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Welcome to Epsilon Nu at-Large Chapter

Dr. Benita Chatmon-President, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE

Welcome to the official website of Epsilon Nu at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing. Epsilon Nu Chapter was granted to the School of Nursing on November 6, 1981. March 20, 2021, Epsilon Nu Chapter would become an “at-large” chapter adding another academic and clinical site (University Medical Center in New Orleans and LSU-Alexandria). It is a privilege and honor to serve as the Chapter President for the 2021-2023 biennium.

My vision is to promote, preserve, and improve chapter membership, operations and community service, through strategic planning, chapter management, membership engagement, and leadership development.

Sigma’s vision of “Connected, empowered nurse leaders transforming global healthcare” and its mission of “developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere” is the foundation of the principles Sigma leaders and members stand on. Standing on the mission and vision of Sigma, Epsilon Nu at-Large Chapter focuses on programs that address nursing scholarship, education, health, international development, and leadership.

I am excited to be a part of the many new and innovative ideas that my board has been discussing. I invite current and future members to participate in our monthly chapter meetings on the 2nd Monday (3pm) of the month. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please feel free to contact me. You can EMAIL ME (bnwoko@lsuhsc.edu) with any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions related to Epsilon Nu at-Large Chapter.

Best Regards,

Benita N. Chatmon, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE

Chapter President (2021-2023)

Epsilon Nu at-Large Chapter, Sigma

Assistant Dean for Clinical Nursing Education

LSU Health New Orleans Health School of Nursing



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Chapter News

  • YOUR ARE INVITED: 2023 Spring Induction Ceremony

    I want to cordially invite you to Epsilon Nu at Large Spring 2023 Induction Ceremony that will be held on March 18, 2023 at Chateau Country Club in Kenner, La. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased HERE or a check can be given to @Baudoin, Colette D. our chapter treasurer. The induction ceremony will start promptly at 9:30am. We are asking members attending to purchase tickets by March 12, 2023.

  • 3/18/2023 Spring Induction

    Save the Date!

    Join us in celebrating Sigma's newest inductees while overlooking the beautiful gardens of Chateau Country Club at 3600 Chateau Boulevard, Kenner, LA. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. with our keynote speaker and brunch following.

  • Epsilon Nu at-Large Chapter's 40th Anniversary Celebration - Thursday, April 7th, 2022

    Sigma Guest SpeakerKeynote Address: Patricia S. Yoder-Wise, RN, EdD, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAONL, FAAN

    40th Anniversary
    Sigma Epsilon Nu at-Large Chapter
    Celebration Dinner
    Thursday, April 7, 2022, 5:30 pm – 9:15 pm

    Metairie Country Club, 580 Woodvine Avenue, Metairie, LA

    Click here to register for this event:

    Join fellow Sigma members as we celebrate years of honoring nursing's finest moments through history.  Enjoy an evening with colleagues and friends as we reminisce about the past, present, and future. Dr. Patricia Yoder Wise will share the evening with us as she enlightens us on the future of nursing and Sigma. 
  • Epsilon Nu at-Large Chapter's Dr. Linda Corson Jones Scholarship Day 2022 - Friday, April 8, 2022

    proKeynote Speaker: Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, LL(AAN)

    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    UMC-Conference Center
    2000 Canal Blvd. New Orleans, LA

    Bridging the Gap from the Present to the Future in HealthCARE - Collaboration, Art and Science, Resilience, Equity

    Click here to register for this event:

    The chapter raised and donated $700.00
    to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
    during the Light the Night event!
    Awesome job Sigma members.
    United in the Fight to End Cancer!
  • Four Time Recipient!!!

    Epsilon Nu Chapter at-Large has been selected as a recipient of the 2021 Chapter Key Award. This is recognized as quite an accomplishment given the extraordinary circumstances of the biennium. As a four-time recipient, Epsilon Nu at-Large Chapter will receive one Chapter Key Award key at the 46th Biennial Convention, November 2021, in Indianapolis, Indiana. 
  • Introducing 2021-2022 Sigma Epsilon Nu At-Large Chapter

    We are so proud of our incoming elected and appointment Chapter Officers and Committee Chairpersons and Members.


    President- Benita Chatmon

    Vice President- Ne’Ja Sanders

    Treasurer- Collette Baudoin

    Secretary- Jenelle Jacobs

    LSUH N.O. BSN Counselor- Aimme McCauley

    LSUH N.O. Graduate Counselor- Melissa Nunn

    LSUH N.O. RN-BSN Counselor- Jordan Ellis

    LSU-Alexandria Counselor- Catherine Doyle

    UMC N.O. & Nurse Leader Counselor- Mary Kelly 

    Leadership Committee Succession- Denise Danna (Chair), Elizabeth Hopkins, & Mary Kelly

    Governance Committee- Aimme McCauley (Chair),  Kaitlyn Brown, & Sydney Wittman

    Webmaster- Debbie St. Germain

    Historian- Katie Deering

    Awards- Martha McMillan, Jenn Garland-UMC, Linda Ledet

    Program Planning- VP-Ne’Ja Sanders

    Research- Susan Lee

    Community Service- Helen Neil; Sarita James

    Membership Committee- Sarita James- LSUA, Debra Boyd, Maureen Spring

    Leadership Interns- Alyssa Guillot, Nathan Roberts, Sydney Wittman, Katlyn Brown

  • Epsilon Nu At-Large Chapter

    We are now officially the Epsilon Nu At-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. We welcome all members from University Medical Center in New Orleans and LSU-Alexandria.This is an exciting year with great potential moving forward. Stay tuned for more...
  • Critical Mask Delivery

    Epsilon Nu members delivered much needed masks to local women's and children's shelters.

  • 2019 Chapter Key Award Three-Time Recipient!

    Epsilon Nu Chapter #131
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    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, and Local, national, and international collaboration.
  • 2020 Chapter Board

    President Quinn Lacey

    President-Elect Benita Chatmon

    Past-President Marie Adorno

    Vice-President Heather Abadie

    Secretary Scott Bellanger

    Treasurer Alison Davis

         BSN-Aimme McCauley 

         Graduate-Sherry Rivera

         Nurse Leader/RNBSN- Jordan Ellis 

         LSU-A-Catherine Doyle ’

         UMC-NO -Jennifer Tubre’

    Leadership Succession-Maureen Spring (chair), Judith Gentry, Mary Kelly

    Historian-Summer Marshall

    Governance-Jennifer Manning (chair), Aimme McCauley, Katlyn Brown

    Research: Marie Adorno
    Program Planning: Paula Kensler
    Membership: Linda Ledet Member
    Ambassador: Lauren Bridevaux
    Student Ambassador: Katlyn Brown
    Awards: Sherry Rivera
    Community Service: Helen Neil, Ellen Beyer
    Finance: Alison, Paula, Sherri, Marie, Aimme, Benita
    Webmasters: Debbie St. Germain, Scott Bellanger

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