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STTI Connect

April 2015
Experience membership locally, regionally, and globally



Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA

Follow Hester on Twitter at @klopperhc or visit her website.



2015 Call for Resolutions
The Resolutions Advisory Council invites you to submit resolutions to be considered for presentation at the House of Delegates during the 43rd Biennial Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Resolutions are used as a commendation to recognize individuals for their service to the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), and/or to make an official position statement on issues affecting the society.
The advisory council will accept proposed resolutions until 30 April 2015. Please contact Sandy Fledderjohann, staff liaison for the Resolutions Advisory Council, if you have questions.

Looking for speakers for chapter events?
The STTI Speakers Bureau provides professional organizations with nursing expertise on a wide range of nursing and health-related topics. Browse the bureau to find a speaker for Nurses Week or other chapter events. Get started today!


2015 Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Inductees
STTI will induct 19 nurse researchers into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at STTI's 26th International Nursing Research Congress in Puerto Rico, 23-27 July 2015. Meet the 2015 inductees.



Emerging Educational Administrator Institute — Deadline is 17 April
Encompassing a combination of workshops, a mentored project, and online education, this 12-month institute will equip participants with the key elements needed to flourish as educational administrators. This institute for new administrators or faculty aspiring to become administrators begins in June, 2015.
Applications will be accepted through 17 April! Learn more.

Seeking proposals for the evidence-based grant program
STTI and the American Nurses Credentialing Center are accepting proposals for the US $20,000 Sigma Theta Tau International/American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Grant Program. With support from Hill-Rom, STTI and ANCC introduced the Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Grant Program in 2014 to support nurses in clinical settings, apply evidence to practice, and evaluate the effects on patient outcomes. Submit an application.

Faculty Knowledge/Skills Development Program Webinars On Demand
The Faculty Knowledge/Skills Development Program (FKSDP) is a career and leadership development program for new and experienced nurse educators. Webinars on demand are available now and new recordings will be added during April and early May. Learn more. FKSDP is part of the Sigma Theta Tau International/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellence in Nursing Education.

Upgrades will be made to The Circle!
STTI’s professional networking site — The Circle​ — is getting a new look! The Circle and all STTI chapter websites will be moved to a new template that is a responsive design. This means that the page will be easily displayed on all devices — computers, mobile phones, iPads, tablets, etc. This will allow you to connect with STTI and your chapter at your convenience! Watch for changes coming soon!


Biennial convention registration is now open.
Join us for STTI’s largest event, featuring outstanding plenary speakers, networking opportunities, over 800 oral and poster presentations, and the opportunity to explore one of the most famous cities in the United States.

Congratulations, Rho Tau Chapter!
Rho Tau Chapter was selected as having April's Chapter Website of the Month. See how this group utilizes its website, and view past recipients!

"What's Next? A Virtual Tour of STTI."
Sign up for a live presentation and guide the conversation! This session will take you on a tour of STTI's virtual platforms and show you how to design your membership experience.

STTI Partners With Mercer to Offer Affordable Professional Liability Protection
Mistakes can happen. Assessments may be missed, the wrong medication could be administered, or a lapse in judgment might be brought on by overwork. That is why adequate professional liability insurance is a must for every nurse, in every area, whether employed in a large health care system or a small practice. That is why STTI has partnered with Mercer Consumer, a service of Mercer Health & Benefits Administration LLC — a decades-long trusted provider — to offer you affordable coverage.

STTI members can qualify in one of four ways for a 10 percent premium credit on coverage that can cost as little as US $981 a year. Coverage that pays defense costs, including legal fees and court costs for covered claims in addition to the liability limits. Also included, STTI members will receive coverage for loss of earnings while attending trials, hearings, and arbitration proceedings, along with attorney fees and licensing board issues2.
Visit the STTI member discount webpage or call 1.800.375.2764 today to learn how to get the protection you need and deserve at the special discounted rate.
Copyright 2015 Mercer LLC. All rights reserved.
Underwritten by: Liberty Insurance Underwriters Inc., a member company of Liberty Mutual Insurance. 55 Water Street, New York, NY 10041
Administered by: Mercer Consumer, a service of Mercer Health & Benefits Administration LLC
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1 Actual rate will vary based on professional designation. Other limits are available. Please visit for more details.
2 This is only a summary of the insurance policy provisions offered in the program. Certain coverage benefits described herein may not be available in your state at the time of policy issuance, or may be available, but with differing terms and conditions. If any conflict exists between the benefits described herein and those contained in any actual policy issued, the terms and conditions of the issued policy prevail.

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