Welcome to Phi Epsilon Chapter at the George Washington University School of Nursing!

About Us

Members in ActionPhi Epsilon Chapter is based in George Washington University chartered on March 24th, 2011.  It is a virtual chapter serving members from various states all over the US and Canada.
The chapter board officers believe:  
                     Membership experience is enriched by participation.  
                               We communicate to connect, connect to advance.

To learn more about the benefits of STTI, please click the links below:
What's in it for me? A recorded webcast (9:06)

An Honor To Join video (6:03)
A Benefit to Belong  video (8:24)

We welcome you to be active members in our virtual chapter. Let's get connected! Where in the world are other Phi Epsilon members? Join our interactive map.  Stay in touch by posting in our chapter website, Like us in Facebook or follow us in Twitter.




44th Biennial Convention- Oct 28 to Nov 1, 2017- Indianapolis, Ind. -- Update

Congratulations to all of our award winners and presenters: Dean Pamela Jeffries for Founder's Award for Excellence in Creativity; Associate Dean Janice Hoffman for Capstone International Book Award; Dr. Christine Pintz, Dr. Laurie Posey, and GW Inter-professional Collaborative for Best Practice Technology Award; Dr. Karen Wyche who was an honorary inductee; Esther Emard for presenting "A Nurse Practitioner's Innovative, Value Approach to Redesigning Access to End-of-Life Care;" and Drs. Pamela Slaven-Lee and Malinda Whitlow, for poster presentations and participation in the Nurse Leadership Academy. We appreciate other Sigma members who participated, presented and supported colleagues. 



Award Winners

Best Practice in Technology Award - Christine Pintz, PhD, FNP and Laurie Posey, EdD (Associates Professors at GWSON)

Interprofessional Care for People With Multiple Chronic Conditions
Interprofessional Education Collaborative
The George Washington University
District of Columbia, USA

Founders Award/Edith Moore Copeland Award for Excellence in Creativity - Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Dean of Nursing
The George Washington University School of Nursing
District of Columbia, USA

The Capstone International Nursing Book Award - Janice Hoffman PhD (Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs), RN, ANEF and Nancy Sullivan, DNP, RN

Medical-Surgical Nursing: Making Connections to Practice
The George Washington University School of Nursing
F. A. Davis Company
Pennsylvania, USA

Honorary Sigma Theta Tau member induction

Sigma Theta Tau International Board of Directors has overwhelmingly voted to induct Dr. Karen Wyche, Research Professor at George Washington University School of Nursing, as an Honorary Member. Honorary stature is conferred by the board of directors on those who demonstrate superior achievement in a chosen field and a commitment to the ideals and concerns of nursing. She exemplifies these qualifications through her work and dedication. It is our honor to celebrate Karen for working to increase the number and diversity of nursing professionals serving urban, suburban, and rural communities and helping students graduate with a BSN degree.


Workforce Research

Dear Sigma Members,

The organizers of Research and Policy Brown Bag discussion, Diana Mason and Jeongyoung Park, cordially invite you to join us at our next monthly meeting on November 28. This activity is through the GWSON Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement.

As the first in our series, Dr. Patricia (Polly) Pittman highlights current workforce related research conducted by GW HWRC funded by the HRSA; opportunity to collaboration; and pressing policy issues related to workforce.  

Presenter: Patricia (Polly) Pittman, PhD

  • Time & Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 12pm-1pm
  • Location: Foggy Bottom Large Conference Room and via WebEx. (GWSON Faculty have recieved the WebEx link via email from Jeongyoung Park already. If you are not GWSON faculty and would like to attend in person or via WebEx- kindly RSVP by email to Dr. Arlene Pericak, Phi Epsilon Chapter President of STTI, Kaitlin19@gwu.edu.)

Patricia (Polly) Pittman, Vice Chair of the National Advisory Council, is Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University. She is also the co-director of the GW Health Workforce Institute and is the PI for the HRSA-funded Health Workforce Research Center. Dr. Pittman teaches and focuses her research on health workforce policy. Her recent focus is on workforce innovations in the context of system change. She has provided research support for the RWJF Initiative on the Future of Nursing and with support from the MacArthur Foundation, has led a series of studies examining the recruitment of foreign-educated health professionals to the U.S. Prior to joining the Department of Health Policy in 2010, she taught comparative health systems at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and served as Executive Vice President of Academy Health. Over the years, she has worked as a consultant on health systems research for the Pan American Health Organization, WHO’s Tropical Disease Research Program, World Bank, Johns Hopkins University, and multiple foundations.


Research Consortium

Our Chapter with four other Chapters (Catholic University, Georgetown, George Mason and Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences) sponsored the Washington Regional Nursing Research Consortium on November 16, 2017 at The Catholic University of America. Our board member, Majeda El-Banna chaired the Abstract Review Committee. GW students presented posters. Pamela J. Fess, Tina K. Humbel and Amy Goad did a podium presentation on “Retrospective Study on Preventable Fatalities in the Line of Duty.”




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Chapter News

  • Welcome and Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Phi Epsilon Board

    Recently the Phi Epsilon Chapter elected its 2017-2018 Board of Directors. Please join me in welcoming and congratulating them.
    President: Arlene Pericak, MS, DA, FNP-C, FAANP
    Vice-President: Cameron Hogg, DNP
    Secretary: Kimberly Demirhan, BSN
    Treasurer: Dr. Jonathon A. Brown, DNP
    Research and Leadership Succession Chair: Dr. Majeda El-Banna, PhD
    Membership Involvement Chair: Dr. Adrian Cole-Williams, DNP
    Governance Chair - Michelle Bichko, DNP
    Graduate Counselor - Esther Emard, MSN
    Undergraduate Counselor - Cathi Wilson Cox, PhD
    Research Committee members: Cheryl Bearringer, NP & Jonathon Brown, DNP
    Governance Committee Members:
    Stephanie Wolterman, MSN, Cathi Wilson Cox, PhD, Cheryl Berringer

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