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STTI Connect

June 2015
Experience membership locally, regionally, and globally



Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA

Follow Hester on Twitter at @klopperhc or visit her website.


STTI Convenes GAPFON Asia/Pacific Regional Meeting 15 June
The Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing (GAPFON) Asia/Pacific Regional Meeting will take place in Seoul, South Korea, 15-16 June, just prior to the International Council of Nurses (ICN) International Conference. This meeting will identify, confirm, and prioritize those challenges where nursing’s voice and vision can effect change to advance global health. As part of the ICN event, the Korean Nurses Association is hosting a reception for GAPFON attendees. Please visit to watch a welcome video from Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) President Hester C. Klopper as well as learn more and/or register as an observer for this meeting.

STTI will be convening regional GAPFON meetings around the world in 2015 and 2016, where a variety of leaders and stakeholders from each region will discuss social, economic, cultural, and political issues within their respective global regions and develop recommendations for action.


Join STTI's mobile-based scavenger hunt Sigma Snap Quest at convention.
Register for Sigma Snap Quest and explore the biennial convention and Las Vegas while supporting nursing research. Team up with fellow chapter members, longtime friends, or work colleagues. Don’t have a team? No problem! We’ll place you on a team with others from your region. Participants will be entered for a chance to be STTI President Hester C. Klopper's special guest at a private reception for Founders Awards recipients. Visit the convention webpage to learn more!


Academy Spotlight: Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy Africa
The Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy Africa (MCHNLA Africa), presented in cooperation with our funding partner Johnson & Johnson, develops the leadership skills of maternal and child health nurses and midwives who work in a variety of health care settings. The academy prepares these nurses for effective interprofessional team leadership as they strive to improve the quality of health care for childbearing women and children up to 5 years old.
The Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing in partnership with Johnson & Johnson Corporate Contributions is proud to provide financial assistance for the MCHNLA Africa. Support from the Foundation is possible thanks to members' and chapters' donations designated to the Future Fund.

Congratulations, Upsilon Rho Chapter!
Upsilon Rho Chapter was selected as having June's Chapter Website of the Month. See how this group utilizes its website, and view past recipients!

Update: Indy Welcomes All
In late March, Indiana passed its version of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which businesses and community groups widely opposed. Even before the law’s passage, the Indianapolis business community, including STTI, expressed its opposition to the legislation, noting that the law did not reflect the city’s welcoming atmosphere and hospitality.  Due to this opposition, the law was amended to reflect Indianapolis’ welcoming environment.

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