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Scholarship Day

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Theta Kappa Chapter, present Sister Madeleine Clemence Vaillot Scholarship Day. Held in honor of Sr. Vaillot, a Dominican nun, registered nurse, and the first dean of the college, the event showcases undergraduate and graduate nursing students' scholarship and research in a range of topics in nursing practice and health care. 

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing is dedicated to improving the health of people worldwide by increasing the scientific base of nursing practice. To achieve this goal, the society is committed to furthering the use of nursing research in health care delivery as well as in public policy. Members include nursing scholars committed to the pursuit of excellence in nursing practice, education, research, and leadership. 

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A Celebration of Student Scholarship

Important note: This event will not be held on campus as all on-campus events are cancelled until May 31. We are hoping to present Scholarship Day online and will announce those plans when they are finalized.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020*
UMass Dartmouth Library Living Room/Grand Reading Room

*Dates are subject to change.

Monday, April 13, 2020
Library Living Room/Grand Reading Room available for poster set-up: 12pm–3pm
Poster judging: 3pm (no need to be at your poster for judging)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Presenting students must be available for discussion at their posters: 3pm–4:30pm
Program/Awards: 4:30-7:00pm
All students need to submit an application by Friday, April 10 at 11:59 p.m. 


Poster presentation assistance

All posters must be 36” x 48”. Presenters should provide their own trifold display board and clips.

The following site offers a template to assist you in preparing your own poster, as well as a service for purchasing a professionally prepared poster at a reasonable cost: