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STTI Connect

December 2014
Experience membership locally, regionally, and globally



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

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


US $1 Million STTI Credit Card Milestone Reached! 
More than US $1 million has been contributed to the Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing’s Research Permanent Fund, thanks to members who carry the Bank of America® Sigma Theta Tau International credit card.

“I want to thank everyone who proudly carries and uses the STTI credit card, especially those who have been with us since the program began in 2001,” said STTI President Hester C. Klopper. “Your card purchases now and in the past are helping the Foundation award more research grants to deserving nurses.”
If you don’t have the card, apply today so that you too can benefit nursing research with every purchase. Apply online for an STTI/BankAmericard Cash Rewards™ credit card or call Bank of America toll-free at 1.800.932.2775. Be sure to mention priority code VAB3SX.
For information about rates, fees, other costs, and benefits associated with the use of this credit card or to apply, call the number or click on the link above and refer to the disclosures accompanying the online credit application. This credit card program is issued and administered by Bank of America, N.A. 


Call for Volunteer Leaders
STTI offers members a variety of ways to serve at chapter, regional, and international levels. As we approach the 43rd Biennial Convention in 2015, the Leadership Succession Committee is soliciting nominations for the following organization leadership positions.
• Board positions:
      Vice president
• Governance Committee
• Leadership Succession    
• Regional Chapters
  Coordinating Committee chair
• Regional chapter coordinators
If you have ever thought about putting your skills and energy to use serving STTI in a leadership position, please consider self-nominating for one of these important roles. If you know someone whose leadership would benefit the organization, please feel free to share this with a fellow member. Learn more about the Leadership Succession Committee.

Opportunities Are Available to Submit Abstracts for Two STTI Events!
Submit your research and evidence-based practice abstracts for the
26th International Nursing Research Congress.

Submission Deadline:
10 December 2014 
Submit abstracts of translational research, evidence-based clinical projects, and leadership initiatives for the 43rd Biennial Convention.
Submission Deadline:
28 January 2015 

Apply Now for the Emerging Educational Administrator Institute
The application process is open now through 17 April 2015 for the Emerging Educational Administrator Institute (EEAI). EEAI is designed for experienced faculty aspiring to be administrators or those who are in their first administrative position. Learn more here.

EEAI is part of the Sigma Theta Tau International/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellence in Nursing Education.


1 December Research Grant Deadline
Research grant applications are being accepted for multiple grants until 1 December. For eligibility requirements and contact information for submitting an application, please visit the honor society website.


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

International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame 
Do you know a nurse researcher who has achieved significant and sustained national and/or international recognition for his or her work and whose research has impacted the profession and the people it serves? Submit nominations by 10 December 2014. Learn more about eligibility criteria.
Click here to view the 2014 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame induction at STTI's 25th International Nursing Research Congress in Hong Kong.


Sigma Theta Tau International is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
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