Research Grant Application Information

Chapter members can submit an application for a research grant up until April 1 in the Spring and then until November 1 in the Fall.  Award amounts vary based on the number of applications received, amounts requested, and funds available.  The amount of the grant may vary up to $1500.  The application form is available here and in our library.  Applications may be submitted to eb36@calvin.edu.
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Welcome to Kappa Epsilon at Large

Welcome to our Kappa Epsilon at Large Chapter website. Stay tuned, update or create your member profile for communication preferences, and visit often for updates, news, announcements, events, and visit our Facebook page.  

Kappa Epsilon at-Large chapter of Sigma invites you to submit abstracts and/or attend the 2023 Spring Research Event: Be Bold! Innovations in Nursing Practice and Education

The event will take place on Wednesday, March 15, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm EST via Zoom. 

CEUs for Registered Nurses will be available.

Students are encouraged to attend!

Cost: Free to Everyone

Click here to register to attend!

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Send abstracts to Dr. Julie Herrema, Assistant Professor, Ferris State University at julieherrema@ferris.edu by February 24, 2022

Presenter Information

The top three abstract entries will be presented digitally via a live Zoom Platform.  Posters must be created using a PowerPoint slide or equivalent.  Presenters will have 7 minutes to present their poster, followed by 3 minutes of questions. 

 Additional abstracts may be accepted as a pre-recorded presentation and featured on the Kappa Epsilon ‘The Circle’ webpage. Presenters will be notified by March 3, 2023.

Please use the attached document for more details, instructions, and template for required information. 



Chapter News

  • 2022 Kappa Epsilon at-Large Chapter Nursing Excellence Award

    Do you know of a nurse co-worker that goes above and beyond what is expected of them.  Maybe they create evidence-based teaching experiences, mentor students or colleagues, lead productive scholarly endeavors.  If you know of someone who may fit these or other marks of excellence, consider nominating them for a 2022 Excellence in Nursing Award.  Winners will be announced during the 2022 Induction Ceremony later this fall.  Attached is the nomination form.  Don't delay, nominate today!
  • 100 Minutes of Service for 100 years of Excellence!

    In honor of Sigma's 100 years of excellence, we challenge our members to provide 100 minutes of service to the organization of your choice by October 17th. We would love to share your activities during our October 19th Fall Research Event (registration is live on this site!). We would also love to hear about your service and share opportunities to serve in our chapter at our Founders Day Happy Hour Oct. 5 (see information on this site in Chapter News!). Share your service with our current president Luanne Shaw via email shawlu@gvsu.edu or post on our Face Book Page. We look forward to here where and how you are serving our communities.
  • Celebrate Founders Day with Kappa Epsilon at Large and 100 years of excellence for Sigma!

    Founders day is coming up October 5th in celebration of the formation the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, now known as Sigma. Learn about our history here. Join us for a "Founders" happy hour at Founders Brewing Co. (235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503) Wednesday October 5, 2022 between 3 and 6 pm. Drinks and food at your own expense, socializing, information sharing and networking free! Please RSVP to shawlu@gvsu.edu so we can determine if enough interest to reserve a separate room. We would love to see you there!
  • Sigma Kappa Epsilon-at-Large Spring Research Event

    Please consider joining the Sigma Kappa Epsilon-at-Large Spring Research Event on Self Care: Nurturing Wellbeing as a Helping Professional, Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 6:30 – 8:30 pm via Zoom
    Click here to register

    We are excited to provide a few previews of a few of our research presentations for Wednesday. In your leisure please take a few minutes to view these poster presentations ~ 7 min each. You will have time on Wednesday for a short Q&A. 

    Poster Title: Teach-Ins: Connecting Nursing and Community Interests with Participatory Education (Passcode: 3i2Xnv02)
    Poster Authors:
    Genevieve Elrod

    Poster Title: Considering Psychological and Life Impacts of Ulcerative Colitis in the Nursing Patient-Centered Care Model

    Poster Authors: Elizabeth Martin, BSN Student; Melodee Vanden Bosch, PhD, RN; & Barbara Hooper, DNP, MSN, RN, CHSE, NE-BC


    Poster Title: Impact of Storage Temperature and Duration on Human Milk Sodium and Potassium Concentrations 

    Poster Authors:  Olivia Jackson, BSN Student, Anita Esquerra-Zwiers, PhD, RN, CBS 

    Poster Title:  Provision of Maternal Breastmilk in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Grounded Theory Analysis

    Poster Authors: Emma West, BSN Student; Samrawit Kelkay, BSN Student; Anita Esquerra-Zwiers, PhD, RN, CBS

  • 2021 Sigma Kappa Epsilon-at-Large Induction Recording

    Congratulations to our new inductees and our community member awardees! We are excited to provide our members with a recording available for our 2021 Sigma Kappa Epsilon-at-Large Induction. This recording will be available for 3 months.

    You will need the following passcode to access the recording: cr!6QdfB

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