You create your legacy now and every day by the way you interact with friends, colleagues, students and patients. What you contribute to the nursing profession, whether it is your time, expertise and/or financial support, creates a path for others to follow and can impact the health of the world’s people. Your legacy grows when you commit to your passion, share your resources, encourage others to excel and demonstrate a spirit of giving of self – thereby becoming a nurse philanthropist.
Communicate an attitude of gratitude
- Commit to your best every day—at home and at work
- Show appreciation to your mentors and colleagues
- Nominate someone for an award
Commit to your passion and contribute your time, expertise and/or financial support
Invest in new nurses – become a preceptor and a mentor
Engage in STTI activities in your community or beyond
Join a committee, a task force or a community service project
Invest in nursing research, scholarships or leadership development
Through STTI, you belong to a global community of nurse leaders who improve health care. Through your local chapter, global region or international headquarters, there are numerous opportunities to network and collaborate. Together we can bridge the gap between research and practice; share our wisdom across generations to advance nursing; and, collaborate with like-minded organizations to address critical health care issues.
Connect chapters and communities
- Log in to the VIProfile to connect with STTI opportunities
- Network through online communities like The Circle
- Volunteer with STTI to serve your local community
Engage in the global nursing network
Share wisdom across generations
- Partner with new chapter members
- Become a mentor for an STTI program or within your organization
- Share your expertise in your institution, your community and beyond
Collaborate with like-minded organizations
- Create win-win partnerships with professional, community-service or faith-based organizations that are working to promote health
- Invest in underserved individuals and communities through micro-finance institutions
Respond to Vulnerable Populations
As STTI members and nurse leaders, we have the ability to address the needs of vulnerable populations across the life span and around the world. Each person may be vulnerable at some point in their lifetime, so we recognize the needs of these populations. The poor and underserved, mothers, children and the elderly are especially at risk. Many of our nursing students are vulnerable, as well. STTI, an official non-governmental organization (NGO) of the United Nations, supports the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which include reducing child deaths, improving maternal health, and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other major diseases. These goals lay the foundation for improving world health by 2015 and beyond.
Promote health and well-being for mothers and children
Respond to specific needs of elders
Technological advances have dramatically changed the way we experience life – personally and professionally. Networking and collaboration with friends, colleagues and family is faster and easier. Wide dissemination and consumption of health care information is now possible at ever increasing speeds, all of which impacts nurses’ knowledge and nursing practice. And, technical advances in health care equipment have dramatically changed the way nurses care for patients. As nurse leaders, technology is a vital tool for us to embrace, and effectively engage to improve the health of the world’s people.
Use social media to expand your network
Collaborate using digital meeting places
Disseminate nursing knowledge and wisdom
Expand your knowledge with web-based content