Suzanne S. Prevost, PhD, RN, COI
The seasons are changing, and that signals back-to-school time. Do you remember your first day of nursing school? Did you have a favorite faculty member? Today I am cognizant of the thousands of students in schools of nursing across the globe who are taking their first steps toward what we know will be a rewarding and challenging career. I also understand the flurry of activity required of the nurse faculty leaders guiding these young men and women into the profession we revere. Best wishes to all of you!
As a student and as a new nurse, I relied on the advice of a wonderful group of peers and mentors, all of whom seemed to have nuggets of wisdom to share to help me on my way. As president of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), I’m pleased that our organization offers so many resources, services, and networking opportunities to nurses who are new to the profession.
Whether you are new in your career or a seasoned professional, you’ll find books and continuing nursing education through Nursing Knowledge International. If you’re seeking a new job opportunity, the STTI Job Board is an exclusive members-only way to promote yourself as a leader. And if you’re hoping to hire top talent, the Job Board lets you review résumés from the best nurse leaders.
Throughout my biennium as president, I have been honored to participate in dozens of chapter charter and induction ceremonies. The new members I have met are testament to the wonderful faculty members and peer mentors who have supported them. I know that the nursing profession will be in good hands as we continue to incorporate advances in medicine and caring to impact the health of people worldwide.
As I continue my travels and service to STTI, I want to remind you that 18 September is the early-registration deadline for the 42nd Biennial Convention, which will take place 16-20 November in Indianapolis, Ind., USA. Please take advantage of the significant early-registration discount if you are planning to attend convention. I look forward to meeting and connecting with many more of you at convention, or perhaps at the 25th International Nursing Research Congress that will take place in Hong Kong in July 2014.