News & events

   

Rho Chapter board meetings

Meetings are the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the 300 N. Ingalls Building (adjacent to the School of Nursing building), Room 6B06 (conference room for the Professional Development and Education department).

Questions about programs?

Contact the Chapter Vice-President or Chapter Publicity Chairperson for more information.

Winter programs 2017

Taking the Lead 2017: Leading System, Others and Self (co-sponsored by Rho Chapter)
  • January 19, 2017; 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
  • Kensington Court Hotel, Ann Arbor, MI
  • The 2017 Taking the Lead conference will explore the concept of leadership in systems and personal career development. View conference brochure and register online
Deadline for Rho Chapter research and evidence-based practice grants
SICU Conference: Stitching Evidence into Practice
  • February 21, 2017; 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Kensington Court Hotel, Ann Arbor, MI
  • View conference brochure and register online
Evidence-Based Practice Conference
  • March 10, 2017; 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Kensington Court Hotel, Ann Arbor, MI
  • View conference brochure and register online
Dean's Research Day 2017 (sponsored by the U-M School of Nursing and supported by Rho Chapter)
Annual Rho Chapter New Member Induction and Awards Ceremony
  • April 9, 2017; 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Michigan Union, 530 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
  • Consider nominating a colleague for an award no later than February 20, 2017
  • Join us to welcome the newest Rho Chapter members and acknowledge your colleagues' leadership and excellence in nursing. 
 

Past events

Fall 2016 Programs

STTI Leadership Connection Conference: Influencing Change through Leadership
  • Septemper 17-20, 2016
  • Indianapolis, IN 
  • This event combines chapter and nursing leadership topics. Chapter leaders learn the skills necessary to operate well-functioning and vital chapters, while the other half of the program is devoted to a variety of topics relevant to today’s nursing workforce. 
  • View conference brochure.
UMHS Nursing Poster Day
  • September 26, 2016; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and September 27, 2016; 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Towsley Center Lobby, University Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Posters feature clinical innovation, evidence-based practice, and research conducted by nursing clinicians at UMHS and School of Nursing faculty.
  • Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. with remarks by UMHS Chief Nursing Officer Marge Calarco.
  • This event is co-sponsored by UMHS Nursing, Rho Chapter and the School of Nursing.
  • The Rho Chapter is again sponsoring the People's Choice award.
  • This event is free and open to all Rho members.

Winter 2016 Program

Taking The Lead 2016: The Power of Advocacys
  • January 14, 2016; 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Kensington Court Hotel, Ann Arbor, MI
  • The 2016 Taking the Lead Conference will explore the concept of advocacy and leadership. Participants will learn from noted healthcare leaders and nurses about how to “play to win."
  • View conference brochure and register online 
  • 5.75 contact hours for nursing will be provided, 1.0 contact hours for the optional pain session.
SICU Conference: Stitching Evidence Into Practice
17th Annual Evidence-Based Practice Conference: Embracing Population Health
  • Friday, March 18 8:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.
  • Kensington Court Hotel, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 6.25 CE contact hours will be provided, and the conference includes a session on pain management.
  • More information and registration
Dean's Research Day 2016 (supported by Rho Chapter)
  • Tuesday April 5, 2016 
  • The deadline for abstract submission is January 30, 2016.
Annual Rho Chapter New Member Induction and Awards Ceremony
  • Sunday, April 3, 2016; 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Michigan Union, 530 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI Note the Michigan Union location!
  • Consider nominating a colleague for an award no later than February 15, 2016.
  • Join us April 3 to welcome the newest Rho Chapter members and acknowledge your colleagues' leadership and excellence in nursing.
STTI Region 10 Conference
  • Friday, April 15 - Saturday, April 16, 2016
  • Kensington Court Hotel, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Conference features sessions on team building, transformational leadership,and vulnerable populations-human trafficking.
  • More information and registration.
IPN Spring Award Dinner and CE program
  • May 14, 2016

Fall 2015 Programs

Don't Skip a Beat Cardiovascular Conference
  • Jointly provided by Rho Chapter and UMHS Nursing Professional Development and Education
  • Sep 17, 2015 - 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Kensington Court 610 Hilton Boulevard Ann Arbor, MI 48108
  • Featuring keynote addresses on The Future of Cardiovascular Nursing, Left Ventricular Assist Device Therapy and Heart Failure and Secondary Mitral Regurgitation in 2015.
UMHS Nursing Poster Day
  • Monday, September 21, 2015; 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday September 22, 2015; 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Towsley Center Lobby
  • Posters feature clinical innovation, evidence-based practice, and research conducted by nursing clinicians at UMHS and School of Nursing faculty.
  • Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. with remarks by UMHS Chief Nursing Officer Marge Calarco.
  • This event is co-sponsored by UMHS Nursing, Rho Chapter and the School of Nursing. The Rho Chapter is again sponsoring the People's Choice award.
  • This event is free and open to all Rho members.
Application Deadline for Rho Chapter Research & Special Projects Grants
Haiti Nursing Milestones
  • Celebrate Rho member Ruth Barnard's 80th birthday and help with fundraising for FSIL Haiti School of Nursing. Event features lunch, raffle and silent auction.
  • November 7, 2015 - 12 noon to 2:30pm, Ann Arbor City Club 1830 Washtenaw Ann Arbor MI 48104
  • More information and registration on the Haiti Nursing Foundation's website.
Institute for Professional Nursing/Rho Chapter Fall Continuing Education Event
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015; 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Co-sponsored by IPN, Rho Chapter, Eta Rho Chapter
  • Featured presentation: “The Assassination of American Presidents: Trauma Care Throughout Our History”
43rd STTI Biennial Convention Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally
  • November 7-11 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Join the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, for its largest event which features more than 800 oral and poster presentations, networking opportunities, and more.

