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Awards and Grants

Congratulations to 2013 Recipients

 2013 Excellence Award Recipients

  • Nurse Educator: Julia Bourg from Terrebonne General Medical General
  • Nurse Clinician: Kerrie Redmond from Terrebonne General Medical Center
  • Nurse Leader: Lucetta Sweet from Terrebonne General Medical Center

 

2013 Research Award Recipients

  • Jeanne Hamner MSN, RN and Amanda Eymard DNS, RN were awarded a grant for the contribution to the advancement of nursing research in collaboration with a senior nursing honor student regarding a health-care associated infection, Clostridium Difficile, caused by broad-spectrum antibiotics often prescribed by healthcare providers.

Awards

Each spring, Xi Zeta presents chapter awards to recognize excellence in education, nursing practice and leadership.

General Criteria of Award Recipients:

  • A registered nurse with at least one year of practice in either the clinical, educational or leadership setting.
  • A member of at least one professional organization.

Criteria for Award for Excellence in Education:

  • Receives recognition as a nursing educator.
  • Develops/utilizes innovative approaches to nursing education, demonstrating excellence in teaching.
  • Enhances the image of nursing through the effects of teaching.
  • Advances the science of nursing through clarifying, refining and/or expanding the knowledge base of nursing.

Criteria for Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice:

  • Receives recognition as a nursing clinician.
  • Develops/utilizes innovative approaches to nursing practice, yielding quality nursing care.
  • Enhances the image of nursing through nursing practice.
  • Impacts the practice of nursing through communication.

Criteria for Award for Leadership:

  • Receives local, national and/or international recognition as a nursing leader in education, practice, administration and/or research.
  • Influences leadership in nursing through visionary and innovative approaches to leadership.
  • Creates an environment that enhances the image of nursing/nurses.
  • Participates in the development of nursing leaders and leadership.

Criteria for Sigma Theta Tau Xi Zeta Leadership Scholarship:

  • Be a Sigma Theta Tau Xi Zeta inductee.
  • Be a graduating senior enrolled in the Leadership and Management course at Nicholls State University.
  • Achieve the highest grade in the Leadership and Management Course.

Grants

Xi Zeta also awards research grants yearly.

Purpose:

  • To encourage nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through research.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Registered nurse with a current license.
  • Submit a completed research application package.
  • Ready to implement research project when funding is received.
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