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Home : Global Action : Global Initiatives

STTI's Global Initiatives

STTI continues to establish alliances with international health care organizations, support global nursing initiatives, collaborate and connect with nurses and members worldwide.  

Access the following materials, produced in collaboration with nursing organizations worldwide. 


GAPFON - Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing - The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), is partnering with global nurse leaders to establish a global voice and vision for the future of nursing that will advance global health.​​​

Global Summit on Nurse Faculty Migration - STTI and the International Council of Nurses (ICN) convened an international summit in June, 2010  to explore contributing factors to the global nurse faculty migration. This meeting, supported by The Elsevier Foundation, was the first time an interdisciplinary group of leaders proactively addressed the critical need for qualified nursing faculty globally.

TIGER - Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform - Final Summit Report

WHO Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Directions 2011-2015 - Final Summit Report

Global Standards for the Initial Education of Professional Nurses and Midwives - A comprehensive guide outlining international standards for basic nursing and midwifery education

World Health Organization, Dept of Reproductive Health and Research - Electronic system for information exchange

World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA) - Competency Framework for International Health Consultants 

Essential Nursing Competencies and Curricula Guidelines for Genetics and Genomics

ANCC and honor society join forces to share Practice Innovations at Magnet health care facilities

Transforming Care at the Bedside - the Institute for Healthcare Improvement


The Arista think tank conferences -
Arista3: Nurses and Health: A Global Future - designed to confront health care issues of global significance

Alliances and Partnerships 


    World Health Organization - The United Nations specialized agency for health which strives for attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

    The United Nations - An organization that strives to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples; to cooperate in solving international economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems and in promoting respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; and to be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations in attaining these ends.

    Pan American Health Organization - An international public health agency with 100 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It serves as the specialized organization for health of the Inter-American system and as Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization.

    Canadian Nurses Association - A federation of 11 provincial and territorial registered nurses associations representing more than 126,000 Canadian registered nurses. CNA is the national professional voice of Registered Nurses, supporting them in their practice and advocating for healthy public policy and a quality, publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.

    International Council of Nurses - A federation of national nurses’ associations (NNAs), representing nurses in more than 128 countries. ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce.

    The Joanna Briggs Institute - An international Research and Development Unit of Royal Adelaide Hospital, and an Affiliated Institute of the University of Adelaide. Provides a collaborative approach to the evaluation of evidence based research derived from a diverse range of sources, and the translation, transfer and utilization of the "best available" evidence into health care practice.

    American International Health Alliance - Advances global health through volunteer-driven partnerships and programs that mobilize communities to better address health care priorities, while improving productivity and quality of care.

    Plexus Institute - The Institute’s mission is to foster the health of individuals, families, communities, organizations and our natural environment by helping people use concepts emerging from the new science of complexity.

    See Volunteer Connect on STTI's website for additional healthcare volunteer opportunities.


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