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Beta Zeta at - Large President Welcome Message:

I, Wendy Sergeant, have been a Sigma Nurse since I graduated from nursing school in 1996, and more active in the Beta Zeta-at Large Chapter since 2019, as Treasurer. Along the way, earning 6 degrees the latest DNP from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst 2019. My career in nursing has span multi-disciplines through med-surg, cardiology, research, primary care, and psychiatry. Including, successfully owning and practicing an integrated behavior-health primary care business (Bright Star Health) for 13 years, recently selling in 2022. Then, I rebranded and started a new business (Mind and Soul) to reflect my passion for holistic care and psychiatry. Still, I am very active in the psychiatry community working as Nurse Practitioner at the non-profit United Counseling Services in Bennington, Vermont, and as Adjunct Professor for UMass-Amherst and Norwich Universities.

When at the Sigma Theta Tau Biennial Convention many years ago I was inspired by the wealth and depth of nursing experience from around the world. Truly, the mission of Sigma Theta Tau [advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service] was demonstrated at the convention. Nurses gathered to share their experiences, wisdom, and passion. It is an experience I will not forget as it strengthened my commitment to nursing and Sigma Theta Tau. “I drank the purple Kool-Aid!”

I am honored to be among the elite of nursing, the brightest and most innovative forward thinkers, as your newly elected President Beta-Zeta-at-Large Chapter. We are not "just" a nursing organization. We are change agents in nursing, translating to better patient lives and communities. Our chapter has an enormous wealth of wisdom that is beyond calculation.

My Vision for Beta-Zeta-at Large Chapter is for connection, active membership, and self-care. As we move into 2024, I need your help and feedback. Only with you can we make this chapter even more connected. We are Sigma Strong!

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2024 Scholarship Day

Beta Zeta at-Large Virtual Spring Program

Beta Zeta at-Large Recognized for Excellence on a Global Scale!

New Research and Scholarship Hub

Beta Zeta at-Large prides itself on the continued support of nursing research and scholarship within our chapter and in the greater nursing community. Check our are new location for opportunities to participate in scholarship in the Pioneer Valley and the greater nursing community!


Region 15 Annual Research Symposium Recap

Recently, members of Beta Zeta attended the 2023 Annual Research Symposium at Boston College. Westfield State Faculty Jessica Holden Presented her work on Drug use in the Baystate Nobel ED. UMass Faculty Nancy Thompson and Cheryl Sabloa were also in attendance at this years event!

Beta Zeta Recieves 15th Chapter Key award!

We were awarded the 2023 Chapter Key Award. The award committee expressed: "This is recognized as quite an accomplishment given the extraordinary circumstances of the biennium."

This is our 15th Chapter Key Award. Outstanding Legacy!

We are among the elite, with only 4 other chapters in the world that have this many. Stand tall(er) with pride, knowing we stand for excellence.

We can not rest. The world is looking at us. The bar of excellence is high. We must role model the pillars of Sigma.

This is a call out to all members of Beta Zeta.

In the next few weeks, I will ask for your contributions - particularly in writing our stories, connecting with other nurses, and presence.

We are Sigma Strong!

Beta Zeta at-Large 50th Anniversary Celebration!


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