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Welcome to the Omicron Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International!
We are proud to be the Nursing Honor Society associated with the University of Phoenix
and have about 2,000 active members around the world.

Chapter Events

Our Annual General Membership Meeting was held on April 3, 2024.  Thank you to all who attended and were able to connect with your fellow members, take home tips for self-care, and receive updates on chapter activities from Omicron Delta leaders. We would like to thank Dr. Nita Magee for presenting “Tips on Self-care for Nurses.”  This informative and engaging presentation can be found in the meeting video and the corresponding self-care pdf is available on the webpage as well.

For those members who were not able to attend, or members who would like to view the meeting again, the video is posted on our Annual Meeting webpage as well as the Officer Reports ...  Looking forward to another GREAT year!

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Continuing Education ... Free CEs...More available in our Omicron Delta CE library and Collaborative CE library

Nursing and SDGs

April 8, 2024
The Phi Gamma, Omicron Delta, & Nu Xi at-large Chapters, in collaboration with Our Lady of Fatima University, are very excited to welcome…. Janice Hawkins, PhD, RN, CNS-BC; 
Clinical Associate Professor; Old Dominion University School of Nursing; Virginia Beach, Virginia

Video and evaluation coming soon
Collaborative Continuing Education Consortium
FREE CNE/CEU/Contact Hour: 1

Celebrating Men in Nursing

May 12, 2024
The Phi Gamma, Omicron Delta, & Nu Xi at-large Chapters, in collaboration with Our Lady of Fatima University, are very excited to welcome…. Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN; 
Vice Dean of the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging; Duke University School of Nursing; Durham, North Carolina

   Register now  
Collaborative Continuing Education Consortium
FREE CNE/CEU/Contact Hour: 1

 It's time to vote... ballot here 

April 10-30, 2024   Election Ballot open.

Help make a difference in the future of your Chapter

This year's open positions are Treasurer (2 year term), Counselor (2 year term), and two Leadership Succession Committee members (2 year terms). 
See our Election Page for more information and position descriptions.

A message from our President...

With Much Love, Courage, Honor and Peace...
Antoinette Dziedzic, PhD., MSN, RN
Omicron Delta President 2022-2024

Happy New Year, Omicron Delta Members!


The new Sigma Organizational Call to Action is REPRESENT!

Within that word is the word “PRESENT”

My “PRESENT” to you is a very special gift that you can never see,

The reason it’s so special is it’s just for you from me. Whenever you are happy or even feeling blue, you only need to think of me, and know I think of you. You can never unwrap this “PRESENT”, it doesn’t come with ribbons or bows. Just close your eyes and think of all the LOVE, COURAGE, and HONOR that is “PRESENT” inside of YOU! 


Within SIGMA’S new Call to Action, set forth by the new President, Dr. Sandra Bibb, we are challenged to:

REFLECT and show the change we want to see by communicating a Caring Culture

RESPECT everyone by cultivating Cultural Humility, and

RESPOND to the demand for current and relevant approaches by championing Contemporary Practice.


The Omicron Delta Chapter is REPRESENTING excellence in nursing leadership, scholarship, and service after receiving our 9th Chapter Key Award and Regional Excellence Award! A big congratulations to our active members who make this recognition possible. As the saying goes, we are not “resting on our laurels!”


WE HAVE SOME BIG PLANS FOR THE COMING YEAR!

Mark your calendar for our 1st Annual Knowledge and Innovation Conference. We are partnering with the University of Phoenix College of Nursing for this free, virtual one-day event. Save the date...September 28, 2024

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On behalf of the Omicron Delta Chapter, I wish you a peaceful holiday season and joy in the new year! Take time to Reflect on the past year, Respect yourself and one another, and Respond to the promise of the New Year!


Chapter Programs

Passport Program ... share the journey

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"Footsteps through 2024"  An active/experiential journey that awards you for your engagement, educational pursuits and service.    All information shared on our Passport page.

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Begins: January 15

Destination: December 15

.....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 participate in volunteer service initiatives.
.....The more footsteps you complete, the more swag you will be awarded!

Chapter Meetings 

First Monday monthly ... 12:00 - 1:00 PM (Pacific)
Please go our volunteer page for more information and to connect with the Committee Chair.

Fourth Wednesday monthly ... 5:00 - 6:30 PM (Pacific)
Please go our volunteer page for more information and to connect with the Committee Chair. 

First Monday bi-monthly ... 5:00 - 6:00 PM (Pacific)
Please go our volunteer page for more information and to connect with the Committee Chair. 

Chapter Service

A Million Thanks
A Million Thanks provides support and appreciation to our active and veteran military men and women through sending letters and granting betterment of life wishes, as well as providing higher education scholarships to their children.  Our Million Thanks webpage will share how to get started.  We would love for our Omicron Delta members to make a difference to those that are giving so much.
 
