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Home : Publications : STTIconnect : STTIconnect April 2012
STTI Connect


April 2012
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Keynote speakers for the 23rd International Nursing Research Congress Announced.
Explore innovative strategies to promote excellence in global nursing practice at the 23rd International Nursing Research Congress in beautiful Brisbane, Australia, 30 July - 3 August 2012.

  • Tracey McDonalds, PhD, RN, CM, FCN (NSW), FRCNA, MSc (Hons), BHA, DipNEd, professional focus is on ensuring that prominence in policy and regulation development and review is given to issues affecting the practice environments in which older people live and work, and concerning those who provide care, support, treatment and protection to older people.
  • Rhonda Griffiths, DrPH, RN, CM, BEd (Nurs), MSc (Hons), will focus on the translation of research into practice. Register today!

Do you want to discuss current issues in nursing?
Register today for the STTI Leadership Forum. The first half of the event, 20-21 September, will provide sessions that address where you are in your nursing and leadership journey. This includes IOM recommendations, the Millennium Development Goals, issues with incivility, simulation, technology and more! The second half of the event, 21-22 September, will provide training sessions for chapter leaders. More information will be posted online in April. Register today!

What is your story?
Log in to The Circle and share it with other STTI members! Several members have recently shared stories about their international collaboration, induction ceremonies, receiving international nursing research grants and much more. Click on Post under the Share Your Story banner and tell other members about your nursing career, someone who has inspired you, a recent induction or chapter where you had fun, or any other fun story you wish to share.

Congratulations to the recipients of Chapter Website of the Month!
Several chapters have recently received the honor of Chapter Website of the Month for all the hard work they have put into updating their chapter websites in The Circle. Congratulations to Eta Eta, Eta Beta, and Upsilon Chapters!

Nurses Week is approaching. How will you celebrate?
Whether you’re a new nurse or have years of experience, you contribute to the advancement of nursing when you gain new knowledge and share your expertise with others. This Nurses Week, celebrate the ways you evolve as a nurse and contribute to the profession! Visit the Nurses Week webpage to enjoy discounts and download Nurses Week wallpaper. Also, be sure to share your celebrations and joys of nursing in The Circle!

Purchase STTI products and nursing resources at a discount.
STTI members receive a 10% discount through Nursing Knowledge International (NKI). NKI is committed to providing evidence-based knowledge solutions developed for nurses by nurses. Use your member discount on STTI T-shirts and apparel, jewelry, books and much more. Visit the NKI website.

Improve health care for older adults and their families.
Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy (GNLA) is now accepting applications through 9 April 2012. This is for nurses who are invested in impacting the quality of care for older adults and want to affect geriatric health outcomes and influence policy. This is an intensive 18-month leadership academy. Visit the GNLA webpage.

Learn about innovations in nursing education research.
Register for the upcoming Nursing Education Research Conference in Indianapolis, Ind., USA, on 15-16 June 2012. The event will highlight innovations in nursing education research with exciting presentations by Patricia E. Benner, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Carol Huston, DPA, MSN, MPA, FAAN. Learn more and register online.

Check out the 2012 incentives for Sharecare experts.
STTI members are answering consumer health questions on, the website that simplifies the search for health and wellness information. As the STTI experts answer questions, they are entering to receive great monthly incentives such as T-shirts, clocks, gift cards and more. There are also great grand prizes, like a Kindle Fire! Learn how to become a Sharecare expert.

Research Grants
With its continued mission of supporting the advancement of nursing research, the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is currently accepting applications until 1 May 2012 for collaborative nursing grants. Additional information can be found online. Grants are made possible through contributions to the Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursings research endowment. Did you know that for every research grant awarded, three requests go unfunded? Help us help more deserving nurses conduct research by making a gift to the Research Permanent Fund.


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