Each biennium, Sigma installs a new president at the international level.  At the 47th Biennial Convention in November, 2023. Dr. Sandra Garmon Bibb was introduced as the 35th president of Sigma. 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 2023-2025 Sigma organizational call to action is to Represent. We are asked to represent our unique and shared contributions to our profession by Reflecting, Respecting, and Responding. I encourage all members to read more about this call to action on the Sigma website. Organizational Call to Action 2023-2025 (sigmanursing.org)

I’m honored to lead the chapter in this biennium and look forward to how we can Represent together.  I would love for you to share your ideas in our discussion board, or at our upcoming programs.  Of course, you can always email us at: psiupsilonchapter@wgu.edu

Laura Simmons PhD, RN, CNE
President, Psi Upsilon Chapter of Sigma (#546)

Psi Upsilon Member Highlight

The Psi Upsilon chapter highlights chapter president Dr. Laura Simmons this quarter. She has been a member of Sigma since 1988 and is currently a member of Eta Theta, Beta Theta at-large, and Psi Upsilon chapters. Recently, Dr. Simmons represented the chapter at the Biennial convention as both delegate and presenter. She has also recently presented at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Transform conference, the National League for Nursing (NLN) Education Summit, and regional Sigma conferences. Her research interests include supporting the success of graduate nursing students, facilitating a growth mindset for nursing students and faculty, and promoting a joyful work environment. Dr. Simmons received her BSN and MSN from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and her PhD from the University of Memphis. She resides in Tennessee and holds the lead instructor position in the Leavitt School of Health at Western Governors University. 

She is joined by fellow chapter members and past Sigma International Board president, Dr. Ken Dion, receiving the chapter's third chapter key award at the biennial convention in November. L to R. Dr. Carole Liske, Dr. Ron Carpio, Kristen McVerry, Laura Simmons, Dr. Deborah Dillard, and Dr. Ken Dion. 


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Chapter News

  • April 11th program

    Cracking the code to documentation.

    Join us on April 11th at 6 pm MT for this program offered in collaboration with the Gamma Tau at-large chapter. The speakers will be Heidi Gustus and Barbara True, both experts in nursing and the legal aspects of nursing documentation. They will provide timely and critical information to support clinical nurses, nurse educators, and nurse scholars on this critical topic.  

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