December 2016
Experience membership locally, regionally, and globally



STTI Office Closed 23 December-3 January
The STTI headquarters building will be closed on Friday, 23 December 2016, and will reopen on Tuesday, 3 January 2017. Messages will be returned as soon as possible.

Call for Volunteer Leaders
STTI offers members a variety of ways to serve at chapter, regional, and international levels. As we approach the 44th Biennial Convention in 2017, the Leadership Succession Committee is soliciting nominations for the following STTI leadership positions.

- International Board of Directors Positions:
Vice President

- Governance Committee
- Leadership Succession
- Regional Chapters Coordinating
Committee Chair
- Regional chapter coordinators

Have you ever thought about putting your skills and energy toward serving STTI in a leadership position? Please consider self-nominating for one of these important roles or share this with a fellow member.

The deadline to apply is 31 December 2016. Learn more about the Leadership Succession Committee.

New! Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program (SAFE) Online Course
Will you be their advocate? This continuing nursing education (CNE) program adheres to the International Association of Forensic Nurses’ educational guidelines for didactic coursework in adolescent/adult Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE).

The 14 modules in SAFE provide the fundamental information and resources to develop a clinical knowledge base when caring for patients of sexual violence. The content is presented by subject matter experts. A pre-assessment to determine baseline knowledge and a post-assessment to gauge comprehension are included. Learn more.


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.

Call for International Awards for Nursing Excellence now open!
STTI's International Awards for Nursing Excellence are conferred to nurses for contributions in the fields of technology, media, chapter excellence, research, leadership, and practice. 2017 International Awards will be presented during STTI’s 44th Biennial Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, from 28 October – 1 November 2017. Submit an entry today!

RNL's Gift to Members
It is the season of giving, and the editors at Reflections on Nursing Leadership are happy to offer you a holiday sampler of eight articles published during the past year. They represent some of their personal favorites and were among the most popular with readers. Enjoy! 

Check out the latest issue of Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing (Worldviews)!
The December issue of the Worldviews is now available for all members. Worldviews, along with the Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 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 Worldviews app today!

Now Accepting Resolutions
The Resolutions Advisory Council invites you to submit resolutions to be considered for presentation at the House of Delegates during the 44th Biennial Convention in 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Resolutions are used as a commendation to recognize individuals for their service to STTI and/or to make an official position statement on issues affecting the society.

The advisory council will accept proposed resolutions until 28 April 2017. Resolution topics must be international in scope; congruent with the society’s bylaws, mission, and vision; pertinent to the goals and initiatives of the society; and financially feasible. Contact Sandy Fledderjohann for guidelines and a form.

44th Biennial Convention
The abstract submission deadline is 25 January 2017. Be sure to visit the convention website to learn more about our largest event.

Nominate a non-nurse for honorary membership with STTI.

Last year, award-winning photojournalist Carolyn Jones was inducted as an honorary member following the publication of her book and documentary The American Nurse. Learn more about honorary membership.

Creating Healthy Work Environments
17-19 March 2017, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Are you a nursing student, or do you know one? If so, tell them about Nurse Strategies for Success, the pre-conference event for students! Check out the full event schedule, the event speakers, and register today.

28th International Nursing Research Congress
27-31 July 2017, Dublin, Ireland
Deadlines for abstracts and nurse researcher awards submissions are next week: 7 December 2016!

44th Biennial Convention
28 October - 1 November 2017, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Call for Abstracts deadline is 25 January 2017.

Join the Orchid Society
The Orchid Society is Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing's new planned giving program. Learn more about how you can advance the future of global nursing leadership and research through a planned gift.

“I love the international flavor of STTI events and the connections I make. At biennial convention, I met a nurse from the Philippines who I am now mentoring in STTI’s Gerontological Nursing Leadership Academy. My planned gift to the Foundation is an easy and affordable way to support nursing’s future leaders and researchers.”

— Rose Constantino
     Billye Brown Fellow

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Congratulations, Iota Phi-at-Large Chapter!
Iota Phi-at-Large Chapter was November's Chapter Website of the Month. See how this group utilizes its website!

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