Kindness Campaign
The campaign involves giving business card recognition to those who demonstrate gestures of kindness. It is the hope of Omicron Delta that kindness will beget kindness; affirmation will help kindness spread. And we will make a difference in creating a kinder, gentler, more caring world. If you wish to give out Kindness Campaign cards, click the pdf template links on our Kindness Campaign page.

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Providing homemade hats to children and elderly in need.  Information
Providing homemade blankets to children in need.  Information
Promotion of access to clean water worldwide.  Information

Chapter News

Omicron Delta receives 9th Key Award

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It is with great pride and excitement that I announce that the Omicron Delta Chapter will be an 9-time recipient of the Chapter Key Award at the upcoming Biennial Convention!

The Chapter Key Award, established in 1991, honors Sigma chapters that excel in chapter-related activities such as:  

  • Membership recruitment and retention
  • Publicity and programming
  • Professional and leadership development
  • Local, national, and international collaboration

This award is possible because of many dedicated members, striving for excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. I hope this information motivates you to continue to Renew your commitment to Sigma. I know that this recognition Rejuvenates my spirit to continue the amazing work of the chapter.

BE BOLD and proud of your accomplishments!

 With Much Love, Courage, and Honor...
Antoinette Dziedzic, PhD., MSN, RN

Omicron Delta President 2022-2024
If you are not currently a member of our Nursing Honor Society, we would be honored to have you visit our membership page for information and applications. 
There are two ways to become a member ... as a student or as a nurse professional.
Nurse Professionals may apply here.
What it means to be a member of our Chapter...

Thank you to all our members, our leaders and to the University of Phoenix for 25 amazing years!


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Sigma News

35th International Research Congress

25-28 July 2024 | Singapore            6-8 August 2024 | Virtual

Join Sigma in Singapore to connect and engage with over 800 nurse researchers, students, clinicians, and leaders who are focused on evidence-based research.
Congress Theme:  Sharing Insights, Advancing Care: Disseminating Nursing Research and Evidence for the Future...Program Outcomes: Learners will report an increase in their nursing knowledge, skill, or overall practice; Learners will report that the conference helped meet their personal goal for attending.

Sigma Events


  • Webinar: Exploring NCLEX Content With Test Strategies and Practice Questions

    Apr 16, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
    Lois Marshall, PhD, RN, Nurse Education Consultant | United States of America Join us for this upcoming NCLEX webinar to refine your skills and learn more about the NGN before taking the exam! NCLEX expert Dr. Lois Marshall will focus on content that has the greatest chance of showing up on your exam and discuss the use of her unique strategies of "linking" and "conceptualization" to help you make the most of what you know. She will also provide questions and strategies specific to content areas that are being discussed, including NGN format changes and the Clinical Judgment Model. Note: No NCPD will be offered 16 April 2024 at 11:00 am Eastern Time Register now .

  • Volunteer Week (21-27 April)

    Apr 21 - 27, (ET)
    Happy Volunteer Week! We look forward to celebrating Sigma’s volunteers during our annual Volunteer Week, 21-27 April!

  • Webinar: Practice and Process Improvement: An Integrated Evidence-Based Quality Model

    Apr 25, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM (ET)
    Lynn Gallagher-Ford, PhD, RN, EBP-C, DPFNAP, FAAN | United States of America Lee Ann Strait, DNP, RN-BC, EBP-C | United States of America Karey Dufour, DNP, RN, MA, MS, ACNS-BC, CEN, EBP-C | United States of America Cindy Beckett, PhD, RNC-OB, LCCE, LSS-BB, EBP-C | United States of America The Practice + Process = Quality (PPQ) Model is a newly structured framework that guides you through an innovative approach to achieve optimal outcomes. This model was developed to ensure patients are receiving quality care by integrating both best practices (EBP) and best processes (PI). This webinar is designed for professionals working in evidence-based practice and process improvement to enhance their skills and knowledge. Note: 1.0 NCPD contact hour will be awarded 25 April 2024 at 12:00 pm Eastern Time Register now .

  • Webinar: Navigating the World of Abstract and Grant Reviews: A Beginner's Guide for Nurses

    Apr 30, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (ET)
    Linda Anders, DNP, MBA, RN, CSRN, NPD-BC | United States of America Riley Kimsey | United States of America Take the first step towards becoming a skilled reviewer and making a lasting impact on healthcare research. In this webinar, you'll join our esteemed staff as we guide you through the fundamentals of abstract and grant reviews, opening doors to an exciting realm of possibilities. This beginner-friendly session is your key to becoming a reviewer for Sigma! Note: 1.0 NCPD contact hour will be awarded 30 April 2024 at 10:00 am Eastern Time Register now .