoring.  Each Wednesday at 5pm Pacific time, you are welcome to get together with us to virtually connect, share, and support each other.
Every single person in this country is being impacted by changes at work, home, and schools.  Please share your experiences in our discussion. We want to hear from you! We hope you are all staying safe, taking care of yourselves and your families.  With deep gratitude for all you are and all you do... 

Welcome New Omicron Delta Members

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

Florence Then ..... Florence Now

Thank you to our Omicron Delta Chapter President, Angie Strawn

Infusing Joy in Challenging Times

Dear Omicron Delta Nurses,
First of all, I hope you are all staying safe, taking care of yourselves and your families.  As I spend time now under a state mandate to stay home, I have been reflecting on our current Sigma Call to Action. Not only can we Infuse JOY during these critical times, but it is imperative that we find ways to do just that!  We cannot allow social distancing to mean social isolation which, as we all know, is not good for mental health and stress reduction.
Allow me to reflect on the ABCs of of the Call...Awareness: Are we aware of how these changes in our normal work and home routines are effecting us personally? Are we aware of our neighbors now that we may not see them out and about? What about friends and family scattered around the country and maybe even the world? We can become aware by reaching out. Balance and Purpose: Every single person in this country is being impacted by changes at work, home and schools. Those who counted on their work and school contacts, bridge or book clubs, exercise workouts, and especially expressions of religious faith -- regardless of the tradition -- are being forced to face dramatic changes. How are we all coping? Are we able to move beyond just coping to actually find new meaning and purpose in such times? Co-Creation: With awareness and efforts to reach new balance and purpose, we are called to create new opportunities and find ways to break down social isolation while maintaining social distancing.

Remember, it may be the little acts of kindness or simple acts of love that make all the difference in the life of a friend, family member, neighbor, or global colleague. Who ever thought sharing a roll of toilet paper could mean so much!!  Please share what you have discovered to bring JOY to others in our discussion.

We are always a nurse, 24/7. So whether you are on the front lines of this epidemic or serving in nursing education to prepare the next generation of nurses, or are retired but feeling the call to build connections amid social distancing, I know you are living LOVE, COURAGE, and HONOR daily from your heart because you are a NURSE. 
With deep gratitude for all you are and all you do...Angie 

Apply Now for Scholarships!

As chair of Omicron Delta's Research and Scholarship Committee, I encourage you to consider applying for a research or professional development scholarship. Research scholarships can be used to fund any aspect of your research activities, whether you work in education, clinical nursing, or institutional research, or are enrolled in doctoral studies and conducting research required for your degree. Professional development scholarships are awarded to chapter members who wish to attend or have been accepted to present at relevant nursing conferences. In 2019-2020 we have research scholarships and professional development scholarship available for members who meet the published criteria. For more information about these scholarships, please visit the chapter's Scholarship page.

Scholarships are available for the benefit of Omicron Delta members. It is always so exciting to award them, and then hear about the innovative and creative things that our chapter members are doing! Applications for both types of scholarships will be accepted until June 30, 2020 but scholarship funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis so don't delay!  (Submitted by Sandra Wise, Scholarship Chair) 


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President's Message

LEGACY – “If you are going to live, leave a mark on the world that can’t be erased”
– Maya Angelou

On July 1, 2018 I stepped into the role of Chapter President. I wish to express much appreciation to Dr. Antoinette Dziedzic for her amazing leadership these past two years as president. Not only did she inspire with insightful ideas but truly she led with love, courage and honor! Antoinette – you leave a legacy!

As I reflect on the direction I hope to take with the chapter during my presidency, I am drawn to the idea of LEGACY. We build on the legacy of those who have gone before us and we add to those who will follow. Allow me to share some reflections on LEGACY.

My journey with STTI began in May 1968 – 50 years ago!! 50 years of membership is LEGACY. At my BSN alma mater, nurses who graduated 50 or more years ago are considered the LEGACY graduates and are celebrated each year with a reunion and at the 50th year are re-pinned as they were at graduation. I am a BSN LEGACY alum. In 2018, Omicron Delta Chapter celebrates 20 years of chartering. All year various events have been planned to celebrate the LEGACY of the chapter to the nursing profession. And we celebrated the LEGACY of all the Omicron Delta leaders who built what we are today.
The Omicron Delta LEGACY of service – hundreds of lives of children have been comforted by blankets through Project Linus; many families in developing countries have gained access to clean water through our contributions to water.org; thousands have received medications in clean, childproof containers through the Medicine Bottle Project in collaboration with medical missions worldwide. Just a few ways we have created a LEGACY.
In the next few years, not only will we continue our dedication to the above service activities but create more,  such as the Don’t Rush to Flush Education Program to keep our domestic water supplies drug free. Stay in contact with the Chapter through frequent visits to the website. Be a part of our actions to build LEGACY through love, courage, and honor.

In the words of Warren Buffett – “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Yours in LEGACY building,
Angie Strawn
Chapter President 2018-2020
Upcoming Awareness Focus Events

Please join us for our first Awareness Focus Chat with your honor society colleagues and chapter leaders.
We look forward to a dynamic conversation!
Wednesday, May 27 at  8:00 p.m. EST

Sometimes wearing your mask is the best way to show our true selves. -Lisa Mangum

"Your mask, your shield"
Knowing we can protect ourselves makes us feel safe. Improving that sensation of safety for nurses at the bedside has a profound impact—on patient care, on nurses’ health, and even on the nursing profession.
RSVP for Chat here        Link to Article

See full calendar of events here

Welcome to the Omicron Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International!  


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.
The Omicron Delta Chapter is located at the University of Phoenix and has over 2,000 active members around the world. Our goal is to connect with our members wherever they live. We encourage you to explore our site and "Take your place among the world's top nurses!"

Chapter News

  • Monday, June 1, 2020, 12:00 to 1:00 PM (Pacific)
    We invite our members to join our Education Committee Zoom Meeting.   Zoom Login
    Our committee strives to add value to our members with educational opportunities in participation with your honor society colleagues and chapter leaders. 
  • One Month Left to Submit Abstract for Odyssey 2020!
    You are invited to submit abstracts for the 25th SIGMA SOCAL ODYSSEY CONFERENCE 2020 Year of the Nurse: Honoring Nursing Excellence on October 15th and 16th in Ontario, California.
    The deadline for submission is June 19th 2020.  Details here

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 6:00 to 7:00 PM (Pacific)
    We invite our members to join our monthly Membership Engagement Committee Zoom Meeting.   Zoom Login
    Our goal is to connect with our members wherever they live. Indeed this is a challenge, but we strive to give our members excellent leadership, creative opportunities for service and growth, and scholarship events at the many local campuses and online.  

Upcoming Events

Sigma charters first chapter in Italy

By RNL editorial staff | 11 May 2020

See how the first Sigma chapter in Italy will encourage research initiatives and future events that will enable a study and analysis of the experiences lived by nurses and patients during this pandemic. Welcome to the Sigma family, Alpha Alpha Beta Chapter!  Read more in the RNL article.

Educational Opportunities

"The Global Pandemic and Nursing Leadership"
The Phi Gamma & Omicron Delta Chapters are very excited to welcome…
The Honorable Betty F. Merritt who will be presenting "The Global Pandemic and Nursing Leadership"
on May 27, 2020
at 9:00pm-10:00pm EST

**1(one) FREE CNE/CEU/Contact Hour for ALL Sigma members**