January 2017
Experience membership locally, regionally, and globally



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!

Interested in becoming an STTI leader?
The International Leadership Succession Committee has extended the application deadline to 6 February. Learn more or submit an application. Feel free to share this information with a fellow STTI member whose leadership would benefit the organization.

STTI Chief Executive Officer Search
As previously announced, STTI Chief Executive Officer Patricia E. Thompson, EdD, RN, FAAN, will retire from the organization effective in December 2017.

We are being assisted in this effort by the search firm Spencer Stuart and have the highest hopes for a diverse set of top candidates. You can help. Read the detailed job description here. In order to disseminate the job description to the widest possible qualified candidate pool, please feel free to share the job description and search information with qualified nurse leaders you may know.

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.

STTI Presents United Nations parallel program in New York
STTI will present the program Economic Empowerment: Developing Leadership Skills for Decision-Making, Governance, and Policy parallel to the 61st session of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) on Friday, 17 March 2017 at 12:30 p.m. (1230) at the Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission, 221 East 52nd Street, New York, NY, USA.

Those interested in attending may register here. Registration is for any parallel event – not specifically the STTI presentation – and you do not need a UN grounds pass to register. Contact with questions.

28th International Nursing Research Congress
Join nearly 900 of your peers in Dublin, Ireland, to connect and engage with researchers, students, clinicians, and nursing leaders who are focused on evidence-based research. Registration is now open!

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

Submit a nomination for the Episteme Award!
The Baxter International Foundation’s Episteme Award acknowledges a major breakthrough in nursing knowledge development that has resulted in a significant and recognizable benefit to the public.

The Baxter International Foundation generously provides a US $15,000 stipend to the award recipient. In the tradition of the Nobel Prize, The Episteme Award is presented to a person or team for highly significant research. The Episteme Laureate will be the keynote speaker at convention. Submit an entry! 

Meet STTI's newest UN youth representative!
The STTI global initiatives department is pleased to introduce Marnie Colborne as STTI's newest UN youth representative. A member of STTI’s Mu Sigma Chapter, Marnie is passionate about serving others and global health.



Learn more about Marnie and the UN youth representative program here.


Are you attending the March 2017 AONE Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, USA?
With support from HealthStream, STTI is hosting a special champagne and strawberries reception on 29 March. This will be a great opportunity to network with other members and meet some of our most distinguished book authors. Space is limited. To receive a reception invitation, email

Not attending AONE? Please visit our booth at these other 2017 nursing conferences:
     •    Creating Healthy Work Environments
          17-19 March, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
     •    ATI Nursing Education
          2-5 April, Orlando, Florida, USA
     •    American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
          22-25 May, Houston, Texas, USA
     •    Association of Community Health Nursing Educators
          8-10 June, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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.

44th Biennial Convention: Abstract Deadline Extended
The abstract submission deadline has been extended to 8 February 2017. 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
Missed the early registration deadline? You can still register online at the standard rate through 22 February 2017. Tell any nursing students you know about the Nurse Strategies for Success pre-conference event.

28th International Nursing Research Congress
27-31 July 2017, Dublin, Ireland
Registration is open. Visit the website, watch the video, and register today!

44th Biennial Convention
28 October - 1 November 2017, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
The call for abstracts deadline has been extended to 8 February 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

Looking for a new job?
You can search thousands of nursing jobs by keyword, location, or type on our members-only job board. Prospective employers post with us because they want access to nursing's best and brightest: YOU! It's easy to create your online account, upload your resume, and get personal job alerts for professional nursing jobs. Get started today!

Congratulations, Delta Upsilon-at-Large Chapter!
Delta Upsilon-at-Large Chapter was January's Chapter Website of the Month. See how this group utilizes its website!

What's Next? A Virtual Tour of STTI.
There are a lot of opportunities for you to get involved and make the most of your STTI membership. This session will take you on a tour of STTI's virtual platforms and show you how to design your membership experience.