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Chapter News

  • Beta Psi Induction: OHSU SOU SON! Congrats!

  • Beta Psi Inductees OHSU Klamath Falls SON


  • Sigma Nursing Beta Psi Chapter: Induction at OHSU Portland SON!

  • Sigma Beta Psi Induction: OHSU SON @ WOU

  • Leadership: Tiffany Tovar MSN at EOU

    Congrats to Beta Psi chapter at EOU, you made the news!

    See full article here 

  • Fall 2023 NBNRA Award Recipient: Jonathan Aebischer

  • 2023 Fall NBNRA Recipient: Amy Blankenship

  • Congratulations, Dr. Dana Bjarnason!

  • Crossing Borders: Showcasing Research from Academia to Practice

    Register Here

    ~~ a virtual event ~~

    Wednesday, February 21 @ 5:30 PM

    Complimentary registration and 2.0 CE's!

  • 2023 Statewide Underwear and Socks Drive : Success!

    WINNER alert! 

    Sigma Beta Psi - OHSU School of Nursing, La Grande campus is the winner of the statewide underwear and socks drive, having donated 715 pairs! 

    OHSU School of Nursing, Portland, came in second with 391 pairs!

    A total of 1,376 pairs were donated to local charities

    Many thanks to all who donated and those people who facilitated the drives

  • November Underwear & Socks Drive

    Underwear & Socks Drive - statewide, all OHSU campuses

    Most campuses running drive from: Mid- November to 12/8

    Donate Underwear and Socks and the campus with the most donations can choose a charity of choice to donate to! 

    Need a contact to know more about each campus donation location or for local details?

    LaGrande - Tiffany Tovar

    Monmouth - Allyson Hickman

    Ashland - Lisa McConnell

    Klamath Falls - Carol Usher

    Portland - or Jenny Firkins

    Virtual RNBS - Trish Kohan

    Look for this flyer! 

  • Beta Psi at 2023 Sigma Biennial Convention!

    Beta Psi Chapter does 2023 Sigma Biennial Convention - San Antonio, TX! We received our Chapter Key Award key. Beta Psi chapter has a blend of local, global, and regional representatives, as as well as a lifetime achievement award winner! Congrats to all and thank you to all the volunteers who support and advance nurses through Sigma Nursing

    See our Facebook page and Instagram for more photos!

  • TONIGHT! 2023 Annual Presentation & Meeting

    More Information & Register Here

    Agenda: 5:30-6:30 PM Virtual/Online Presentation

    6:30-7:00 PM Sigma member/board meeting

    Approved for 1.0 Contact Hour 

    Sigma Nursing's Beta Psi Chapter holds an annual event and meeting - this year free tickets to nursing students and all Sigma members!

    Learning community members, other specialties and non-members are also encouraged to attend for a nominal $10 ticket. Registration required.

  • Beta Psi Booth @ OHSU Welcome to Campus BBQ

    Did you see us at OHSU's Welcome Back BBQ & Information Fair? Thank you to Kim Seaman for hosting the booth! We hope to see you on campus!
  • TheHandoff Episode 106: The Healing Touch: Elevating Patient Experience

    Featuring Dr. Desi McCue, Beta Psi's board member, Treasurer-Elect

    Listen to this engaging podcast interview that The Handoff Podcast's lead contributor, Dani Bowie CNO, has with Dr. Dr. Desi McCue, Senior Director of Operations at The Center for Women’s Health at Oregon Health & Science University and current President of Northwest Organization of Nurse Leaders. 

    Listen Here 

  • Beta Psi Volunteer Needed!

  • Beta Psi: Sigma 2023 Chapter Key Award Recipient (three-time recipient!))

    Congratulations to Beta Psi members and board members! 
    As three-time recipients, we will receive a Chapter Award Key at the 47th Sigma Biennial Convention in San Antonio, TX on November 13th!
  • Congratulations, Dr. Nancy Rollins Gantz!

    Our very own Dr. Nancy Rollins Gantz (past Beta Psi President!) presented at Sigma Nursing's 34th International Nursing Research Congress, 20-23 July 2023 in Abu Dhabi!

    She opened Congress and shared her research, "Promoting Health Staff Environments Through Transformational Leadership During Pandemics and Stressful Work Environments"

    See the powerpoint presentation here 

    There is still time to register for the virtual on demand sessions from Congress, earning a potential of up to 16.75 NCPDs PLUS a possible additional 7.20 NCPDs for post-conference presentation and virtual poster viewing. 

  • Featured! Beta Psi Member on Sigma's NursingCentered

    What do you have to offer? Share your story, podcast, research or project. See more foundation stories here 

    Meet Jessica Norton! New Beta Psi member, featured on Sigma's NursingCentered

    • Foundation

    A community of leaders

    Jessica Norton received an Edith Anderson Membership Subsidy this past year and joined the Beta Psi Chapter. She took some time to answer a few questions about her nursing and Sigma journey so far.  
    What has your nursing journey been so far? Why did you become a nurse?

    My journey as a nurse is just beginning, as I graduated nursing school in June 2023 with a BSN from Oregon Health & Science University. After obtaining my license, I plan to enter a nurse residency program in the emergency department of St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton, Oregon. 

    In a few months, I will enter graduate school at Oregon Health & Science University’s DNP PMHNP program. I decided to become a PMHNP because I am passionate about mental health. I have experienced first-hand the impact access to mental healthcare resources can have, and I want to be part of the effort to expand access, especially in rural Oregon.

    Why was becoming a Sigma member important to you?

    I felt honored to be invited to become a Sigma member by our chapter leader, Patty Barfield. I decided to join because I felt it was a great opportunity to grow as a leader in the nursing profession.

    You’ve already taken a leadership role with your chapter, Beta Psi, by leading a campus-wide fundraiser. How did that go? 
    A few months ago, Beta Psi Chapter organized a socks and underwear drive on campus. We collected around 100 items and distributed them to our local domestic violence and homeless shelters. 
    What are some of your favorite Sigma benefits?
    My favorite Sigma benefit is being a part of a greater community of nursing leaders. It has provided me the opportunity to become more involved in the health of my community and has challenged me to grow professionally.
    Outside of nursing, what are some of your favorite activities?

    Outside of nursing, my favorite activity is growing and taking care of houseplants. I have an indoor greenhouse cabinet where I grow a variety of rare tropical plants, mostly anthuriums. I am also a lover of birds and enjoy spending time with my budgie, Einstein.

    Gifts to the Sigma Foundation for Nursing fully fund research and leadership grants as well as the Edith Anderson Membership Subsidy. This subsidy has a direct impact on Sigma members who need financial assistance to join or retain their membership. Learn more about the Edith Anderson Membership Subsidy. 

    To donate to the Sigma Foundation for Nursing to help nurses like Jessica become part of the Sigma community, visit
  • Congratulations, Mary Roberts Davis, PhD, RN! Beta Psi Outstanding PhD Award Recipient

    Gender Differences in Heart Failure: A Focus on Symptoms, Frailty and Reproductive System Events

    Power Point Presentation

  • Congratulations, Dr. Garrett Chatelain! Beta Psi Outstanding DNP Award Recipient

    Nurse Handoff Standardization in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

    See his presentation here:

  • Beta Psi Board Changeover

    Welcome to new board members and to new positions! 

  • Beta Psi Inductions & New Members