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Rho Chapter board meetings

Meetings are the third Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m in the School of Nursing Building, Room 1240 (426 N. Ingalls Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109).

Questions about programs?

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

FALL PROGRAMS 2019

Application Deadline for Rho Chapter Research & Special Projects Grants
September 30, 2019 for grant awards up to $1,000
More information

Cardiovascular Conference: Don’t Skip a Beat
Updates on cardiovascular care, co-sponsored by Rho Chapter
September 18, 2019
7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Kensington Hotel Ann Arbor, MI
INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

Haiti Nursing Foundation Fall Event
Annual auction and celebration to support the FSIL Nursing School in Haiti
September 27, 2019, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor, MI
Featuring Tapas, live auction and raffle. If you can't attend, you can bid for items online
Registration and online bidding

Rho Chapter 60th Anniversary Celebration DR. MIYAMOTO

Celebrate our founding in 1959 with light refreshments and an engaging discussion, Creating Impact: Nurses' Role in Policy

October 2, 2019, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
School of Nursing Building, Room 2250, 426 N. Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI
Featuring Suzanne Miyamoto, Ph.D., RN, CEO American Academy of Nursing and Rho Chapter alumna. View the event flyer.

Sigma 45th Biennial Convention
November 16-20, 2019, Washington, DC
Sigma’s largest event featuring outstanding plenary speakers, networking opportunities, & over 800 oral and poster presentations.
Information and registration

 

 

Past events

WINTER PROGRAMS 2019

Taking The Lead 2019: Creating a Culture of Ethical Practice (co-sponsored by Rho Chapter)
January 17, 2019; 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Burton Manor, Livonia, MI

The annual leadership conference will explore how nurses lead and
demonstrate their value in the era of healthcare transformation as they
work to manage change and improve care in their practice settings. To view
conference brochure and register online go to: https://leadersandbestevents.cvent.com/LDR19

Deadline for Rho Chapter Research and Evidence-Based Project Grants
January 31, 2019
Do you need support for your research or scholarly projects? Visit Rho
Chapter Grants
for information and applications.

Make Your Nominations For Rho Chapter Awards
Nominations due February 10, 2019

Consider nominating a colleague for a Rho Chapter Excellence award.
Nominations are sought for excellence in practice, education, research,
mentorship, and more. Visit Rho Chapter Grants & Awards page for information and nomination forms.

Leaping Forward Stitching Evidence into Practice 2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Rho Chapter
This conference will inform and energize you about new and innovative
practices in critical care.
Location: The Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor, Mi
Information and Registration: http://leadersandbestevents.cvent.com/SICU19

Evidence Based Practice Writing Workshop
Friday March 15, 21019, 7 a.m – 12 noon

LOCATION: Room 1240-1250, School of Nursing Building, 426 N. Ingalls, Ann
Arbor

Rho members sought to serve as mentors to assist nurses to turn projects
into publishable articles. Must be able to attend March 15 workshop.
Contact Corinne Lee (leeco@umich.edu)

Annual Rho Chapter New Member Induction and Awards Ceremony
Sunday, March 31, 2019; 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Michigan League, 911 North University, Ann Arbor

Join us to welcome the newest Rho Chapter members and acknowledge your
colleagues' leadership and excellence in nursing. Look for your mailed
invitation in March.

School of Nursing Research Day: Health Disparities (sponsored by the School of Nursing and supported by Rho Chapter)
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel (3200 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor, MI) 

For information and registration
 

FALL PROGRAMS 2018
Sigma Leadership Connection annual conference
September 15-18, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Join nursing colleagues from around the world to learn chapter leadership best practices and transformative nursing leadership strategies.
More information and registration:  https://www.sigmanursing.org/connect-engage/meetings-events/leadership-connection-2018

UMHS Nursing Poster Session 2018
Thursday, September 20, Towsley Center Lobby, University Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Posters feature clinical innovation, evidence-based practice, and research conducted by nursing clinicians at Michigan Medicine and School of Nursing faculty.
Rho Chapter is again sponsoring the People's Choice award.
Free and open to all Rho members.
This event is co-sponsored by Michigan Medicine Nursing, Rho Chapter and the University of Michigan School of Nursing

Haiti Nursing Foundation Fall Event
Annual auction and celebration to support the FSIL Nursing School in Haiti
September 28, 2018, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor, MI
Featuring Tapas, live auction and raffle. If you can't attend, you can bid for items online
Registration and online bidding: https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?vhost=supportahealthierhaiti&utm_source=HNF&utm_campaign=177a616c16-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_13_06_38&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_990dd35830-177a616c16-233734337

Application Deadline for Rho Chapter Research & Special Projects Grants
September 30, 2018 for grant awards up to $1000
More information

Winter programs 2018

Deadline for Rho Chapter Research and Evidence-Based Project Grants: January 31, 2018.

