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We are so glad you are visiting our Kappa Mu website! We welcome you to become an active member of the Chapter, which was chartered in 1988. Our Chapter goal is to serve our member base in meaningful ways maximizing the value to your Sigma membership. We are a group of dedicated compassionate nurses with a passion to support nursing practice, research, and scholarship and most importantly, your health and wellbeing as a nurse.

 

Our Chapter has lots to offer and we encourage you to explore this site and become actively involved with the Chapter. We have an amazing group of Chapter Leaders! Please explore them below and reach out to any of them as you have ideas, suggestions, and recommendations for the Chapter.

As President of Kappa Mu, I am eager to meet and get to know you. I am always up for a cup of coffee or tea so please drop me a note and we will schedule either an in-person or Zoom chat (my treat)! Jen Timm jtimm@winona.edu

Connect with us:  Check-out our Calendar of Events & follow us on Social to stay connected.
 

Join us:  We are always welcoming new members. We have a large celebratory induction every spring and Nurse Leader Inductions throughout the year. Contact us to join!


Members are always welcome to attend board meetings. Our board meeting date/times can be found on the Calendar of Events.

 

Let’s be BOLD as a Chapter to support President Ken Dion’s 2021-2023 Presidential Call to Action. Join and network with the Chapter to become active in being bold in our practice, research, and scholarship activities.

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Each biennium, Sigma installs a new president at the international level. At the 46th Biennial Convention, we proudly installed Ken Dion, PhD, MSN/MBA, RN, FAAN, and introduced him as the 34th president of Sigma. Each president presents a call to action to help guide members and chapters as we strive to fulfill our mission. Going forward, this will be an organizational call to action with influence from the Board of Directors.

The organizational call to action asks us to be bold. As a profession we have a habit of talking among ourselves. We attend nursing conferences, we publish in nursing journals, and we often remain in siloes within the organizations where we are employed. This status quo cannot remain! If nothing else, the past two years have shown us how events outside of nursing force change within it. Case in point: The COVID-19 pandemic exposed global inequities in our societies, our healthcare delivery systems, and within the nursing profession. Consider COVID-19 a wake-up call. The future is coming, and it will profoundly affect nursing education, research, healthcare systems, and—ultimately—models of care.

Our profession must step outside its insular circle. We must actively collaborate with disciplines outside nursing and healthcare to influence decisions about our profession, populations, and the planet in three critical domains: economics, technology, and conservation. As we move forward in a post-pandemic world, it remains our duty as a profession to advocate to abolish inequities within societies, healthcare systems, and even within our profession. Advocacy has always been central to nursing. But how do we focus our advocacy for the future? Taking stock of our past, the present, and potential futures can help us determine how to do that.  

Each biennium, Sigma installs a new president at the international level. At the 46th Biennial Convention, we proudly installed Ken Dion, PhD, MSN/MBA, RN, FAAN, and introduced him as the 34th president of Sigma. Each president presents a call to action to help guide members and chapters as we strive to fulfill our mission. Going forward, this will be an organizational call to action with influence from the Board of Directors.

The organizational call to action asks us to be bold. As a profession we have a habit of talking among ourselves. We attend nursing conferences, we publish in nursing journals, and we often remain in siloes within the organizations where we are employed. This status quo cannot remain! If nothing else, the past two years have shown us how events outside of nursing force change within it. Case in point: The COVID-19 pandemic exposed global inequities in our societies, our healthcare delivery systems, and within the nursing profession. Consider COVID-19 a wake-up call. The future is coming, and it will profoundly affect nursing education, research, healthcare systems, and—ultimately—models of care.

Our profession must step outside its insular circle. We must actively collaborate with disciplines outside nursing and healthcare to influence decisions about our profession, populations, and the planet in three critical domains: economics, technology, and conservation. As we move forward in a post-pandemic world, it remains our duty as a profession to advocate to abolish inequities within societies, healthcare systems, and even within our profession. Advocacy has always been central to nursing. But how do we focus our advocacy for the future? Taking stock of our past, the present, and potential futures can help us determine how to do that.  



Awards & Recognition

Congratulations Kappa Mu Board Undergraduate Winona Counselor, Elizabeth Green-Kronebusch!



Kappa Mu Board Undergraduate Winona Counselor, Elizabeth Green-Kronebusch, and her thesis partner received first place in the 2022 Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Student Poster Competition Masters category for their poster title, "Prelicensure Nursing Students' Perceptions of a Rapid Transition to an Online Learning Environment."

Congratulations Dr. Jennifer Timm!



2021 International Awards for Nursing Excellence

Sigma’s International Awards for Nursing Excellence are based on the society’s dedication to fostering high professional nursing standards, recognizing superior achievement, developing leadership, and encouraging creative work.

Founders Award - Elizabeth Russell Belford Award for Excellence in Education

Jennifer R. Timm, DNP, RN, PHN
Associate Professor
Winona State University
Winona, Minnesota, USA

for Nursing Excellence are based on the society’s dedication to fostering high professional nursing standards, recognizing superior achievement, developing leadership, and encouraging creative work.

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Chapter News

  • Meet Meggie Plapp!

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    Introducing you to Meggie Plapp! We are so fortunate to have Meggie as part of our Chapter Leadership! Watch this short video to meet Meggie.
  • 2022 Chapter Leader & Member Spotlight!

    Coming Soon! We will be posting a Chapter Leader & Member Spotlight here. Cannot wait to share with you the amazing people that make up Kappa Mu.

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