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Huge congratulations to the inspiring recipients of the 2018 STTI Delta Chapter annual awards. Although criteria varied depending on the category, Delta Chapter recipients were selected, overall, based off their academic success, impact on the community, exemplary clinical experience, and their significant contributions to the profession of nursing.

Pictured, here, alongside David Martin, Delta Chapter's Awards Chairman, and listed, below, are the recipients for each category:

BSN Award - Tomi Miller
MSN Award - Joan Benson
DNAP Award -Jennifer Hopkins
DNP Award - Heide Chaney
Community Leader Award - Marge Bott
Clinical Excellence Award - Samantha Johnson


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A Greeting from the STTI Delta Chapter President -
Dear STTI Delta Chapter Members,

My name is Tona Leiker, the 2017 - 2019 term STTI Delta Chapter President. To let you know a little bit about myself, I am a registered professional nurse and nurse practitioner (CNS) with three degrees in nursing: BSN, MN, and PhD. My professional interests are aligned with creating high-performing organizations that advance the profession of nursing and improve global healthcare. I have a deep passion for advancing nursing standards and compliance in locations where nurses are employed or being educated.


I have lived in Kansas my entire life, am married to my high-school sweetheart, and we have two grown children who each have two children. Our grandchildren all 7 years and under. Our family lives within 30 minutes of each other in the Kansas City area. I love participating in and watching the grandchildren grow and change.

I have been a member of the nursing honor society since 1978. I became a charter chapter member of STTI in 1979 and have remained a member since that time, often serving on a committee or the local Board. I love that Sigma attracts practitioners, scholars, teachers, and administrators from around the world. The organization's apolitical stand resonates with me, yet, at the same time, key projects are addressing social determinants of health around the world. I am looking forward to a great year!

Best,
Tona Leiker
STTI Delta Chapter President

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Chapter News

  • Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention

    There are just 8 spots left for the KC Chapter Collaborative Sigma event on Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention on Oct 12th. Please reach out to Tona Leiker via email if you are still interested in attending. Her email is tleiker@kumc.edu.
  • Founders' Day & 90 Minutes of Community Service

    As a part of celebrating Founders' Day, the Sigma Theta Tau International President, Beth Tigges, has invited us all to participate in 90 minutes of some form of community service throughout this October. We invite you to share with the chapter how you have or plan to engage in 90 minutes of community service during October on our discussion board. We want to hear about the different ways that Delta Chapter members are making a difference in our communities.
  • Delta Chapter Benefit

    In celebration of Founder's Day, we are hosting a Delta Chapter Benefit at Cafe Trio October 8th. You will need to present our marketing flier to your server for 15% of your purchase to go to Delta Chapter. Click here to find a downloadable PDF of the marketing flier.

    We look forward to seeing you there!
  • Connecting Online with Delta Chapter

    For your convenience, request to join our Facebook group by searching "Sigma Theta Tau International - Delta Chapter." We disseminate similar information on our Facebook page as we do on our chapter website.

    Additionally, be sure to update your STTI profile. Most importantly, ensure your STTI profile's email address is your personal email instead of work/school, in the event your place of work changes or you graduate.
  • August 2018 Delta Chapter Spotlight goes to.... YOU!

    In anticipation of Delta Chapter's Sigma webpage being featured on The Circle, the professional networking site of Sigma Theta Tau International, as Chapter Website of the Month, we would like to put the August 2018 Delta Chapter Spotlight on all of our active chapter members. We invite all of our active members to post on this discussion board thread a response to the following prompt:

    What are your nursing aspirations?

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