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WELCOME TO NU XI AT-LARGE CHAPTER     

A chapter within Region One of Sigma, Nu Xi at-Large Chapter was chartered in 1992 and is affiliated with three university schools of nursing in the San Francisco East Bay Area: California State University East Bay, Holy Names University, and Samuel Merritt University. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2017-18, Nu Xi at-Large took the bold step of incorporating as a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation in California on November 15, 2017.  In recognition of its efforts to engage members and to collaborate with other Sigma Chapters, Nu Xi received its 10th Chapter Key Award in November 2021.

Our 30th Anniversary (1992-2022) Photo Album  
is complet
e!  The pdf of the 85-page album and an order form to obtain a printed copy of the album are in the Nu Xi Library under Historical Documents: https://lnkd.in/g9rCYSx2

2022 Annual Fundraising Campaign

One year ago, the Nu Xi at-Large board of directors approved a plan to subsidize the induction fees of prelicensure undergraduate nursing students who self-identify as having substantial financial hardships. We asked for your help to fund these subsidies and you responded!  We raised enough funds to assist 48 students with their Sigma/Nu Xi induction fees and these were distributed among our three universities. Considering this generosity, we did not hold a 2021 general scholarship fundraising drive, but we still awarded nine $1,000 scholarships in addition to the subsidies.  

This year, we have decided to make it a single “ask.” Our 2022-2023 budget includes $9,000 for scholarships plus $2,000 for subsidies. This subsidy amount would cover the $80 International component of the induction fees for 25 students. The student inductees will be responsible for paying the remaining $40 Nu Xi at-Large Chapter fee. Board members believe that students payment of the $40 portion of the membership dues is an important demonstration of commitment by new members as we seek to recruit diverse, active, long-standing members into our ranks. This year, we are including all prelicensure students eligible for induction: traditional BSNs, accelerated BSNs, and entry-level MSNs.

Please take a minute to contribute to this important campaign.  One hundred percent of your donation to this Nu Xi fundraising campaign will go to scholarships and subsidies.

Nu Xi is a tax-exempt organization (Fed tax ID, 82-3108186) as per Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are used to further our tax-exempt purpose. No goods, services, or benefits other than the joy of giving to a worthy organization are provided in exchange for this contribution. 

You can donate at this PayPal link: PayPal Nu Xi  or you can mail a check made out to Nu Xi at-Large to: Haesook Kim, PhD, RN, Treasurer, Nu Xi at-Large, 2327 New Lake Place, Martinez CA 94553.

Thank you in advance for your support of the next generation of Nu Xi/Sigma members and leaders.

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  • SMU Counselor Sibson-Tuan wins Beamer Award

    SMU President Ching-Hua Wang announced their 2022-2023 Beamer Award Winners including Nu Xi at-Large Member and Oakland Campus BSN/ABSN Counselor Elizabeth Sibson-Tuan for her “Connect To Meds” Project for chronically unhoused individuals.

    The Scott Beamer Endowed Memorial Fund is an award intended to stimulate and support faculty, staff, and student involvement in community service. The selected projects provide important health care to the community and align with SMU’s values of compassionate care, health equity, and community service.

  • Nu Xi Elections

    Many thanks to the Leadership Succession Committee Dr. Edith Jenkins-Weinrub, Dr. Wacheera Davis, and Chair Dr. Anna Mullins for preparing a slate of candidates. Voting was completed on May 12.

    Positions currently unfilled consist of the counselor for CSUEB Concord Campus and President-Elect. Anyone wishing to run for office or serve on a committee should contact president@nu-xi-chapter-sigma.org

    Election Results—May, 2022

    Audrey Berman,.President, 1 year: 7/1/2022-6/30/2023
    Grace Lopez-Cox, Vice-president SMU,1 year: 7/1/2022-6/30/2023
    Rhonda Ramirez, Secretary, 2 years: 7/1/2022-6/30/2024
    Barbara Maerz,  Counselor CSUEB: Hayward, 2 years: 7/1/2022-6/30/2024
    Maria Ronquillo, Counselor SMU: San Francisco Peninsula, 2 years: 7/1/2022-6/30/2024
    Elizabeth Sibson-Tuan, Oakland BSN/ABSN, 2 years: 7/1/2022-6/30/2024
    Wanda Johnson, Leadership Succession Committee, 2 years: 7/1/2022-6/30/2024
    Robinetta Wheeler, Leadership Succession Committee, 2 years: 7/1/2022-6/30/2024

    Many, many thanks to the leaders completing their service on the board at this time:

    Nora Chavez, MSN, RN
    Wacheera Davis, DNP, MSN, MBA
    Barbara Doss, MSN, RN
    Anna Mullins, PhD, RN
    Tenzin Sharzur, BSN, RN

  • Nu Xi gets 10th Chapter Key Award

    Past-president Cynthia Stacy, Counselor and Governance Committee Chair Daniel Doolan, and Treasurer Haesook Kim represented us at the 100 year Anniversary 46th Sigma Biennial Conference in Indianapolis November 2021.