Welcome to your Nu Upsilon website
We are honored to be the Sigma Theta Tau
Nursing Honor Society associated with Grand Canyon University.

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Delve into the crucial aspects of career planning and resume writing specifically tailored for nurses. Highlights include the significance of career planning in nursing, exploring methods for assessing skills and interests, and setting SMART career goals. Explore various career paths available to nurses, emphasizing the importance of continuing education, professional development, and networking.

Learn the essentials of crafting a compelling resume, including formatting, content, and customization for different job applications. Practical tips are provided for showcasing achievements, formatting the resume professionally, and ensuring accuracy through proofreading and editing. By the end of this session, you'll be equipped with valuable insights and tools to navigate your nursing career effectively and present yourself confidently in the job market.

Presented by: Katherine Fetter, DNP, MSN/Ed, RN, EMT-P; Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Lead, Grand Canyon University; Vice President, Nu Upsilon Chapter of Sigma

Chapter Events

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Connecting, Collaborating and Caring

Drop-in chats to will be held on the 4th Tuesday of the month, at 5 PM Arizona Time.

We invite you to join the President of our GCU Nu Upsilon Chapter of Sigma to have open conversations about nursing, professional growth, and opportunities. Please let us know your areas of interest! We will have leaders in different nursing and affiliated fields as guests coming together to virtually connect, share, and support each other. We would love to welcome you and even have some of you meet each other for the first time. Please click HERE to register.

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Happy Summer!

Summer is such a wonderful time of year. Flowers and trees are in full bloom. The weather is warm, and the outdoors is calling. We recently held our monthly “Connecting, Collaborating, and Caring” drop-in hour for members to learn more about Nu Upsilon and Sigma Theta Tau and meet and network. It was a powerful hour where members shared challenges and supported each other. I was and am in awe of how members at very different stages of their professional lives and who had never met came together to support each other without any direction or prompting.

We had a guest speaker for our last session and want to thank Dr. Kate Fetter, who presented on career planning, development of goals, resume writing, and more. Dr. Kate Fetter, the program lead for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Programs at Grand Canyon University and our Nu Upsilon Vice President, emphasized the importance of setting clear, achievable goals for professional growth, continuous learning, skill development, and navigating career transitions to maintain job satisfaction and overall success in nursing. Dr. Fetter encouraged nurses to proactively manage their career trajectory, positioning themselves for advancement opportunities. She also highlighted the significance of personal and professional development, emphasizing the need for nurses to engage in continuous learning and skill development to navigate career transitions and maintain job satisfaction.

We have been very busy at Nu Upsilon with several activities. We started a Mentoring committee where those who are passionate about nursing and eager to make a difference in the lives of future nurses will serve as volunteer mentors. Our goal is to provide informal, remote support to senior nursing pre-licensure students, graduate students, and early career graduates. By sharing your knowledge and experience, you can help shape the next generation of nursing professionals.

We are expanding the dynamic domain of the Nu Upsilon Education Committee, where scholarly pursuits meet exciting initiatives! With every bi-monthly meeting, we pave the way for our fellow nurses to access cutting-edge CEU content, empowering them to stay abreast of the latest advancements and best practices in the field. It's not just a meeting; it's a vibrant exchange where educational needs are identified and solutions are crafted.

We held inductions into Nu Upsilon and Sigma Theta Tau was held on our main campus in Phoenix and virtually. We are celebrating 30 years as a Sigma Theta Tau Chapter! We are also celebrating our recognition not only as an honor society for GCU College of Nursing and Health Care Professions but also as a student club, which provides more access to our student population and our future members.

We invite you to be involved in our chapter... Together, we can make a meaningful impact on the future of nursing. Join us today and help foster the growth and development of our nursing community!

Blessings with Love, Courage and Honor

Christy Torkildson, Ph.D, RN, PHN, FPCN, HEC-C
Nu Upsilon Chapter President
president@nuupsilon.com

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Nu Upsilon receives 2nd KEY AWARD
Sigma's highest honor for Chapter excellence!

With great pride and excitement, we announce that the Nu Upsilon Chapter has become a 2-time recipient of the Chapter Key Award! THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this happen. For those who may not know, the Key Award is the highest recognition for a Sigma Chapter, "The Chapter Key Award, established in 1991, honors Sigma chapters that excel in chapter-related activities".

This award is due to the efforts of many of our members, past and present, committed to excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Our commitment to Nu Upsilon and all of you has been strengthened with this recognition, and we hope it also motivates you to renew your commitment to Sigma and Nu Upsilon. We look forward to all we can do together!

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We are honored to be the Sigma Theta Tau
Nursing Honor Society associated with Grand Canyon University.
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Caring for Those Who Cared for UsNu Upsilon is honored to announce our Call to Action...This year our focus will be ... Alzheimer's.
All of our leaders and committees are coming together to virtually connect, share, and support each other. Nu Upsilon will strive to educate and engage our members through a variety opportunities to become involved. Watch the events on our website service projects, continuing education, conferences and more. For more information, see our Embracing our Seniors page.
CityServeNu Upsilon is proud to support the GCU CityServe Program. GCU CityServe is a compassionate Christian outreach ministry of Grand Canyon University that mobilizes resources and collaborative partnerships to provide life-transformational solutions to individuals and families in need. For more information, see the GCU CityServe page, and join us to meet needs, build relationships and transform lives.

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The origin of Nu Upsilon began at Grand Canyon University in 1987 when the first steering committee met at a Greek dinner to form a nursing honor society. The society inducted 41 members at its first charter meeting in April 1998, using the Sigma Theta Tau International criteria.

The purpose of the society reflected the mission and goals of Sigma and had as its goal to become an official chapter as soon as all the criteria were met.

Nu Upsilon became an official chapter of Sigma Theta Tau in April 1994 and has been an active chapter since that time.

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The future of Nu Upsilon is bright and promising.  

Within the last few years, our chapter has  almost quadrupled the size of our membership.  We have partnered with GCU with the goal of becoming the largest and most member-oriented chapter in Sigma.

We would love to have you stay with us and take advantage of Nu Upsilon's volunteer opportunities, scholarships, service projects, and much, much more.  We look forward to exciting times ahead.

We would like to thank all the friends, family and faculty who have supported us throughout the years.  We are honored by your membership, success and dedication.  You made it possible to become the honor society we are now!  

Blessings with Love, Courage and Honor