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November 2012  

Rho Beta Chapter

Local chapter in California State University, San Bernardino

Brijesh Patel, 2rd place winner

Ora Robinson, 3rd place winner

Odyssey 2012 Conference “Give back to move forward: A call to action” On November 1st and 2nd, STTI hosted the 2012 Odyssey Conference in Ontario, CA. Chapters all over Southern California convened to discuss research and clinical and educational topics through posters and presentations. Congratulations to all those whose projects and posters were accepted! The following are Rho Beta members’ work that were accepted and presented during the conference. Fantastic work everyone! • Wolf: Effects of Practice on Nursing Students SBAR Communication Skills • Stoner & Cooper: Lessons Learned in Service and Academic Partnerships • Confiac, Beaman & Dodd-Butera: Efficacy of Group Teaching Workshop for Nursing Students • Patel: Diabetes Self-Management Program Among Adult Hispanics (2nd place winner) • Robinson: A Literature Review: Minority Nurse Role Conflict (3rd place winner) • Robinson: Role Play Using Minority Scripts Toward Cultural Competence • Bajer: Personal Reflection: Death Brokering for Critical Care Nurses • Baker, Barrett, Portolese, Schweigert, Veuleman, White: Fostering Development of Evidenced-Based Care: Charms for Champs • Taha: Patient Registries: Relevance for Advanced Practice Nurses

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November Meeting

Community Outreach

The central topic discussed was the need to increase fundraising activity so that funds can be set aside to promote nursing scholarship among Rho Beta chapter members. A fundraising committee was established to analyze the feasibility of holding seminars for continuing education units as a way to fundraise. We encourage everyone to find out from nursing coworkers a topic or theme that they may be interested in learning about. Also, if anyone has further fundraising ideas, please share it with us (through e-mail or facebook)! In continuing our goals for monthly community services and outreach, plans were made to participate in sponsoring a holiday public service announcement that would air through Coyote Radio. In order to participate, 50 non-perishable food items must be donated. A bin will be set up in front of Asma Taha’s office (room 220) where you can place the donated food items. Donations must be turned in before the first week of December. On November 16, the Rho Beta chapter will be hosting a free resume workshop for all nursing students. It will be held in the nursing department skills lab in the San Bernardino campus.

On October 13, nursing students of the Rho Beta chapter partnered with Coyote Nurses to volunteer at the American Heart Association (AHA) walk in Fairmount Park, Riverside. They helped set up the event and were in charge of various stations (water, registration, parking, etc.) throughout the day. On October 27, the students from Palm Desert also volunteered in an AHA event. They took blood pressure screenings and taught CPR and stroke identification. There was a very good turnout in both events. Great job everyone!

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November 2012 Newsletter  

Odyssey conference 2012 at Ontario, AHA walk, november meeting

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