Do you need support for your research or scholarly projects? Visit chapter grants for information and applications. 

Taking the Lead 2018: The Value of Nurses in Healthcare Transformation (co-sponsored by Rho Chapter)

January 18, 2018; 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Burton Manor, Livonia, MI

The annual leadership conference will explore how nurses lead and demonstrate their value in the era of healthcare transformation as they work to manage change and improve care in their practice settings . View conference brochure and register.

Make Your Nominations For Rho Chapter Awards

Due February 13, 2018.
Consider nominating a colleague for a Rho Chapter Excellence award. Nominations are sought for excellence in practice, education, research, mentorship, and more. Visit chapter grants for information and nomination forms.

SICU Conference: Stitching Research into Practice

February 27, 2018; 7:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor, MI

View conference brochure and register.

STTI Region 10 Conference: Bridging Nursing Leadership, Research & Practice

Friday March 23 and Saturday March 24, 2018
Ann Arbor Marriott at Ypsilanti Eagle Crest 1275 S Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

This biennial conference features national speakers and scholarly presentations by Region 10 members. Find more information and register.

School of Nursing Research Day: The Science of Nursing Education

(sponsored by the School of Nursing and supported by Rho Chapter)
Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 12:00 – 4:45 pm,
Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel (3200 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor, MI) 
Featuring the Suzanne H. Brouse Lecture: by Marilyn H. Oermann, Ph.D., RN, ANEF, FAAN
Find information and register.

Annual Rho Chapter New Member Induction and Awards Ceremony

Sunday, April 8, 2018; 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Michigan Union, 530 S. State St., Ann Arbor

Join us to welcome the newest Rho Chapter members and acknowledge your colleagues' leadership and excellence in nursing. Look for your mailed invitation in March.

Film presentation: Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope (joint event with MSU's Alpha Psi Chapter)

April 12, 2018, 6:15 - 9:00 p.m.

1355 Bogue Street, Room A133, Life Sciences Building

East Lansing, MI 48824

Featuring cutting-edge brain science research to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction, and disease. See more information and registration.


Poverty: A call to action for the greater Lansing community (joint event with MSU's Alpha Psi Chapter)

Friday April 27, 2018, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, Farm Lane Branch, East Lansing.

This event will feature a simulated poverty experience for active engagement of workshop participants. See more information and registration.

Fall programs 2017

2017 Cardiovascular Symposium: Young at Heart

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7:15 am - 4:30 pm
  • Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor, MI
  • This event is co-sponsored by Michigan Medicine Nursing and Rho Chapter
  • For More Information and Registration: www.regonline.com/CVC17

Application Deadline for Rho Chapter Research & Special Projects Grants

Haiti Nursing Foundation Fall Event

  • Third annual auction and celebration to support the FSIL Nursing School in Haiti
  • September 29, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Featuring Tapas, live auction and raffle. If you can't attend, you can bid for items online

Michigan Medicine Nursing Poster Day

  • October 9, 2017; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and October 10, 2017; 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 Michigan Medicine and School of Nursing faculty.
  • Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. with remarks by UMHS Chief Nursing Officer Marge Calarco.
  • Rho Chapter is again sponsoring the People's Choice award.
  • Free and open to all Rho members.
  • This event is co-sponsored by Michigan Medicine Nursing, Rho Chapter and the University of Michigan School of Nursing.

The 44th STTI Biennial Convention

  • October 28- November 1, 2017, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Join nursing colleagues from around the world to attend STTI's largest event featuring outstanding plenary speakers, networking opportunities and over 800 oral and poster presentations.
  • Registration available

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.
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
Evidence-Based Practice Conference
  • March 10, 2017; 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Kensington Court Hotel, Ann Arbor, MI
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. 

Fall 2016 Programs

STTI Leadership Connection Conference: Influencing Change through Leadership
  • September 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. 
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."
  • 5.75 contact hours for nursing will be provided, 1.0 contact hours for the optional pain session.
SICU Conference: Stitching Evidence Into Practice
  • March 1, 2016; 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Kensington Court Hotel, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 6.5 contact hours for nursing will be provided
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.
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.
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
  • Applications are due September 30, 2015 for grant awards up to $2,500.
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
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.
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.
  • 5.5 contact hours for nursing will be provided, 1.0 contact hours for the optional pain session.
SICU Conference: Stitching Evidence into Practice
  • February 17, 2015, 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Kensington Court Hotel, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 7.0 contact hours for nursing will be provided
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.
Dean's Research Day 2014 (sponsored by the School of Nursing and supported by Rho Chapter)
  • March 30, 2015 - 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
  • More information coming soon!
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!)

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

  • Applications are due September 30, 2014 for grant awards up to $2,500.

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

Institute for Professional Nursing/Rho Chapter Fall Continuing Education Event

  • Thursday, October 16, 2014; 5:00 - 8:45 p.m.

 

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