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Welcome to the Beta Upsilon Chapter

The purposes of this Society shall be to:
1. Recognize superior achievement.
2. Recognize the development of leadership qualities.
3. Foster high professional standards.
4. Encourage creative work.
5. Strengthen commitment to the profession.

The Beta Upsilon Chapter was founded in 1976.

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  • Spring 2024 Beta Upsilon Chapter Business Meeting

    Spring Business Meeting

    March 25th at 5:30 pm at ASU downtown in Health North Building Rooms 101/103

    Address: 550 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    • Light meal and stuffing student snack bags for the Pitchfork Pantry
    • Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item to donate to the Pitchfork pantry to the business meeting

    Request for nominations for outstanding awards:

    • Mentoring
    • Research
    • Leadership
    • Education
    • Practice
  • Save the Date-Spring Induction Ceremony

    Hello Chapter Members,

    Please save the date of May 2nd at the ASU Health Futures Center at 2 pm for the Spring Induction Ceremony. Watch for ceremony details to come! 

    Thank you! 

  • Fall 2023 Scholarship Award Winners!

    Hello STTI Beta Upsilon Chapter Members,

    These scholarships were awarded during the Fall 2023 Induction Ceremony held at the Health Futures Center on 12/9.

    Congratulations to the Scholarship winners! 

    • Lakshimi Nair-recipient of The Gary Brown Community Service Scholarship Award
    • Candace Keck- recipient of The Nancy Melvin Research Scholar Award

  • Congratulations to our Chapter Award winners!

    CONGRATULATIONS to our Spring 2023 Beta Upsilon Chapter Member award recipients!

    Excellence in Mentoring: Dr. Janet Pohl
    Excellence in Research: Dr. Pauline Komnenich
    Excellence in Education: Professor Ana Murphy
    Excellence in Practice: Dr. Dani Sebbens

  • Social Media Team!

    A big WELCOME to our Beta Upsilon Social Media Team members: 
     Valerie Zbozinek & Sadikshya Silwal

    Check out the Beta Upsilon Facebook page! 
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    Please follow our chapter and spread the word! 

  • Submit AWARD nominees

    Hello Beta Upsilon Chapter Members,

    It is chapter award nomination time!

    Please consider nominating one or more of our  chapter members for the following awards:

    EXCELLENCE IN MENTORING:

    • Freely shares own resources for the growth and development of individual nurses or groups of nurses  
    • Maintains the mentoring relationship with nurses over time  
    • Participates in the development of nursing leaders and leadership  
    • Actively shapes and promotes the careers of nurses  

    EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH:

    • Conducts distinguished research in nursing and/or healthcare
    • Communicates nursing research findings to a broad audience.
    • Writes scholarly  works relating to nursing theory and/or nursing research
    • Encourages research activities within STTI, nursing and/or the public

    EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION: 

    • Demonstrates breadth of knowledge in an area of clinical nursing practice
    • Develops creative approaches to nursing practice that contribute to quality client care
    • Possesses clinical expertise and attributes of a clinical scholar
    • Advances the scope and practice of nursing
    • Serves as a mentor/preceptor that inspires peer’s practice of nursing
    • Enhances the image of nursing through nursing practice
    • Participates in the development of nursing leaders 

    EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE:

    • Demonstrates breadth of knowledge in an area of clinical nursing practice
    • Develops creative approaches to nursing practice that contribute to quality client care
    • Possesses clinical expertise and attributes of a clinical scholar
    • Advances the scope and practice of nursing
    • Serves as a mentor/preceptor that inspires peer’s practice of nursing
    • Enhances the image of nursing through nursing practice
    • Participates in the development of nursing leaders

    EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP:

    • Receives local, national, or international recognition as a nursing leader in education, practice, administration, and/or research
    • Influences leadership in nursing through visionary and innovative approaches to leadership
    • Creates an environment that enhances the image of nursing
    • Participates in the development of nursing leaders

    PLEASE send your nominations and include a brief description of how this nominee meets the criteria for the award to: Kim.Day@asu.edu by April 1st.

  • Fall 2022 Chapter Award Recipient

    Congratulations to Lihong Ou, MSN-RN!
    Recipient of the Gary Brown Community Service Scholarship Award

    Lihong provided a synopsis of her DNP community project aimed to improve COVID vaccination and education in youth during the Fall induction.  Well done!
  • Beta Upsilon Chapter 2022-2023 Board of Directors

    President-Kim Day          

    Vice President-Melissa Salmon

    Treasurer-Meredith Milowski

    Secretary-Candace Keck

    Governance Chair-Natalie Heywood

    Nurse Leader Counselor- Lorraine Hirani

    Archivist-Susan Mahieu-Phillips

    Web Master-LeAnn Dykstra

    Leadership Succession-Allegra Shepard

    Chair

     

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