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Happy Retirement Dr. Marty Raymond!!

April 2022 Induction 




Biennial Convention 2019




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Chapter News

  • April 2022 Newsletter

    Happy Spring!
  • January 2022 Newsletter

    Happy Year 2022!!  Please find Eta Rho Updates in the Newsletter link provided.
    In care, 
  • Eta Rho 2021 Elections Ballot

    Please vote by 11/14/2021
  • Call for Board of Directors nominations

    Please either self-nominate or nominate a peer for one of the open Board of Directors positions.
  • 2021 IPN Fall CE Program!


    At the registration webpage, you will be asked if you prefer a "vegetarian" meal. If you do not respond to that question, you will receive a 'meat' meal. The 'meal menu' has not been selected yet.

    In the interest of protecting all participants, please note COVID-19 precautions will be in place. (If new "State mandates" are issued, the hotel and IPN will follow as required)

    • All attendees are encouraged to wear masks except when eating or drinking
    • All servers will be wearing masks
    • Tables and seating will be spaced
    • Plated meals (meat or vegetarian). No buffet

       2021 IPN FALL CE Program (In-Person): 

      "From Tragedy to Hope: A Gift of Life Journey"


    Speaker: Marlene Witter, BS

    Gift of Life Michigan: Hospital Services Associate

    She will be joined by a donor family

    Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021
    Time: 5:00 – 8:30 PM
    Location: The Kensington Hotel - State Street, Ann Arbor (Briarwood Mall)
    5:00 – 6:00 p.m.      Check-in/ social hour/ CASH BAR
    6:00 – 7:00 p.m.      Plated and served meal (no buffet)
    7:00 – 8:00 p.m.      CE presentation, Q & A, Coffee & Dessert
    8:00 – 8:30 p.m.      Door Prizes-Harvest Baskets, Adjourn (100% of proceeds donated to Food Gathers)

    Sponsored by IPN  and Sigma Theta Tau International - Eta Rho chapter (EMU).

  • REGISTRATION AND NOMINATIONS OPEN: 2021 IPN Spring Webinar Program & Awards on Thursday, May 20, 202

    Registration and Nominations are open for the 2021 IPN Spring Webinar Program & Awards on Thursday, May 20, 2021!


    Register and pay at the IPN website by clicking HERE.


    (You will receive a Zoom™ webinar link after registration/ payment. Questions? Contact ipnursing@gmail.com)

    [Nominations Open (including self-nominations) for the 2021 Educational and Leadership Awards will be accepted up to May 1, 2021. Awardees will be notified upon selection.

    We will present our annual awards at the 2021 IPN Spring Webinar live program, so don't forget to nominate someone (even yourself!) for a 2021 Education Award or Leadership Award.

    Click HERE for more information about the awards, including nomination forms]

    2021 IPN Spring Webinar Program & Awards

    Thursday, May 20, 2021: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    “Economic Uncertainty in Health Care”

    Olga Yakusheva, PhD
    University of Michigan School of Nursing
    Michigan Medicine

    5:45 - 6:00 PM:  Check-in with Zoom™ Link
    6:00 - 6:05 PM:  Announcements of Award Winners, Introductions
    6:05 - 6:50 PM:  CE presentation
    6:50 - 7:00 PM:  Q & A, Wrap-up
    7:00 PM :           Nursing CE Evaluation Instructions

    Cost of Educational Program: $10.00 for Everyone

    Michigan Medicine Nursing Professional Development & Education is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by
    the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

    1.0 Nursing contact hour will be provided.

    Sponsored by IPN  and Sigma: Eta Rho chapter (EMU).

  • March Newsletter

    March Newsletter
  • Don’t let April fool you! Get Ready for License Renewal with SIGMA Eta Rho!

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

    Live Webinar:  6:00 – 8:00 PM

    First session: Human Trafficking for
    ealth Care Providers

    Valerie Pauli, EdD, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE

    Assistant Professor

    Eastern Michigan University School of Nursing


    Second Session:  Opioid Overdose Prevention Education and Pain

    Frank Schaller, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

    Assistant Professor

    Eastern Michigan University School of Nursing

    Register by clicking HERE.
      The registration cost is $20.00 for both sessions. This includes 2.0 contact hour of continuing education for nurses.

    (Note: You will receive a Zoom™ webinar link when you pay for registration. Payment by credit card only via the PayPal credit card processing system at the time of registration)

    "Location":  Zoom™ On-line Meeting Room (Live)
    5:45 – 6:00 PM:    Check-in with Zoom™ Link
    6:00 – 7:00 PM:    Human Trafficking
             7:00 – 8:00 PM:    Opioid and Pain
             Nursing CE Evaluation Instructions
  • Graduate Degree Programs at EMU

    Interested in pursuing a graduate degree in nursing? Register for one of our virtual information sessions. During these sessions, you’ll learn about EMU’s robust nursing programs.
  • Winter 2021 Newsletter

    The Winter 2021 Newsletter is here!!
  • Congratulations to the 2020 Eta Rho Inductees!

