About Us

  Phi 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)
Here is a welcome video by your President, Arlene Pericak and your Vice President, Cameron Hogg. This is a new member orientation to help you understand how you can get involved and take advantage of your new membership. Please take a moment to listen to this 4 minute video

New member orientation video (4:02)

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.





Spring Washington Regional Nursing Research Consortium meeting

Registration is now open (free) for the spring meeting March 26, Tuesday, 1-4 PM at George Mason University with a keynote by Geri Lamb, PhD, RN, FAAN.  Bellow you will find the flyer and links to the website and Eventbrite registration. Organizers are exploring possible webcast so more details to follow.  This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  Please plan to attend! 
Registration at: 


SAVE THE DATE: Health Policy Lecture series

Health Policy 
Leadership Lecture Series
March 26 @ 1 p.m.

Dr. Terry Fulmer serves as the president for the John A. Hartford Foundation and will discuss age-friendly health systems. If you would like to connect virtually, you can via Facebook at MelissaBPhD page.
→ Register now!


SAVE THE DATE: Virtual Business Meeting

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter invites you to our virtual business meeting on Friday, March 29 from noon to 1 pm. Angela Patterson DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer, CVS Minute Clinic, Vice President; CVS Health and Nicole Green, Director of Strategic Affiliates and Virtual Health, CVS Minute Clinic will be our guest speakers. They will be discussing Innovations in Care Delivery: the Growing Role of Virtual Health.  WebEx will be sent a week before the event. No need to register for this event. Please note this is a virtual meeting only. For questions, contact Dr. Arlene Pericak Kaitlin19@gwu.edu

Here is the link for the Webex:

Phi Epsilon Chapter Meeting
Friday, March 29, 2019
12:00 pm  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)  |  1 hr
Meeting number (access code): 736 568 101
Meeting password: kFcq2R

When it's time, click here to join the meeting.


Health Work Environment Conference

Our members at the Sigma Healthy Work Environment Conference presented the following, Feb 2019. This was a popular conference with over 500 participants, and all seats were taken.

  1. Wellbeing initiative for Online Nursing Students (presentation)by  Arlene Pericak, MS, DA, FNP-C, FAANP, Associate Professor of Nursing, The George Washington University and Angela M. McNelis, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, ANEF, CNE, Professor and Associate Dean for Scholarship, Innovation & Clinical Science.

Graduate on-line students are challenged with work-life balance and need support to maintain well-being and prevent burn out. By attending this session, you will hear what we found and what students want regarding wellness and well-being. You will learn about our well-being initiative for online nursing students.  

  1. The Journey to Building a Healthy Work Environment through promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (presentation). by Sandra Davis, PhD, DPM, ACNP-BC, Associate Professor, George Washington University School of Nursing, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Sydnae W. Law, MHA | Manager, Acute & Chronic Care Community, The George Washington University School of Nursing and Esther Emard, MSN, RN, MSLIR, ADT, Graduate Faculty, GW School of Nursing, Adjunct Instructor, GW School of Medicine & Health Science


Diverse environments provide greater productivity, innovation, understanding and value to an organization. However, creating a diverse environment is just the first step to achieving these benefits. Organizations must create cultures where people with diverse characteristics can thrive. Members must feel included, respected and valued to do their best work.

  1. Designing, Developing and Deploying a Healthy Work and Learning Environment (poster and rapid presentation) by Sandra Davis and Sydnae Law.

This presentation demonstrates how a faculty leader and a staff leader partnered to lead an Advisory Council in developing processes and recommendations for creating and sustaining a healthy work environment. It focuses on leadership characteristics and emphasizes evidence-based strategies for translating ideas into a practical road map for action.

  1. Suicide: It’s no longer “someone else’s” disease (poster and rapid presentation) by Marianne Hess, MSN, RN, CCRN, Professional Development & Education Department, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA

Suicide rates have increased in the USA. Unhealthy work environments such as bullying, moral distress and compassion fatigue are risk factors. How can we enhance the nurse's professional well-being?


To view both poster and oral presentations, visit the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository (Henderson Repository) and look for your favorite session(s), if the submitting presenter gave us permission to post his or her material. Here is the link to the Creating Healthy Work Environments 2019 (CHWE19) collection: http://bit.ly/CHWE19Repository.



 Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement

Are you interested in developing the right health and social policies? Check out https://nursing.gwu.edu/health-policy-media-engagement for more information on the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at the GW School of Nursing.

If you are interested in evidence-based news discussing the latest world effects of healthcare and health policy, check out; HealthCetera, the voice of The George Washington University School of Nursing’s Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement




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