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Award Criteria and Eligibility:
Community Leadership Award
Excellence in Clinical Practice Award
Research Award Recipients
Student Award Recipients
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP)
Community Leader Award Recipients
Clinical Excellence Award Recipients
Travel Award Recipients
Financial Award Recipients
Sigma Theta Tau International National Award Winners
Sigma Theta Tau International Chapter Key Awards for Delta Chapter
Research Award Recipients
Fall 2017: Vanessa Schott, PhD Candidate, for her research on enhancing student learning of blood administration
Fall 2017: Tona Leiker, PhD, for her research on developing a tool to measure the strength of academic nursing programs
Spring 2017: Heidi Chaney for her research project comparing the knowledge and competence of family nurse practitioners (FNP) and family nurse practitioner students (FNPS) in the early recognition of sepsis using either high-fidelity simulation (HFS) or computer-based learning (CBL)
Spring 2017: Qiuhua Shen Ph.D., APRN, RN: For her research titled "Investigating Effects of Ubiquinol on the Myocardium using RNA sequencing"
Spring 2016: Dr. Karen Groller for her PhD dissertation titled “Patient Descriptions About Weight Loss Surgery Education”
Spring 2016: Dr. Heather Nelson-Brantley for her PhD dissertation titled “Leading Change in Critical Access Hospitals: A case Study of the Journey to Magnet”
Spring 2016: Dr. Jill Peltzer for her proposed project titled "Perceptions about Strategies for Hypertension and Stress Self-Management among African American Adults"
2012 - 2015
2015: Dr. Karen Groller for her research about Patient Descriptions about Weight Loss Surgery Education Practices
2013: Jenna DeGennaro (KU School of Nursing Honors Student) for a poster and presentation at the Mind and Heart Conference of the Stowers Institute in Kansas City, MO
2012: Dr. Wanda Bonnell for her research titled "Gaining and Applying New Information, What Helps Online RN to BSN Students?"
Fall 2011: Dr. Wanda Bonnel for her research titled "Gaining and Applying New Information: What Helps RN-BSN Students"
Fall 2011: Annemarie Slaven for Honors Student Research Project "Complimentary Therapy to relieve Pediatric Cancer Therapy Related Symptoms"
2011: Michael Feighny for Honors Student Research Project
2011: Heather Wurtz for Honors Student Research Project
2011: Rachael Shamberg for Honors Student Research Project
2010: Dr. Lynne Connelly for research project titled “Can the Use of Virtual Reality Goggles Decrease Anxiety in Patients having a Bone Marrow Biopsy?”
2010: Sharon Kumm for research titled "Point of Care Videos"
Spring 2009: Dr. Lynne Connelly for research project titled “Can the Use of Virtual Reality Goggles Decrease Anxiety in Patients having a Bone Marrow Biopsy?”
Spring 2009: Sharon Kumm for research project titled “Point of Care Videos”
Fall 2008: Allison Taylor for Honors Research Project titled “The Therapy-Related Symptom Checklist Children (TRSC-C) in Oncology Inpatients"
Fall 2008: Kelsey Jensen for Honors Research Project titled "Using Conversation Skills in a Self-Care Intervention for Caregivers"
Fall 2008: Kasey Bowden for Honors Research Project “Patient Self-Report and Nurse Assessment of Depression in Heart failure”
Fall 2007: Ashley Seibert for Honors Research Project titled "Understanding Nursing Home Culture Change: The High and Low"
Fall 2007: Jennifer Gross for Honors Research Project titled "The Perceived Behavioral Control of Breastfeeding Among Pregnant Adolescents and Its Relation to Postpartum Breastfeeding Difficulties"
Fall 2007: Emily Fuhs for Honors Research Project titled "Perinatal Risk Factors and Postpartum Depression: A Comparison of Publicly and Privately Insured Women"
Spring 2007: Marge Barnett for research titled “A Study of Staff Nurses’ Administration Practice Patterns and Attitudes Regarding the Titration of Opioids for Dying Patients in the Acute Care Setting”
Fall 2006: Phoebe Williams for research titled “Family and Sibling Caregiving”
Spring 2006: M. Kathleen Brewer for research titled “Reasons Most Often Cited Why Students Do Not Participate in On-Line Evaluations”
Spring 2006: Eldonna Sylvia for research titled “Exploring the Experience of Depression From the Perspective of People Living in Western Frontier Counties in Kansas”
2000 - 2002
Fall 2002: Veronica Rempusheski & Sarah Forbes for research titled "Ethnography of Everyday Decisions of Residents in Assisted Living"
Spring 2002: Phoebe D. Williams, PhD, RN, for research titled "Patient Self-Care Strategies for Symptom Management Using the TRSC as Checklist: A Pilot Study," with Kathleen Ducey, MSN, RN, & Anita Wingate, PhD, RN
Fall 2001: Sandra Bergquist for research titled "Validation of a Tool for Monitoring Healing of Pressure Ulcers"
Spring 2000: Jan Davidson for research titled “Identification of Essential Competencies for Advanced Practice Nurses”
Fall 1999: No proposals received
Spring 1999: Carol Starling for research titled “Pre-Term delivery prevention program: Effects on pregnancy outcomes for the population of an urban health department.”
Fall 1998: Karen Wambach for research titled “Lactation Mastitis: A Descriptive Study of the Experience.”
1993: David Martin for his research titled "The effect of selected unit parameters of a change in the nursing care delivery system"
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