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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!

Reaching Out will Make a Difference!

Founder's Day ... October 5, 2020
In 1922, six nurses at Indiana University started Sigma Theta Tau, the honor society for nursing. October 5, 1922, marks the day of the chartering of the Alpha Chapter. Since then Sigma has grown to over 135,000 members in 530+ chapters around the globe. To honor those founding visionaries, Sigma has designated October 5th Founder’s Day and asked that all Sigma members honor them by doing 100 minutes of service, to commemorate the almost 100 years of Sigma history.
Omicron Delta Chapter has chosen a theme for this year to show caring for others in the time of COVID-19.
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SIGMA Math   6 + 4 + 6 = 100

Select 6 persons who may be experiencing isolation, fear, depression, or disconnection at this time.

Choose one of 4 ways to connect:
   1)   phone call or text;
   2)   handwritten note or card;
   3)   FaceTime or Zoom;
   4)   masked up, socially distanced outdoor visit. 
Give thanks to the 6 founding nurses with 100 minutes of caring. You will then be living the Call to Action: Infusing JOY!!

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.

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 threatens health. Nurses could help.

Wednesday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m. EST


This Yale School of the Environment article explores how warming temperatures increase the risk of heat stroke, asthma, and other health problems and how nurses can help.  In hospitals, schools, and homes, people depend on nurses and listen to their advice.

Please join us for great conversation, colleague support, and sharing as we discuss how we as nurses have addressed the effects of climate change in our own careers and life, and how we can do more.

RSVP for here        Link to the short article

See full calendar of events here

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

After a successful 2019 - 2020 campaign, where our chapter raised over $2020 - the 2020-2021 campaign has begun!  The goal for this next 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!
The next walk for water event will be in the fall of 2020 as we plan for the virtual Education Conference in November.  Be sure and watch The Circle discussions for more details as they become available!

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.

Access to clean water isn't just about saving lives, it's also about changing the nature of one's life and allowing them to live up to their potential as human beings. - Matt Damon, Co-Founder, Water.org

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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, October 5, 2020, 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, October 5, 2020, 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, October 21, 2020, 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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Virtual Fall Conference
“A Vision for 2020 and Beyond: Celebrating Nursing”
Saturday, November 7, 2020, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Pacific)
Continuing education credit available ranges from 5.1 to 9.3 contact hours. Register here

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

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