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.
Nu Xi Pre-licensure Student Scholarship Awards
Nu Xi members is funding nine prelicensure BSN nursing student scholarships of $1,000 each for the 2021-2022 academic year for students at our three affiliated universities. The number of awards for each school is based on the size of enrollment, with five scholarship going to students at Samuel Merritt University, two to California State University, and two to Holy Names University.
The two Holy Names students who received a scholarship this spring are:
Ikenna Kuba. "I am from Lagos, Nigeria currently residing in San Jose. I come from a family of 7 and I am the second to last child. I intended to be a doctor at first, but when I arrived in the United States, I immediately learned that what I had envisaged was really the duty of a nurse. I applied for a summer internship program at UCLA, which was an incredible experience that reassured me about nursing. It was my first introduction to nurses who shared their experiences, and from their stories of compassion and optimism, my enthusiasm for this field evolved.
My end goal is to work as an ICU/OR nurse and then return to school to become a CRNA. Most importantly, I'd like to return to Nigeria to teach health care professionals how to use evidence-based practices to enhance patient care and push for more affordable health care. Or at the very least, try to raise greater awareness in order to ignite change."
Eva Mellion is a wife of 23 years and a mother of eight children. She has been an LVN for over 10 years. "I am very appreciative to have been chosen to receive the $1000 scholarship from Sigma's Nu Xi Chapter for undergraduate nursing students. This helps financially as I pursue my goal of attaining my Registered Nursing License. The nursing program at Holy Names University is very challenging, especially for me being half a century old, but the support of the professors and their style of teaching makes the challenge possible. I hope you are able to continue to support students like me. Thank you very much."
Spring Induction - Samuel Merritt University
Friday, May 13, 2022. A total of 112 students accepted the invitation to join: 66 graduate students and 46 undergraduates.
Chapter Philanthropy Support for 2021-2022
Because international medical mission trips are on hiatus during the pandemic, the board of directors voted to use the budgeted $2000 to support local organizations. Each of these charities received $500: Unity Council, Glide, St. Anthony Foundation, and George Mark Children's Home.