STTI selected Rho Beta Chapter as the recipient for Website of the Month, October 2012!
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Welcome to Rho Beta Chapter Website!
We are pleased to welcome you to the Sigma Theta Tau, Rho Beta Chapter for California State University, San Bernardino and Palm Desert Campuses, Department of Nursing.  Members are encouraged to explore our website for upcoming events and Rho Beta Chapter's involvement in CSUSB & PDC programs and community service. 


May 10, 2013 Nursing Research Symposium

Nursing Research, Evidence-based Practice, and Quality

Improvement Symposium:

“Handle with Care - Patients, Colleagues and Self”

May 2014 Research Symposium Program

Rho Beta Chapter receives the Chapter Key Award 2013

Chapter Key Award recipients are recognized at each biennial convention. The Chapter Key Award, established in 1991, honors STTI chapters who excel in chapter-related activities such as: Membership recruitment and retention; publicity and programming; professional and leadership development; local, national and international collaboration


Odyssey Conference (October 31-November 1, 2013) at San Diego, CA



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December 12, 2014 Chapter Meeting

The December Meeting will be at Pizzeria Villagio 37029 Cook Street Palm Desert Ca
Please bring a Toy for Tots Christmas gift to support the CSUSB Coyote Nurses of the San Bernardino Campus

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission (CVRM) Christmas Angel Project

Please RSVP Marzena at if you would like to participate in this Christmas Project. You will receive the name, age and gift request for a child at the CVRM . We will deliver the wrapped gifts to the CVRM the first week in December.

Rho Beta Chapter Meeting

November 7 2014
CSUSB H&PE Complex Room 214
Phone in connection (909) 537-3886

Odyssey 2014 Registration

Those interested in attending the Odyssey Conference, please refer to this link!

Rho Beta September Meeting at EMC

A BIG thank you to Ann Mostofi and the rest of the Eisenhower Medical Team for hosting this past STTI Rho Beta September Meeting ! !

2013 Chapter Key Award

I am pleased to announce that the Rho Beta Chapter has been awarded the 2013 Chapter Key Award! Congratulations to all!!!

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Nurse Leader Membership

If you know a nurse leader who is interested in joining our chapter or someone who is a candidate, please encourage them to apply here:

Below is the Nurse Leader Membership Criteria:

Dates and Locations for Future Rho Beta Meetings

Meetings in the Eisenhower Medical Center (EMC) will be located in the Annenberg Pavilion in the first floor conference room #2.

September 13, 2013 1300 EMC
October 11, 2013 1300 CSUSB
November 8, 2013 1300 EMC
December 13, 2013 1300 CSUSB

January 10, 2014 1300 EMC
February 14, 2014 1300 CSUSB
March 14, 2014 1300 EMC
April 11, 2014 1300 CSUSB
May 9, 2014 1300 EMC
June 13, 2014 1300 CSUSB

Annual Business Meeting

Our annual business meeting will be on May 31st, 2pm at the San Bernardino campus. Agenda includes voting for new officers and planning for next year.

Global Nursing Outreach presentation

The Rho Beta chapter once again thanks Michelle Kerns Kiprop for coming to present on her work in Kenya! Her stories were vibrant and various: from makeshift incubators, deworming and removing chiggers to the tough lessons of birthing a breech baby. It was an inspiring and enlightening presentation. We look forward to collaborating with her as volunteers in the next couple of years!

February Meeting

The next Rho Beta Chapter meeting will be held in the CSUSB Nursing Department (Feb 22, 9:30 am) and is featuring a guest speaker, Michelle Kiprop, a family nurse practitioner who has been practicing in Kenya for the last 5 years.

Resume Ready

STTI, Rho Beta Chapter is hosting a free resume workshop for ALL CSUSB nursing studentson November 16, 2012 from 9am-11am in the Nursing Department. Area nurse managers and instructors will be available to give you vital information about resume/curriculum vitae improvement, job advancement and career development. Drinks and small snacks will be provided.

18th Annual Region 2 Joint Chapters Research and Innovations Conference Award Winners

"GIVE BACK TO MOVE FORWARD: A CALL TO ACTION" was held November 1-2, 2012 in Ontario. Special "CONGRATULATIONS!!" to Rho Beta/CSUSB award recipients: Dr. Ora Robinson, 3rd place Creativity Award and Brijesh Patel, 2nd place Research Award for his graduate research poster. Great work!!!

Chapter Meeting Friday November 2, 2012 6:30 pm

Our next chapter meeting will be on Friday, November 2, 2012 following Day 2 of Region 2 Conference in Ontario. We have decided to have an evening dinner event at Panda Inn Restaurant 3223 E. Centrelake Dr.
Ontario, CA 91761
Phone: (909) 390-2888
Please join us and student attendees for updates and upcoming event planning. please text Pam O'Connell by Oct 31 at 760-486-0445 in order to make reservations. Thanks!

Leadership Forum

Leadership Forum was held in Indianapolis, Indiana this past week. Pamela O'Connell and Chris Johnson were in attendance. It was an informative and motivating event for the attendees. The "Hot Topics" of discussion were service, DNP vs PhD education, incivility in nursing and chapter member involvement. STTI treated the attendees to a lovely atmosphere, great food and dynamic speakers. A big congratulations to Chris Johnson for receiving the STTI Grant to attend this years event!!! Take a look at the pictures in the link below!

Rho Beta Chapter Meeting

Our next meeting will be held at the Palm Desert Campus on Friday, September 28, 2011, 09:00-11:00 in the Nursing Department. Please make an effort to participate in the meeting for organization of the upcoming events!

Coachella Valley Heart Walk

Please click on the Rho Beta Palm Desert team page and join the team as a volunteer!
Nancy Wolf has chosen to make a difference by being a Team Captain for the Coachella Valley Heart Walk and the Rho Beta Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She is creating a team of walkers and would be honored if you would join her!

Of great importance, the Rho Beta Chapter will conduct blood pressure screenings during this event. Please email Nancy Wolf at if you are able to help during this event. Set up for the event is 7 am on October 27. The Walk ends at 12 noon. She would greatly appreciate any amount of time you are available to help with the blood pressure screenings. Please join her team Rho Beta Palm Desert to help at this event.
Please see her discussion about this event on the left of our site for further details to join/sign up!

2012 IE Heart Walk

Sigma Theta Tau, Rho Beta Chapter is in need of 10 Student members to volunteer at the Inland Empire Heart Walk for the American Heart Association on Oct 12 & 13, 2012. Orientation for the event will take place on Friday, September 7th from 3:30-5:30 pm at AHA Office located at 1700 Iowa Avenue, Suite 240, Riverside, CA 92507. Please consider providing your services to this noteworthy event. Thank you in advance for your prompt response to Dr Asma Taha (909-537-3394 or to verify your student participation.

Happy Heart Walking,
Pamela O'Connell, RN BSN

"Care 4 a Healthy IE" (Inland Empire)

On June 22, members of the Rho Beta chapter volunteered at the huge health fair in San Bernardino, where many lined up to get a free check-up with a doctor, get dental care, and even acupuncture! Students joined professors Asma Taha and Paula Spencer to conduct health histories and get vital signs from the many who lined up.

Nursing Orientation Days

Please contact President Asma Taha to schedule participation in Nursing Orientation Days at CSUSB and PDC!

Upcoming Events

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Rho Beta Newsletter & Minutes

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