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Delta Upsilon-at-Large Chapter is affiliated with the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, Salve Regina University, and New England Institute of Technology. Our vision is to continue to work with our members and our community, uphold the honor society's mission of advancing world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.

Sigma Member Spotlight - Meet Amy!


Hello Sigma Members! We would like you to meet Amy! Amy’s mother was an LPN and saw how helpful it was to have a nurse in her home while growing up with four older brothers. When Amy was 14 years old she volunteered as a candy striper at Woman and Infants Hospital in Providence, RI. Amy graduated from URI with her first bachelor’s degree in political science in 1991. However, when she was on maternity leave she started to consider a career in nursing.

Amy decided to return to college eleven years after receiving her degree in political science. She earned her ADN from CCRI in 2004. Her third child was born three months after graduating from CCRI. Many of her classmates were also working professionals with families and they all supported each other throughout the program.

In 2006, Amy became involved in school health. While she was first a substitute/float nurse in her community school district, she was also completing course work to became a grade K-12 certified school nurse teacher. Amy “[finds] school health to be very interesting because as the only medically trained professional in the building/campus, you have the opportunity to support student and staff health and wellness and student’s educational goals.”

In May 2021, Amy earned her BSN from URI. This was also the same day as her son earned his degree! Currently, Amy is enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing Program-Population and Public Health, at Rhode Island College. She plans to graduate in May 2023. Amy stated, “I would like to use this degree, and my work with NASN, to advocate for increasing accessibility to school health services nationwide, focusing on school-based vaccination clinics.”

Amy is currently involved in the Rhode Island Certified School Nurse-Teacher Association, and she serves as the Rhode Island Director to the National Association of School Nurses (NASN). She also wants to help and support students and their families during the transition to the school setting after being hospitalized or home bound tutoring. Amy also enjoys being a part of the Sigma community because it allows nurses to connect and support one another!

A fun fact about Amy is that her and her husband are now “empty nesters.” She just moved her youngest child into her freshman year of college and her oldest just announced her engagement! She is a lifelong learner and is excited to see what the future holds!

Thank you for sharing your story with us Amy!

Research Grant Information

Please review the attached documents for the Fall 2022 Research Grant Application. Applications due November 30, 2022.

Sigma_Grants_Criteria_Fall_2022.doc
DU_Research_Letter_Fall_2022.docx

Please share your knowledge and expertise!!

If you are a member and have recently presented formally or via a poster presentation, please share your work and knowledge with the chapter!
If you presented at Biennial Convention, International Research Congress, at regional or consortia events, or any other official STTI events , Please share your presentations with the chapter!
If you presented at professional nursing meetings, conferences or forums, Please share the presentation with the chapter! 
If you presented at interdisciplinary professional meetings, conferences or forums, Please share the presentation with the chapter!
Sharing is easy! Log into the Delta Upsilon webpage and add to the discussion page!
Not sure how to log into the DU page! Email us at deltaupsilonalc@gmail.com and we will help you!

Chapter News

  • Welcome Karen!

    Hello Sigma Members! Please join us in welcoming Karen! Karen has been in the nursing profession for fifteen years. She earned her ADN from CCRI in 2007. She then earned her BSN from Chamberlain University. Karen also obtained her MSN in Nursing Education. She is currently enrolled in the DNP program at RIC, focusing on Nursing Leadership. As an RN, Karen spent nine years of her career as an ED nurse. She worked at The Miriam Hospital for six and a half years and at Tufts Medical Center in Boston for two and a half years. Karen left bedside nursing in 2018 to work as the Professional Practice Coordinator in the education department at Kent Hospital. While at Kent, she was asked to step into the role of Interim Director of Nursing Education, while the hospital conducted a search for an ACNO of Quality and Professional Development. She served in that position for over a year, which gave her a wealth of experience in quality improvement projects and course development. After her time at Kent, she began teaching full time as an Assistant Professor at RIC in the Fall of 2021. In addition to her education experience at RIC, she also worked as adjunct faculty at CCRI and Salve Regina University.
  • 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer's

    Check out some of our board members getting in their 100 minutes for Founder's Day at the 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer's!
    Left: Lauren Throngate - President
    Middle: Lisa Connelly - Vice President
    Right: Kerri Ellis - Government Committee Member
  • Convention 2021 Highlights

    Past President Bonnie Charland and President Elect Lauren Thorngate attended the 2021 Biennial Convention in Indianapolis last month, serving as delegates to represent DU and conference participants.  See attached presentation overview.  

    The experience was uplifting, resource intensive and a great way to meet and build a network of nursing leaders, scholars, and peers across the country and the globe :-).  Consider the opportunity, the connections are endless!!!

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