Winter 2015 Programs

Research and Special Projects Grants
  • Applications due January 15, 2015
  • Do you need support for your research or scholarly projects? Rho Chapter provides grants to support research and special projects such as patient education programs, media projects, etc. Masters and doctoral students, faculty, and community members who are Sigma Theta Tau members are eligible. Please see the application process on our website.
Taking The Lead 2015: Leading in Turbulent Times (co-sponsored by Rho Chapter)
  • January 15. 2015; 7:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • The conference participants will explore strategies for successful leadership during turbulent times, identify resources that enable nurses to develop leadership skills, and describe how the current healthcare environment impacts nurses and their practice. Featured speaker is: Michael R. Bleich, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, who has served on technical and advisory committees for HRSA, the Governance and Picker Institutes, AHA/AONE, and the IOM.
  • View conference brochure and register online
  • 5.5 contact hours for nursing will be provided, 1.0 contact hours for the optional pain session.
SICU Conference: Stitching Evidence into Practice
Evidence Based Practice Conference
  • March 27, 2015, 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Kensington Court Hotel, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Theme is achieving and retaining Magnet Status; breakout sessions will focus on clinical issues such as bedside report, early mobility for ICU patients, and CAUTI prevention for critically ill patients.
  • Registration and additional information online
Dean's Research Day 2014 (sponsored by the School of Nursing and supported by Rho Chapter)
Annual Rho Chapter New Member Induction and Awards Ceremony
  • Sunday, April 12, 2015; 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Michigan Union, 530 S. State St., Ann Arbor (Note the new location!)
  • Consider nominating a colleague for an award no later than February 15, 2015. Then join us on April 12 to welcome the newest Rho Chapter members and acknowledge your colleagues' leadership and excellence in nursing.

Fall Programs 2014

UMHS Nursing Poster Day

  • Monday, Sept. 15, 2014; 4 - 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014; 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.,  in the Towsley Center Lobby
  • Authors present on Monday, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Posters feature clinical innovation, evidence-based practice, and research conducted by nursing clinicians at UMHS and School of Nursing faculty.
  • Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. with remarks by UMHS Chief Nursing Officer Marge Calarco.
  • This event is co-sponsored by UMHS Nursing, Rho Chapter and the School of Nursing. The Rho Chapter is again sponsoring the People's Choice award. This event is free and open to all Rho members.

Application Deadline for Rho Chapter Research & Special Projects Grants

Rho Chapter 55th Anniversary Celebration

  • Celebrate with your colleagues! Event includes appetizers and cash bar, dinner, and presentation by Karen Morin, past president of Sigma Theta Tau International. CEs will be available.
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014; 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Kensington Court Hotel, 610 Hilton Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI
  • Cost $25 for single registrations or $20 for groups of 3 or more
  • Register online here.

Institute for Professional Nursing/Rho Chapter Fall Continuing Education Event

 Winter Programs 2014

Taking the Lead 2014: Innovations in Leadership
  • Thursday, January 16, 2014; 7 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Kensington Court Hotel, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Presented by IPN Nursing and supported by Rho Chapter.
  • More information available here or call (734) 764-5315.
Rho Chapter Awards Nomination Deadline
  • Deadline: Saturday, February 15, 2014
  • Honor your colleague with a Rho Chapter Award for Nursing Excellence.
  • Please visit the Awards page for more information
SICU - Leaping Forward: Stitching Evidence into Practice 2014
  • Tuesday, February 25, 2014; 7:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.,  Kensington Court Hotel, 610 Hilton Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI. (Map & Directions)
  • Presented by the UMHS Surgical Intensive Care Nursing and sponsored by Rho Chapter.
  • View sessions and register here or call (734) 764-5315.
Dean's Research Day 2014
  • Thursday, April 3, 2014; 1 - 5:30 p.m., University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex (NCRC; Building 18, Dining Hall), 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • More information available here or contact Bethany Osborne.
Spring Induction and Awards Ceremony
  • Sunday, April 6, 2014; 1:30 - 4 p.m., Michigan League, 911 North University, Ann Arbor, MI
Region 10 Research Conference: Bridging Nursing Leadership & Research
  • April 25 & 26, 2014, Kensington Court Hotel, Ann Arbor
  • Register online. More information here.
  • Register by April 4 for Early Bird Rates
IPN Spring Award Dinner and CE program: Cultivating Your Reservoir - Building Positive Energy to Manage Stress
  • Thursday, May 8, 2014, 5 - 8:30 p.m., Kensington Court Hotel, 610 Hilton Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI
  • Featured Speaker: John R. Sonnega, PhD, Stress Management Program Manager and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Health and Health Studies, School of Health Professions and Studies, University of Michigan - Flint
  • Cost: IPN & Sigma Theta Tau Members (Rho Chapter or Eta Rho Chapter): $20; Generic Nursing Students (ADN or BSN) or Retirees: $10.00; Non-Members: $30.00
  • Register online. More information here.

 

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