Technology, Leadership and Professional Development: A Virtual Nursing Honor Society for Distance Learners

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308568
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Technology, Leadership and Professional Development: A Virtual Nursing Honor Society for Distance Learners
Author(s):
Spadaro, Kathleen; Wolf, Debra; Stevens, Emily; Doas, Michelle; Slade, Julie; Hunker, Diane F.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Theta Mu
Author Details:
Kathleen Spadaro, PhD, RN, kspadaro@chatham.edu; Debra Wolf, PhD, MSN, RN; Emily Stevens, PhD, RN, WHNP, FNP-BC; Michelle Doas, MSN, EdD; Julie Slade, RN, DNP; Diane F. Hunker, PhD, MBA, RN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Components of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) mission, including commitment, knowledge, leadership and professionalism, were considered during the construction of a virtual Nursing Honor Society (NHS) for distance nursing students at a private, mid-sized university.  A task force of faculty members, all members of various STTI chapters, embarked on a two year journey to create a NHS for their distance nursing students. The long term goals of these efforts were to offer an honor society that commended excellence in scholarship, patient care, and leadership, and ultimately apply for STTI chapter status.  Besides support from STTI, university and Department of Nursing administration support was elicited and interprofessional collaboration and technology assistance were necessary.  The outcomes of the project included:  recognition as a  university student organization, design of a NHS logo, creation of NHS pins and certificates, recording of three virtual induction ceremonies, guest speakers at two induction ceremonies, offering of  two open business meetings through a toll-fee conference number,  bi-annual reviews by the governance committee of qualified applicants, occurrence of  monthly teleconference planning meetings by the leadership succession and scholarship/education/technology committees, presentation of a virtual poster session, technology how-to section on website, and the development of an Advisory Council.  To provide feedback and evaluation of NHS activities, an anonymous survey tool to membership was utilized.  Other virtual scholarship activities in the planning stages include a monthly leadership corner, a journal club, and a community project.  Future goals focus on achieving STTI chapter status with application submission in February 2013, joint virtual educational offerings with local and distance STTI chapters, and offering scholarship opportunities with continuing education credits for NHS membership participation nationally and globally.
Keywords:
nursing honor society; techology; virtual
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTechnology, Leadership and Professional Development: A Virtual Nursing Honor Society for Distance Learnersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSpadaro, Kathleenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWolf, Debraen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStevens, Emilyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDoas, Michelleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSlade, Julieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHunker, Diane F.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTheta Muen_GB
dc.author.detailsKathleen Spadaro, PhD, RN, kspadaro@chatham.edu; Debra Wolf, PhD, MSN, RN; Emily Stevens, PhD, RN, WHNP, FNP-BC; Michelle Doas, MSN, EdD; Julie Slade, RN, DNP; Diane F. Hunker, PhD, MBA, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308568-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Components of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) mission, including commitment, knowledge, leadership and professionalism, were considered during the construction of a virtual Nursing Honor Society (NHS) for distance nursing students at a private, mid-sized university.  A task force of faculty members, all members of various STTI chapters, embarked on a two year journey to create a NHS for their distance nursing students. The long term goals of these efforts were to offer an honor society that commended excellence in scholarship, patient care, and leadership, and ultimately apply for STTI chapter status.  Besides support from STTI, university and Department of Nursing administration support was elicited and interprofessional collaboration and technology assistance were necessary.  The outcomes of the project included:  recognition as a  university student organization, design of a NHS logo, creation of NHS pins and certificates, recording of three virtual induction ceremonies, guest speakers at two induction ceremonies, offering of  two open business meetings through a toll-fee conference number,  bi-annual reviews by the governance committee of qualified applicants, occurrence of  monthly teleconference planning meetings by the leadership succession and scholarship/education/technology committees, presentation of a virtual poster session, technology how-to section on website, and the development of an Advisory Council.  To provide feedback and evaluation of NHS activities, an anonymous survey tool to membership was utilized.  Other virtual scholarship activities in the planning stages include a monthly leadership corner, a journal club, and a community project.  Future goals focus on achieving STTI chapter status with application submission in February 2013, joint virtual educational offerings with local and distance STTI chapters, and offering scholarship opportunities with continuing education credits for NHS membership participation nationally and globally.en_GB
dc.subjectnursing honor societyen_GB
dc.subjecttechologyen_GB
dc.subjectvirtualen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:33:01Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:33:01Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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