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Kappa Theta Chapter

Call for Nominations of Kappa Theta Chapter Awards

The purpose of the awards is to recognize outstanding nurses and members whose contributions fulfill the goals of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). For all awards, except the “Friend of Nursing” award, the nominee must be an active member of STTI.

The awards to be given include:

    1. Awards for Excellence in Research
      1. Conducts and communicates research in nursing.
      2. Writes scholarly works related to nursing theory and/or nursing research.
      3. Gives evidence of a sustained record of nursing research activities.
    2. Awards for Excellence in Education
      1. Demonstrates excellence in teaching.
      2. Demonstrates use of creative and evidence-based teaching strategies.
      3. Influences the professional practice of nursing and the public’s image or nursing through excellence in teaching.
    3. Awards for Excellence in Nursing Practice
      1. Demonstrates breadth of knowledge in area of clinical nursing practice.
      2. Advances the scope and practice of nursing.
      3. Serves as mentor/preceptor that inspires peer’s practice of nursing. 
    4. Awards for Leadership
      1. Receives local, national and/or international recognition as a nursing leader in education, practice, administration and/or research
      2. Creates an environment that enhances the image on nursing/nurses.
      3. Participants in the development of nursing leaders and leadership.
    5. Awards for Outstanding Student Performance Areas
      1. Demonstrates excellence in clinical, academic, creative, research, and/or leadership.
    6. Awards for Mentorship
      1. Actively shapes and promotes the career of a nurse or the development of a chapter.
      2. Freely shares our own resources for the growth and development of the individual or the chapter.
  1. The “Donna Blackburn” service award
    1. Demonstrates an ongoing, record of service to their community and the nursing profession.
  2. Friend of Nursing Award
    1. The Friend of Nursing Award recognizes an individual who is not a nurse or organization, but has impacted the chapter, the local nursing or health care community, and/or the health of people in a significant way.
    2. Demonstrate superior achievement and leadership in their field of work.
    3. Contribute to the long-term significance of the chapter, the nursing profession, and/or to the health of people with

Please submit your nominations for each award to Dr. Cathy Abell ( by October 16, 2017. Nominations must include a letter (no longer than one page) addressing criteria for specific awards. This will then be reviewed by the awards committee.

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Kappa Theta Chapter

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Area Health Education Center of South Central Kentucky

On Friday, April 21, 2017 Kappa Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International will host the

20th Annual Research Day at the Medical Center/WKU Health Sciences Complex from 12:30-4:00 pm (CST)

Early Registration by April 7, 2017 is $20.00

Registration after April 7 is $30.00

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Kappa Theta Research Day Abstracts

Click on the image below for complete program information and instructions on how to register.


Brochure for Research Day

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Kappa Theta Chapter Award

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19th Annual Research Day on Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The complete program brochure and registration form can be accessed by clicking the brochure image below.

WKU School of Nursing STTI 19th Annual Nursing Research Day 2016


Kappa Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International invites all to attend the 2015 Induction Ceremony.  Please see the invitation below for additional information.

Kappa Theta Chapter Induction Ceremony November 19, 2015 6:00 PM Kappa Theta Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International School of Nursing Western Kentucky University Medical Center WKU Health Science Complex Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY



The Showcase of Regional Excellence is designed to recognize the good work of chapters in relation to the biennial Presidential Call to Action. Recognition is given at the regional level and spans the course of the biennium.

Congratulations Kappa Theta Chapter on receiving recognition through the Showcase of Regional Excellence for your efforts.  Through the good work of your chapter, President Hester C. Klopper’s call to action is being turned into reality.

Chapter Awards
Kappa Theta Chapter Servant Leadership
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Kappa Theta Officers and Committee Members

President Veletta Ogaz

Vice-PresidentLaura Deaton

SecretaryNeena Jones

TreasurerDawn Garrett-Wright

CounselorLori Fox

Awards Committee Chair – Cathy Abell

Governance Committee

Elizabeth Groves

Rachel Kinder

Betsy Kullman

Miranda Peterson

Leadership Succession

Tracy Jenkins

Beverly Rowland

Lynette Smith

Convention and Electronic Delegate

Liz Sturgeon






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