The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) recognizes that nurses devoted to research are shaping the future of the profession. Through a wide variety of publications, courses and initiatives, STTI helps nurse researchers disseminate vital information in order to put knowledge into practice.
Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library
The Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library (VHL) – www.nursinglibrary.org – is a full-text repository that offers nurses around the globe free online access to reliable and current nursing research, evidence-based knowledge and practice innovations. The VHL is committed to serving nurses in all areas of the profession by providing knowledge resources including abstracts from Magnet® and other nursing conferences, doctor of nursing practice projects and research study dissertations. The goal of the VHL is to help advance nurses and patient care. Individuals, institutions and organizations interested in contributing nursing information to the VHL’s open repository will find submission instructions on the site.
The Nurse's Grantwriting Advantage
You have an idea you want to explore, but you have never written a grant request or sought funding for a project. So where do you begin? Whether you need a small local gift or a major sponsor, The Nurse’s Grantwriting Advantage can show you how to get started. Part of the popular Nurse's Advantage series, The Nurse's Grantwriting Advantage offers lists, tips, tricks, and quick references, making it easy to understand what’s involved.
Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Model and Guidelines, 2nd Edition/
Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Implementation and Translation
Nurses from The Johns Hopkins Hospital and faculty members from The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing worked in collaboration to develop Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Model and Guidelines, 2nd Edition and Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Implementation and Translation. Both of these books serve as excellent resources for nurses charged with implementing evidence-based practice.
Evidence-Based Design for Healthcare Facilities
In Evidence-Based Design for Healthcare Facilities, nurse and healthcare design consultant Cynthia McCullough gives readers the necessary knowledge, tools, and strategies to incorporate evidence-based design concepts into any design project — from construction of a large new health care facility to a small departmental renovation. This book won the 2010 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award in the history and public policy category.
The International Textbook of Reflective Practice in Nursing
The International Textbook of Reflective Practice in Nursing provides a definitive synthesis of the current international literature and activity surrounding reflective practice within nursing. It provides a detailed meta-analysis of reflective practice, critical reflection and reflexivity, addressing differences among them. The contributors to this book are experienced writers and practitioners from a wide diversity of specialties, including critical care, mental health, community teaching and research, and are known internationally for their contribution to nursing.
Interpretive Phenomenology in Health Care Research
Interpretive Phenomenology in Health Care Research reveals in intimate and descriptive accounts what it means to be human and what is common to human lives. Through compelling case studies and cutting-edge research, the authors help readers better understand the philosophy and methodology used to study the lived experiences of persons receiving health care. This is the most current and comprehensive text about interpretive phenomenology in health care today, building on the work that co-author Patricia Benner started in her groundbreaking 1994 book on the topic.
Continuing Nursing Education
Transforming Nursing Practice through Evidence: The Joanna Briggs Institute Approach
This comprehensive 16-module program begins with the history and origins of evidence-based healthcare and concludes with a discussion of how today's consumers influence health care practices. The program provides nurses with the tools necessary to achieve practice change and to improve practice in the clinical setting.
STTI publishes two highly respected journals focusing on nursing research: Journal of Nursing Scholarship and WORLDviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, the official journal of STTI, is one of the most widely read health care journals. Published quarterly by Wiley-Blackwell, the journal contains peer-reviewed, thought-provoking articles representing research by some of the world’s leading nurse researchers. WORLDviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, a quarterly, peer-reviewed, evidence-based nursing journal, provides readers with a primary source of information to improve patient care.
Nurse researchers from around the world present their latest discoveries at STTI’s International Nursing Research Congress and the honor society’s biennial convention. Attendees at these events can learn about a wide variety of topics through panel discussions, plenaries, verbal and poster presentations.
International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame
The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame recognizes STTI members who have achieved long-term, broad national and/or international recognition for their work; and whose research has impacted the profession and the people it serves. Check the webpage for the annual deadline to submit a nomination.
STTI sponsors and co-sponsors several grants for nurse researchers. Awards range from US $2,000 to US $10,000. For a full list of grants and their deadlines, visit the Grants webpage.