Sigma Theta Tau International
In its Vision 2020, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) states that by 2020 this will be the organization of choice for scholarships, knowledge and leadership for nurses globally. Kappa Eta chapter supports this goal through active involvement in leadership development, fundraising efforts for academic scholarships, and commitment to international and local community health services.
Kappa Eta partnered with New City Kids of Jersey City. Their vision is to set inner city children on a path of transformation that will carry them forward in their lives. Their philosophy is “You are valuable” and communicated in a purpose driven, structured and supportive environment. A three day workshop “Staying Mentally Healthy” began in April 2016. Our partnership with New City Kids also included initiating a toy drive where we collected five large bags filled with toys for children of all ages. Kappa Eta is also planning a workshop in Fall 2016 on “Staying Financially Healthy” for it up coming graduates and in spring 2017 a seminar on Bullying in the School.
Since 2012, Kappa Eta participated in the walk to end Alzheimer’s walk at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ. We walk as a team in hopes of raising awareness and supporting a Kappa Eta member whose mother suffers from the disease. The 2016 walk will be held on Saturday, October 1.
Our chapter also participated in the UN day where members toured the building and had a briefing about global health issues. Carol Huston, STTI president, acknowledged the importance of the event by her attendance and presentation. Chapter past president, Tara Mazzone, accompanied several members from District 14 Washington D.C. to celebrate the Year of the Nurse and Florence Nightingale. Kappa Eta members have access to a multitude of learning experiences and opportunities in our area. Since 2012, Kappa Eta chapter participates each year in the Alzheimer’s Walk at Liberty State Park in Jersey City for fundraising efforts.