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  Please plan to join us in celebration as we induct our newest members!!

Pi Theta Chapter’s New Member

Induction Ceremony

When:  November 09, 2017   6 pm to 8 pm

Where: Auditorium 3

Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks

1100 North College Avenue

Fayetteville, AR 72701


Registration is due by October 31, 2017 

See resources section of this site or the Facebook page for forms and parking information.


Guest speaker:  Kathleen Condray PhD

All are invited! See you there!


27th Annual Nursing Excellence in Research and Practice - Call for Abstracts 

You are invited to submit an abstract for a concurrent podium session or a poster presentation for the 27th Annual Nursing Excellence in Research and Practice conference to be held Monday, April 2, 2018, at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, AR. The conference is jointly provided by Sigma Theta Tau - Pi Theta Chapter, the University of Arkansas Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, and the Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks. The Pi Theta Awards Committee welcomes abstracts from nurses, nurse researchers, interprofessional teams, student nurses, and nurse educators on new, innovative, evidence-based and practical approaches that can be used in a variety of nursing settings.  Nursing contact hours for the event have been submitted for approval. Sigma Theta Tau members will be given preference in abstract selection.

All concurrent sessions, poster presenters, and co-presenters, including students, are required to register for the full conference during the early registration period.

The theme for the annual conference is Excellence in Research and Practice. The conference goals are to:

  1. To promote nursing research and evidence-based practice in Northwest Arkansas.
  2. To strengthen the relationship between nursing research, education and practice.
  3. To disseminate nursing research and enhance practice


All directions and submission documents were emailed out to all active members.  I am also filing them in the resources section of this site.  To submit or ask questions, please email Ann Lofton at allofton@uark.edu


Congratulations to our 2017-2018 elected Board:

President - Angela Stewart
Vice-President - Tabatha Wilhelm Teal
Secretary - Lori Watson Murray
Treasurer - Kim Oelke
Counselor - Ginger Holloway

Appointed positions:

Programs Committee Chair - Tabatha Wilhelm Teal
Programs Committee Member - Kim Oelke
Membership Committee Chair - Raquel Alvarado
Membership Committee Member - Kelsey Gilmet
Membership Committee Member - Donald Walker
Membership Committee Member - Tom Kippenbrock
Awards Committee Chair - Ann Luper Lofton
Awards Committee Member - Holly VanWinkle
Awards Committee Member - Jan Emory
Finance Committee Chair - Nan Smith-Blair
Finance Committee Member - Audrey Weymiller
Governance Committee Chair - Cathy Hale
Governance Committee Member - Peggy Lee
Publicity Committee Chair - Jessica Albright Newcomb
Publicity Committee Member - Kerri Weber
Publicity Committee Member - Kristi Pullin
Publicity Committee Member/Webmaster - Hilary Stogsdill Bowling

Thank you all for your service!!



Thank you to all that attended the 2017 Annual Research Day on campus.  A big thank you to our motivational key note speaker, Dr. Leanne Leflar from UAMS and another big congrats to Alexandria Wofford on being selected for the Pi Theta Scholarship Award.  


26th Annual Nursing Excellence in Leadership and Evidence-Based Practice

Monday, April 3, 2017

Time to get registered!!  Please see file below for official program and registration form.  We hope to see you all there!!

FINAL3 Pi Theta Research Day Brochure 2017.docx


   Thank you all for joining us in welcoming our newest members.

Induction Ceremony November 10th, 2016





To view all of the photos from the 2016 induction, please join and visit our Facebook page: Pi Theta Chapter of University of Arkansas- Fayetteville, STTI Honor Society




26th Annual Nursing Excellence in Research and Practice will be held April 3rd, 2017.  Key note speaker will be Dr. Leanne Lefler.  Please save the date, more details will follow!  Get your abstracts ready for submission.  


 Past Event Highlights

25th Annual Nursing Excellence in Research and Practice

April 4th, 2016

The day started off with the keynote address by Susan Patton, DNSc, RN, PPCNP-BC, AFN-BC, FNAP, FAANP. 

Advances in Forensic Science: What is the Evidence?

There were many excellent studies, projects, and posters presented during this event.  You may view a complete list here.


Congratulations to our scholarship recipient:

Courtney Klausing, $750 Scholarship Award

Congratulations to our Research Grant Recipients:

Dr. Kelly Vowell-Johnson, Dr. Allison Scott, & Dr. Marilou Shreve (not pictured)
$1200 Research Grant Award


Dr. Jan Emory, Ann Lofton, Tabatha Teal, Ginger Holloway, Samantha Robinson, and Pradyumn Srivastava 
$800 Research Grant Award 
(last three not in photo) 






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Chapter News

  • 2018 Research Day

    You don’t want to miss the 27th Annual Nursing Excellence in Research and Practice! Nursing contact hours have been submitted for approval. The number of approved nursing contact hours is currently pending and will be announced soon.

    Please see brochure and parking map for details.

    Please see Grant/Scholarship Criteria and Application.

    27th Annual Nursing Excellence in Research and Practice

    April 2, 2018 

    Keynote Speakers: 

    Raquel Alvarado DNP, RN, NE-BC

    Anne Burnett DNP, RN, NE-BC, RN-BC, CRRN


    Nightingale on Nursing, Past, Present, and Future; Challenges Nurses Continue to Face

    Jointly provided by

    Pi Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau 

    Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks

    University of Arkansas Eleanor Mann School of Nursing

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