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Welcome to the Alpha Chapter!




Alpha Chapter Board Members:
Judy Young (secretary),
Linda Shinn (treasurer),
Sharon Jones (president), and
Cheryl Crisp (vice president) at Board Transition
meeting held at STTI headquarters in Indianapolis.



A message from the Alpha Chapter President: 

Alpha Chapter is affiliated with Indiana University School of Nursing and has a proud history as the founding chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (see Video and About Us tab). Members of Alpha chapter have been leaders at every level-  supporting career days in their communities or leading national and international nursing organizations. Whether you are a current Alpha chapter member or an Indiana University nursing student or nurse looking to join our chapter, you will find helpful information here.

 For Alpha chapter members, sign in and you can access information such as meeting minutes, chapter bylaws, or photos from recent events (Chapter Documents tab). For those looking to join Alpha chapter, either as students or as nurse leaders, you can find our membership criteria under the About Us tab.

 The Board of Alpha Chapter looks forward to serving our members. If you have ideas for upcoming events or are interested in becoming more involved in activities to maintain this thriving chapter, please contact one of us (About Us- Chapter leaders).

 Again, welcome to Alpha Chapter!

Sharon M. Jones, President of Alpha Chapter

Alpha Chapter and Indi
ana University School of Nursing


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A message from the President Elect

Hello, Alpha Members! I am pleased to assume my position as your President-Elect on July 1.  Sue Hendricks from IUPUI will be taking over my role as Vice-President. She will be in charge of planning our fall education offering as well as spring induction.

Chapter Leadership

Linda Shinn (community leader) continues in her role as treasurer until 2017

Judy Young (IUPUI_continues as secretary until 2016

Angela Opsahl (IUPUC) assumes the role of Leadership succession chair

Karen Bertram is a new member of the Leadership succession committee

All of the new counselors have been added to the counselor section.

Please join me in welcoming all members of your leadership team.

Have you ever thought about being a chapter leader?We have many committees from which you can choose to begin your journey as a chapter leader. Please contact any of us if you think chapter leadership could be in your future.

We also want to know what you would like to know about membership, future plans, etc. The chapter leadership are here to serve our members, and we want all Alpha members to have a great experience. So please help us by sharing your thoughts. I would be happy to have these come to me for me to share with everyone else.

Meetings are the second Monday of the month from 4-5:30. If you are interested in sitting in on a meeting, please contact me, and I will forward you the phone number and link.

Sue Hendricks will also need volunteer help with planning the fall conference (tentatively a virtual poster session) and also induction. These are a great way to get involved and meet the other members.

I am working on the Key Award application, so please send me some of the things you have done this last year. If you have presented at a conference, received and award, or done exceptional community service, let me know.

A special thank you to all members, we appreciate you. I look forward to serving you throughout my tenure as a chapter leader.

Cheryl Crisp RN, PhD, PCNS-BC, CRRN, President-Elect.


Chapter News

  • Nursing Research Consortium of North Central Indiana Program & Meeting!

    Please join us. “The Many Faces of Hostility: What does the Nursing Research Say?" Dr. Sofhauser, Assoc. Professor of Nursing, IUSB. Tue. Nov. 17, 2015 @ 6:45 pm Daihido Restaurant, Mishawaka IN. Appetizers provided. Networking dinner @ 5:30

  • Grant applications due Oct 1

    If you have an Evidence-based practice project or research study and need some funds to get it going, please consider applying for the Alpha Chapter grants. We have two cycles, fall application is due Oct 1, spring cycle application is due March 1....

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