    Watch the induction ceremony via link provided:
  • Election Results

    Secretary 2020-2022: J. Morris-Wagner

    Faculty Counselor 2020-2022: K. Hughesdon

    LSC Member 2020-2022: L. Friedman

    VP 2020-2022: C. Noble

    LSC Member 2020-2022: E. Loomis

    LSC Member 2020-2022: R. Emeigh

    Governance Committee Member 2020-2022: V.Pauli appointed by C. Peltz
  • 2020 Eta Rho Officer Election

    Greetings Eta Rho Members,
    It is time for the annual election.  Please complete the attached form by 10/28/2020 at 5pm.  If you are interested in the governance committee position, please reach out to Dr. Caroline Peltz at Cpeltz@emich.edu

    The Leadership Succession Committee​
  • 2020 Fall IPN Webinar

    Registration is open for the 2020 IPN Fall Live Webinar!  


    Register by clicking HERE.  The registration cost is $10.00 for EVERYONE. This includes 1.0 contact hour of continuing education for nurses.

    (Note: You will receive a Zoom™ webinar link when you pay for registration. We encourage you to pay immediately with a credit card via PayPal at the time of registration)


     Tales from the Darkside: The Latest in Depression Interventions


    Speaker: Reg Arthur Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Professor Emeritus - Univ. of Michigan School of Nursing

    Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020
    Time: 5:45 – 7:00 PM
    "Location":  Zoom™ On-line Meeting Room (Live)
    5:45 – 6:00 PM:    Check-in with Zoom™ Link
    6:00 – 6:05 PM:    Announcements, Introductions
    6:05 – 6:50 PM:    CE presentation
    6:50 – 7:00 PM:    Q & A, Wrap-up
       7:00 PM:           Nursing CE Evaluation Instructions

    Presented by:

    IPN (The Institute of Professional Nursing) &

    Sigma: Eta Rho Chapter (EMU)

  • 2020-2022 Board of Directors Call for Nominations

    Greetings Eta Rho Members,
    It is time for our Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors.  Please fill out the following Google Form to self nominate or nominate a fellow member.  All meetings for 2020-2021 as well as induction will be conducted virtually.  Meetings are typically at 5pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month, with June-August in recess.  Nominations will close September 25, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.

    In care, 
    Valerie Pauli EdD, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE
    Secretary and Publicity Chair
  • Happy Nurses Week 2020

    reetings Sigma Eta Rho Nurses,

    The Board of Eta Rho would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all nurses during the 2020 Nurses Week and Year of the Nurse!!  We recognize the dedicated and exhausting work that is being done by members of Eta Rho during this pandemic.  Sigma is supporting our profession during these trying times and has many COVID-19 resources available for all nurses. Make sure you visit 
    sigmanursing.org/hereforyou where you can read inspiring stories, register for webinars on debriefing, transitioning to practice, ethics, and more, connect with supportive communities on The Circle, and access free and relevant continuing nursing education courses. We encourage Eta Rho members to take advantage of the many free resources that are available and to explore the ways they can connect virtually during this time of social distancing.

    In care,
    Eta Rho Board 2019-2020
  • Call for Nominations for Eta Rho Member of the Month

    Eta Rho is excited to begin recognizing members of the organization for all that they do on a day-to-day basis.   Please consider self-nominating, or nominating another member, as member of the month by completing the following Survey Monkey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KZN3337

    Those nominated will be contacted by Valerie Pauli to ensure all information is captured prior to publishing in the online newsletter.   My email is vpauli@emich.edu

    Kind regards,
    Valerie Pauli
  • January 2020

    Happy New Year 2020!!!    Please open the following attachment which is the January 2020 Newsletter.    The newsletter details out Fall 2019 activities that Eta Rho has been engaged in.   Our goal for 2020 is to feature a member each month and this month it is EMU SON BSN Graduate Brianna Young.  We have also featured Dr. Diane Fox and Dr. Meriam Caboral-Stevens (EMU SON Faculty) for Presenting at the Sigma Biennial Conference and Publishing a research article in "Teaching and Learning in Nursing".

    We are looking for members of Eta Rho to highlight each month.   If you would like to self- nominate or nominate a member, please send the contact information to Valerie Pauli at vpauli@emich.edu

    The January 2020 Newsletter:  January 2020 Newsletter
  • Message from President Dr. Caroline Peltz

    Hello Eta Rho Members!

    It is hard to believe that it is November! Thank you for all of your support as our Chapter has sponsored The IPN Fall Conference “Smart Strategies for Everyday Personal and Online Safety” held on Thursday October 10, 2019 at the Kensington Court Hotel in Ann Arbor and the 2019 Annual Aging Studies Program Lecture “Helping Caregivers Manage behaviors in Persons with Dementia”. Be sure to take advantage of all that SIGMA has to offer by visiting the website and the CIRCLE! Did you know that your membership provides FREE CE credits? Are you aware that our Chapter has been fundraising by assisting with football parking at Lucky’s Market for all home University of Michigan Football Games? We are always in need of volunteers! We have two games left this season…. 11/16 and 11/30! Please consider volunteering for a couple of hours!!! Funds raised will be sending our two delegates to the 45th Biennial Convention which will be held in Washington DC 16-20 November!

