Thank you for supporting the Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing. These are some recent ways your gifts are helping nurses around the world.
First Global Nursing Research Grant Awarded
Ana M. Kelly, Alpha Psi Chapter (USA), was awarded the first Global Nursing Research Grant in November 2013 during the 42nd Biennial Convention. This grant — the largest funded by the Foundation to date — was made possible thanks to donations to the Patricia E. Thompson Giving Circle.
Ms. Kelly’s study, "Symptoms, Adverse Drug Reactions and Health-Related Quality of Life During Multidrup-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment," will identify which patient and clinical characteristics, symptoms, and adverse reactions (ADRs) have the most negative impact on patients' health-related quality of life.
Patricia E. Thompson presenting the Global Nursing Research Grant to 2013 recipient Ana M. Kelly.
90th Anniversary Celebration Walk for Research
|More than 130 Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) members participated in the Foundation’s Walk for Research held during the 42nd Biennial Convention.
A special thank you to the individuals and chapters who made this event a success by raising more than US $9,000 in support of nursing research grants.
||Walk for Research participant|
group readies to depart.
You Helped 13 Nurses Attend the 42nd Biennial Convention
||Your generosity made it possible for 13 nurses to participate in the 2013 convention in Indianapolis, Ind. (USA). One of those recipients was Felicia Stewart who was thrilled to attend her first STTI event.|
Grant recipients with Foundation board members
Louise Woerner, Juli Maxworthy, Nico Oud, and Ken Dion.
“I was inspired by the plenary speakers and exposure to the work my nursing colleagues are doing and motivated to contribute to the body of knowledge driving our profession. I truly had my eyes re-opened to such diversity within nursing!”
— Felicia Stewart, Leadership Education Grant recipient
First multi-country Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy in Africa
|There is a great need on the continent of Africa for improved health care of mothers and children. STTI in partnership with Johnson & Johnson has implemented the first multicountry Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy (MCH NLA) in Africa as a result of the success of the Academy pilot completed in South Africa last year. The new Academy has eight faculty members from Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland and Uganda who will support 12 dyads.
|MCHNLA Africa Faculty
The faculty convened its planning meeting in October 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa, and the first cohort workshop will convene in the first half of 2014. Dr. Christa van der Walt is the lead faculty. Dr. Marian Jacobs is the Academy’s leadership consultant. Dr. Jacobs is past dean of the University of Cape Town (South Africa), a specialist pediatrician, and heads the national leadership academy on behalf of the Minister of Health.
Additional financial support for the Africa cohort is provided by the Foundation’s 21st Century Fund.