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Home : Publications : STTIconnect : STTIConnect April
STTI Connect 

April 2013
Experience membership locally, regionally, and globally


Suzanne PrevostSuzanne S. Prevost, PhD, RN, COI

One of the four themes in my presidential call to action encourages nurses to embrace technology. Technological advances have dramatically changed the ways we care for patients, engage in teaching and learning, and interact with friends and family members. Advances in health care equipment are increasing efficiency, effectiveness, and safety in patient care environments. Online learning platforms have expanded our classrooms to include participants across international borders, and educational content is provided in flexible formats that fit well with the scheduling challenges experienced by most nurses. Networking and collaboration with colleagues around the world can occur immediately and at all hours of the day. 

Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) members have a long history of embracing technology and using it to enhance our work. For example, the Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library was established as a database of nursing studies and conference proceedings in 1979. In 1989, the library was transitioned to a computerized electronic format. In the early 1990s, the content and format  were enhanced to become a fully searchable online Registry of Nursing Research. In 2009, the library began the transition to an e-repository. Today, the e-repository contains about 40,000 abstracts and full-text works. This content is available for free, not only to our members but to any nurse in the world. Read more.


Don't miss the Creating Healthy Work Environments conference
Do you work in a healthy environment? How can you tell? Explore strategies for identifying, developing, and maintaining a healthy work environment during this three-day event. Onsite registrations will be accepted at the Creating Healthy Work Environments conference, which takes place 12-14 April in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. For more information, visit the website or email


What advice do you have for a nurse searching for a job?
Check out the Global Member Forum on The Circle, where other STTI members are exploring the job search challenges presented when you're unemployed or underemployed.

Have you read the guest editorial for this issue of the Journal of Nursing Scholarship?
In this groundbreaking issue on genetics and genomics in nursing, the guest editorial reviews the Relevance of Genomics to Healthcare and Nursing Practice.

Join the discussion on STTI books!
STTI's Book Club gives readers a place to talk about the latest publication from STTI. This month's featured book is The Nurse's Reality Gap. Like us and start talking today!

Congratulations to Kappa Lambda!
The chapter website of the month belongs to Kappa Lambda! Check out their page and review past recipients.

STTI is turning 90!
Submit pictures to be displayed on the 90th anniversary website.
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Read archived issues of STTIconnect.

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