September 2016
Experience membership locally, regionally, and globally


STTI CEO Patricia Thompson Retiring in December 2017
STTI Chief Executive Officer Patricia E. Thompson, EdD, RN, FAAN, has announced that she will retire from the organization effective in December 2017. We want you to be informed before you see information about a search firm seeking applicants for the CEO position, which will begin before the end of 2016.

Pat’s 10-year tenure as CEO has been one of unprecedented global expansion and influence during which STTI has built upon its reputation of excellence in nursing. She is leaving the organization financially sound and well poised for continued excellence into the future.

The Patricia E. Thompson Giving Circle, in support of the Global Nursing Research Fund, has been created at Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing in honor of Pat’s commitment to advancing nursing knowledge around the world and STTI’s global growth during her decade as CEO. The US $220 donations to the giving circle will make possible an annual US $10,000 Global Nursing Research Grant. Every giving circle donor will receive one ticket to a reception in honor of Pat on 30 October 2017 during the 44th Biennial Convention and be recognized for his or her donation. Make your donation today to the Patricia E. Thompson Giving Circle or contact

Congratulations, Pat, on 10 fruitful years leading STTI! 

Thank you to everyone who attended Leadership Connection 2016 and contributed to its success! Relive this event through the amazing photos available on our Flickr page, courtesy of Denis Ryan Kelly Jr.

Join STTI President Cathy Catrambone's Philanthropy Circle!
Answer President Catrambone’s call to influence global health and nursing through philanthropy. Make two or more donations this biennium to be recognized in her Philanthropy Circle.

Check out the latest issue of the Journal of Nursing Scholarship!

The September issue of the Journal of Nursing Scholarship (JNS) is now available for all members. JNS, along with Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing (Worldviews), are important benefits of your STTI membership. All issues, current and past, are available on the STTI website and our new Android and iPhone apps.

Download the JNS app today!


Become a United Nations Youth Rep!
STTI is accepting applications for a United Nations (UN) youth representative. This position (for STTI members ages 18-32) attends and/or participates in various UN events, programs, and activities to represent STTI to the UN Department of Publication Information (DPI) and the NGO community. As you may know, STTI has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and as a part of our relationship with the UN, STTI is committed to disseminating information and raising public awareness about the purposes and activities of the UN. The youth representative is a critical part of helping STTI fulfill its commitment to the UN.

If you are interested in applying for this non-paid position, please download the application. Application deadline is 14 October 2016. Youth representatives serve a two year term during the duration of STTI’s biennium with the option of applying to renew for a second, two year term.

Learn more. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Schafer at +1.317.917.4918 or

Creating Healthy Work Environments
17-19 March 2017, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Registration is open! Early registration deadline is 25 January 2017.


Submit your abstract today! Being accepted for presentation is your opportunity to be published in STTI’s Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository, which allows you to track important quantitative data on the dissemination of your research.

28th International Nursing Research Congress
27-31 July 2017, Dublin, Ireland
Deadline to submit is 26 October 2016.

44th Biennial Convention
28 October - 1 November 2017, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Deadline to submit is 9 November 2016.

Looking for a new job?
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Congratulations, Mu Psi Chapter!
Mu Psi Chapter was September's Chapter Website of the Month. See how this group utilizes its website!

STTI Snap Sessions
These are brief sessions (30 minutes or less) for STTI members to learn more about a particular topic related to their STTI membership.

There are two individuals who represent STTI at the United Nations, as youth representatives. Join this webcast to learn more about them, and what they have accomplished!

12 October at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
19 October at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Read archived issues of STTIconnect.