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Dr Liz WestcottWelcome to the Phi Mu Chapter of the International Nursing Organisation Sigma Theta Tau. You can watch a welcome video from our President, Dr Liz Westcott here:
Introduction 
"I love being a member of Sigma and have made great connections with colleagues around the world. Sigma is inclusive at all stages of your career"
(Dr Liz Westcott, President, Phi Mu Chapter)


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STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

Each of the Phi Mu Chapter hubs (Northern Hub, Midlands Hub and London &Southern Hub) are determined to support more student nurses in their leadership journeys. We are offering a number of funded membership opportunities per each hub for our nursing students. 

Please contact each hub leader (depending on your area) for more details:

  • Northern Hub Lead: michellecroston@icloud.com
  • Midlands Hub Lead: ralucaoaten@gmail.com
  • London and Southern Lead: Lgelling@bournemouth.ac.uk

BUDDY ROLE

It's never been a better time to join the Phi Mu Chapter of Sigma as we offer all our new members a buddy to help you get the most out of your membership.
 

A Chapter Buddy will help you to gain a better understanding of Sigma, the role of the Chapter, and provide you with insight into the various opportunities available, including leadership and learning opportunities.


NEW CALL TO ACTION

Our Sigma president, Ken Dion urges us to BE BOLD!

Our profession must actively collaborate with disciplines outside nursing and healthcare to influence decisions about our profession, populations, and the planet in three critical domains: economics, technology, and conservation.

As we move forward in a post-pandemic world, it remains our duty as a profession to advocate to abolish inequities within societies, healthcare systems, and even within our profession. Advocacy has always been central to nursing. But how do we focus our advocacy for the future? Taking stock of our past, the present, and potential futures can help us determine how to do that. 
 

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Chapter Key Award
The Chapter is delighted to announce its 2nd Chapter Key Award. This award is a reflection and recognition of the hard work and dedication of the Chapter members and we are all honoured to be a part of the Chapter and Sigma. 
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Congratulations!
Congratulations to Nursing and Midwifery Council UK and Phi Mu Chapter on the induction of Dr.Mark Hayter into Sigma’s 2021 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame!

 Dr. Hayter and other esteemed nurse researchers from throughout the world will be inducted during Sigma’s 32nd International Nursing Research Congress hosted in-person in Singapore and also virtually, 22-26 July 2021.

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Congratulations to the Bournemouth University Nursing Team 
Selected as the recipient for the Sigma European Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Education during Covid-19 pandemic.
Their nomination addressed all the criteria points demonstrating excellence in teaching with the use of innovative teaching/learning methods, the significant impact this has already made on the nursing profession during this time. 
Nominated by Dr Leslie Gelling & Dr Liz Westcott
 

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Buddy Roles
It's never been a better time to join the Phi Mu Chapter of Sigma as we offer all our new members a buddy to help you get the most out of your membership. A Chapter Buddy will help you to  gain a better understanding of Sigma, the role of the Chapter and provide you with insight into the various opportunities available, including leadership and learning opportunities.
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Sigma Presidential Call to Action 2019-2021
Infuse Joy 
Watch out for our weekly poem, published on our Chapter News section which our President, Dr Liz Westcott has been adding since Lockdown, back in March.
Infusing joy at a time when the nursing profession is celebrating what it truly means to be a nurse. 
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Chapter News

  • Final Infuse Joy Poem

    The Life of a nurse
    (written by Dr Liz Westcott, President)

     

    The Life of a nurse

    Is always exceptional

    There is joy and there is heartache

    But they remain sceptical

    Of people who tell them it’s only a vocation

    ‘So why dear do you need a degree’

     

    The life of a nurse

    Is challenging and rewarding

    There is triumph and passion

    But it’s also degrading

    To hear ‘so why dear do you need a degree’

     

    The life of a nurse

    Is never ending learning

    There are research and publications

    And an unending yearning

    ‘So why dear do you need a degree’

     

    The life of a nurse

    Is exhausting and frustrating

    Its taxing and demanding

    And often discouraging

    ‘so why dear do you need a degree’

     

    The life of a nurse

    Is certainly no power trip

    Its hard work and grafting

    And requires superb leadership

    ‘so why dear do you need a degree’

     

    The life of a nurse

    Lives in the present and values the past

    And has anticipation skills unsurpassed

    They are game changers and leaders

    And movers and shakers

    They pioneer patient care

    And are policymakers everywhere

     

    They never question the need for a degree
  • Second Chapter Key Award

    The Chapter is delighted to announce its 2nd Chapter Key Award. This award is a reflection and recognition of the hard work and dedication of the Chapter members and we are all honoured to be a part of the Chapter and Sigma. 
  • Midlands Hub Event 9th September 2021

    Join us for the next Midlands Hub Event on Thursday 9th September 2021 at 2.00pm (GMT).
    To book your place contact email:
    phimuchapter@gmail.com

    Speakers:
    Jess Sainsbury
    - The professional use of social media as a networking tool
    Jody Ede - Applied Cognitive Task Analysis: An interview technique for complex systems.

  • Annual Conference and 10th Anniversary Celebrations 8th July 2021

    Colleagues
    Please join us for our Annual Conference and 10th Anniversary Celebrations:

    Celebrating 10 Years of Phi Mu…Reflections and Aspirations Thursday July 8th 2021 10am - 3pm (UK)

    We are delighted to welcome you to what promises to be an interesting and inspirational day.
    Please book via the Eventbrite link:

    https://phimu10years.eventbrite.co.uk

    Places are limited so be sure to book soon! 
    Please note that there are a small number of places available for non-members. So do come along and learn more about what Sigma Nursing Society has to offer you.

  • Congratulations to Dr Mark Hayter

    Join us in saying congratulations to Nursing and Midwifery Council UK and Phi Mu Chapter on the induction of Dr. Mark Hayter into Sigma’s 2021 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame!

     Dr. Hayter and other esteemed nurse researchers from throughout the world will be inducted during Sigma’s 32nd International Nursing Research Congress hosted in-person in Singapore and also virtually, 22-26 July 2021.

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