Sigma Theta Tau International

Kappa Eta Chapter

Honor Society of Nursing

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Kappa Eta Chapter President: Antonio Viera



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.

For instance, in 2009, four of its members went to the Dominican Republic as part of a humanitarian trip. In January 2010, Chapter faculty counselor, Dr. Patricia Joffe co-led a group of 18 RN-BSN students - 15 of them were Kappa Eta members - went for the second humanitrarian trip, setting up nurse-managed clinics in the Dominican Republic. In January 2012, 12 RN-BSN students provided humanitarian care in the bateys of the Dominican Republic. Then again, in January 2013, 19 RN-BSN students along with Faculty Advisor Patricia Joffe and Chapter President, Antonio Viera returned to the Dominican Republic to provide nurse-managed clinical services with local physicians and distribute goods to the indigenous communities.

Most recently, in January 2014, Timothy Aldrich and Nodeen Glen led 14 RN-BSN students, along with RN volunteers from Jersey City Medical Center, and physician volunteer, Mark Watson to provide mission health services in San Pedro de Marcos, Dominican Republic.

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.

Sharing your time and talent with Kappa Eta is always most welcome!

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For more information and questions, feel free to contact President Antonio Viera via email:

You may also send us stories, news, announcements, photos and reports you would like to share with other members.



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Kappa Eta was awarded their 3rd Chapter Key award at the last Biennium November 2009 in Indianapolis. The award was presented to Chapter President, Tara Mazzone by Carol Houston. This award signifies a vibrant chapter committed to scholarship, service and leadership.


picture of terri hilgherTerri Hilger accepted the 4th Chapter Key award in behalf of Kappa Eta Chapter at the 41st Biennial Convention, Dallas Texas on October 30, 2011. Acknowledgment to Wendy Watson, chair of the Key Award Committee and to the committee members.


picture of Dr. joffe Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Joffe, recipient of the Mary Ann Rooney Award for Outstanding Leadership Award. It was presented at the Founder's Day Dinner in October 2010 at Rutger's Club.






dianaCongratulations Christine Quiray, RN-BSN 2014 graduate, for being the recipient of Martha A. Flynn Award for Nursing Excellence presented at the March 30, 2014 Induction Brunch.






Congratulations to Kappa Eta Chapter as recipient of the Region 14 Showcase of Regional Excellence 2012-2014.