On May 10, 21012 Brenda Tyczkowski will be awarded the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Student Award for 2012 from the Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. Brenda explains that this award is given to someone who demonstrates leadership qualities through dedication in the pursuit of scholarly excellence, commitment to furthering the profession of nursing, community activities and contributing to the ongoing work in developing new ideas to further the science of nursing. Brenda recently completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice from University of Kansas Medical Center. Her capstone project, “The Caring Journey: Staff Development in an Eden Alternative Facility,” explored the nature of caring behavior in a nursing facility and formulated staff development materials to enhance caring behaviors. Congratulations Brenda!