Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Iota Alpha Chapter: Member Achievements Spring 2012 Ashley Perone BSN and Raissa Lynn Sanchez BSN are the United Nations and STTI Youth Representatives The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) has appointed two Youth Representatives to the United Nations (U.N.). Ashley Perone, BSN, RN, and Raissa Lynn Sanchez, BSN, RN, will represent STTI as part of a new Youth Representatives program from the U.N. which permits Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to appoint two youth leaders. Ashley and Raissa will work closely with STTI member Holly Shaw, PhD, RN, who frequently represents STTI at the U.N., and the Chairperson of the U.N. and Global Health Advisory Council, Dr. Tara Hulsey. Ashley Perone, BSN, RN Raissa Lynn Sanchez, BSN, RN Ashley and Raissa will attend briefings, special sessions and other meetings designed specifically for youth leaders representing members of their NGO organizations. Raissa will communicate with STTI members with blogs posted on RNL and Twitter. Youth Representatives will serve through the duration of the biennium. What's a Youth Representative? A Youth Representative is a person appointed by an NGO to represent the organization at the U.N. They will get U.N. ground passes and invitations to briefings. To quality, the Youth Representatives must be between the ages of 18-24 years old and serve a two-year term. Nadine Aktan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, APN, Joanne Fagan, PhD, and Craig Sorkin, BSN, RN published (2012)Characterizing Encounter Data for Patients Using an Indigent Medical Clinic in the The Journal of Nurse Practitioners, Volume 8, Issue 1, 32-37 Nadine Aktan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, APN was awarded the Iota Alpha Chapter Research Award and Pre-sented, Assessing the Quality of Primary Care Provided to an Indigent Population: A Model of Faculty Practice” at the STTI Iota Alpha Chapter Annual Nursing Research Day April 26, 2012 and the WPU Annual Scholarship and Research Day April 5, 2012. Claire Donaghy, PhD, RN, CCRN, APN, CNE, has passed the national Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination sponsored by the National League for Nursing (NLN). She also will present Integration of QSEN Competencies in a Nursing Leadership Seminar Course at the QSEN National Forum in Tucson, AZ on May 31, 2012. Cheryl Hollema, DNP, APN, C - Presented Faculty Development in Clinical Simulation at the 2012 Simulation in Healthcare held at Drexel University Conference in Ft Lauderdale, FL on 3/22/12 Kem Louie, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, APN, CNE, FAAN, Presented Nursing Education Partnerships to In-crease Nurse Faculty in New Jersey at American Association of Colleges in Nursing (AACN) 2012 Master's Education Conference in San Antonio, TX. March 2, 2012. Kem Louie, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, APN, CNE, FAAN Presented “Evaluation of a Logic Model to Increase Nurse Faculty” at the WPU Annual Scholarship and Research Day April 5, 2012 Brenda Marshall, EdD, MSN, NE-BC, NP-BC, presented “Effects of educational support on nurse us-age on a hospital-based internet nurse resource center” at the 30th Annual International Interprofessional Technology Conference Sponsored by Rutgers College of Nursing in New Brunswick New Jersey- April 18, 2012. Brenda Marshall, EdD, MSN, NE-BC, NP-BC, Katherine Roberts, Joseph Donnelly, and Imani Rutledge will be presenting Evaluation of Knowledge and Attitudes towards Alcohol Policies by College Fresh-men at the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research in Atlantic City, New Jersey USA April 23-25, 2012. Lizy Mathew, PhD, RN presented a poster, Integration of QSEN competencies in a Nursing Course at the QSEN National Forum in Tuczon, AZ, May 31, 2012. Karen Phillips EdD, RN, ICCE, IBCLC published (2011) Instructional Improvement Through Profession-al Development (with Balan, Manko, & Phillips) in Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal, 5 (2), 1-18. She also presented an abstract poster” Improving Breastfeeding Continuation Rates” at New Jersey's Maternal Child Health Consortia Conference at Monmouth University June, 2012. Janet Tracy, PhD, RN, CNE lead and participated in the Cheerful Heart Dental Mission, to Restaura-ción, Dominican Republic and Tilory, Haiti. The team includes nursing graduate Catherine Pichardo WP '11 and senior nursing students Cindy Moncada and D.J. Schnabel. March 19 – 23, 2012. Elizabeth Van Dyk, DNP, RN, NP-C, APRN-BC, Presented “Teaching Pharmacology Online- Pearls of Wisdom and Lessons Learned for Content Dense Courses” at NJ Edge Faculty Showcase at William Paterson University, March 16, 2012. She also presented “Improving Outcomes of Persons with Type 2 Diabetes through Self-Management Education” at the Eastern Nursing Research Society Confer-ence, March 29, 2012. STTI- Iota Alpha Chapter Members Victoria Collins and Yjie Eboras presented, “Gracias, Senora: Medical Mission to the Dominican Re-public” at the WPU Annual Scholarship and Research Day April 5, 2012.