Each biennium, Sigma installs a new president at the international level. At the 46
Biennial Convention, Dr. Ken Dion was introduced as the 34th
president of Sigma. Dr. Dion is of particular interest to Psi Upsilon because when we were chartered as the 546th
chapter, Dr. Dion was our chartering officer. Each biennium, the Sigma Board of Directors and the President present an organizational call to action to help guide members and chapters as we strive to fulfill our mission. The 2021-2023 call to action asks us to be bold
. Specifically, we are called to challenge the status quo of operating in the silos of practice. The 2021-2023 call accurately notes that the pandemic exposed global inequities in societies, healthcare delivery systems, and within nursing. The changes resulting from these exposures require nursing to collaborate even beyond healthcare. This call-to-action highlights three critical domains where nurses can influence decisions about nursing, populations, and the planet: economics, technology,
Being bold does not have to be brash, inflammatory, or confrontational. Boldness doesn’t require us to be the loudest voice in the room – it does, however, require you to step outside your comfort zone and your silo to engage with others to influence change. Boldness requires you to be informed with facts. It requires knowledge and leadership. And, it requires love, honor, and courage.
How will Psi Upsilon be bold in the biennium? How will you be bold in your own practice? Nurses are advocates, but how will you advocate for the future? How will we work together to advocate to abolish inequities within societies, healthcare systems, and within nursing?
I’m honored to lead the chapter in this biennium and look forward to how we can be bold together. I would love for you to share your bold ideas in our discussion board, or at our upcoming programs. Of course, you can always email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing the boldness of our members!
Janeen Berndt, DNP, ACNS-BC, CNE, CHSE
President, Psi Upsilon Chapter of Sigma (#546)
Psi Upsilon Member Highlight
CONGRATULATIONS to Carole Liske!
The Psi Upsilon chapter is proud to announce the election of our chapter past-president Carole Liske to the Sigma International Board of Directors. Carole was elected to serve as Regional Chapters Coordinating Committee Chair for a second term. This is an extraordinary honor that represents Carole’s commitment to nursing excellence and Sigma Theta Tau.
We are very proud of Carole and wish her the best as she serves Sigma for the next biennium.
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