    If you are interested in volunteering with Eta Rho please contact cpeltz@emich.edu. Making the most of your membership begins with you!

  • 2019 IPN Fall CE Program

    We're sorry if you receive this more than once or you have already registered!

    Seats are filling fast !! Register now for the 2019 IPN Fall CE Program! [Note: Preferred payment is credit card for completing registration immediately. If payment by check via email contact and approval, check must be received at the IPN PO Box in 10 calendar days or by Friday, 10/4 (whichever occurs first) in order to save your seat and complete registration]


    Register and get details HERE.

    2019 IPN FALL CE Program:  Back by popular demand, Detroit Police Detective BRIAN FOUNTAIN

    Fall 2012: Highest Attended IPN Fall event ever!  Brian Fountain, Detective Trainer - Detroit Police Dept/Police Academy returns to discuss smart strategies for everyday personal and on-line safety. With over 35 years of experience in law enforcement, he has tips on how to recognize a potentially dangerous situation and avoid being a crime victim.

                 "Thugs, Thieves, & Muggers – Oh My!”
    (*new*) Smart Strategies for Everyday Personal & On-Line Safety


    Speaker: Brian Fountain

    Detective Trainer with the Detroit Police Department - Police Academy

    Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
    Time: 5:00 – 8:30 PM
    Location: The Kensington Hotel - Ann Arbor (Briarwood Mall)
    5:00 – 6:00 p.m.      Check-in/ social hour/ CASH BAR
    6:00 – 7:00 p.m.      Buffet meal, presentation of annual Education & Leadership Awards
    7:00 – 8:00 p.m.      CE presentation, Q & A, Evaluations
    8:00 – 8:30 p.m.      Coffee/Dessert, Door Prizes-Harvest Baskets (100% of proceeds donated to Food Gathers)

    Sponsored by IPN  and Sigma Theta Tau International - Eta Rho chapter (EMU).

  • Election

    Good afternoon, 

    Dr. Caroline Peltz has been nominated to serve as the President of EMU Eta Rho for the 2019-2021 cycle.   Dr. Marty Raymond has been nominated to serve as the Treasurer of EMU Eta Rho for the 2019-2021 cycle.   The following link will allow members of Eta Rho to elect these two qualified individuals for Officer positions, please cast your vote: 


    Voting will close 9/10/19 at 5pm EST.

    In care, 

    Valerie Pauli
    Secretary of Eta Rho
  • Call for Volunteers


    As a follow-up to the online newsletter, here are the fundraising dates and call for volunteers:   

    Fundraising:   Help run Lucky's Market's UM Football game-day parking lot by either directing traffic, setting up cones, or collecting parking money.  Lucky's Market will provide you with a free lunch, the commitment ends at kick-off time!!  Funds raised with go to Eta Rho!!!!

    1919 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor, MI 48104



    ICC added a friendly match between Napoli & Barcelona at UM stadium Aug 10 5pm.

    7:30pm Kick-off 8/31/19 vs MTS
    12pm Kick-off 9/7/19 vs Army
    TBA Kick-off 9/28/19 vs Rutgers
    12pm Kick-off  10/5/19 vs Iowa
    TBA Kick-off 10/26/19 vs Notre Dame
    TBA Kick-off 11/16/19 vs MSU
    12pm Kick-off  11/30/19 vs OSU

    Volunteer Hours
    Noon game-time, arrive at 7am
    3pm game-time, arrive at 9am
    5pm game-time arrive at 11am
    7pm game-time arrive at 1pm

    Contact Kelly Kamin at kkamin8@gmail.com or 617-642-9332

    Eta Rho Board
  • 2018-2019 Newsletter

    Good evening,
    The Eta Rho Board hopes everyone is having a safe and enjoyable summer!!!    The 2018-2019 year was a busy time for the chapter and one in which numerous memories were made.  Chapter leaders have decided to trial an online newsletter to increase communication with members, we hope you enjoy it!!   The newsletter highlights some of the major events Eta Rho sponsored and also includes a call for volunteers for the 2019 Football Parking Season.    Please enjoy pictures from the following events from 2018-2019:    UM Football Parking Fundraisers at Lucky's Market in Ann Arbor, hosting the Myanmar students at EMU (funded by scholarships raised from UM Parking), Induction Ceremony & Awarding of Scholarships 2019, and being named recipients of the Sigma Presidential Call for Action- Showcase of Regional Excellence Awards (Collaborate & Catalyze).

    Access Online Newsletter @  https://www.smore.com/sd7xf

    In care
    Valerie Pauli EdD, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE
    Assistant Professor
    Eastern Michigan University
    Secretary- Eta Rho
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    Keep updated on events/news/activities via Facebook. Request to join our page at:  "Eastern Michigan University Sigma Theta Tau International Eta Rho Chapter"

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