Message from STTI President Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN

August 2016
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I logged a record number of miles this past quarter during my travels as STTI President! I enjoyed meeting and speaking with many of you at our July Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing & Midwifery (GAPFON) Africa regional meeting and International Nursing Research Congress (INRC) in Cape Town, South Africa. I also met several with new, current, and prospective members while in Australia for chapter chartering and the Nursing and Midwifery meeting STTI co-hosted with the University of Technology Sydney. I am humbled every time I see more evidence of the ways STTI members advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.

Please join me in welcoming the members of the following new chapters:  

  • Psi Alpha-at-Large Chapter (Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Notre Dame University, and University of Western Australia, all of Australia)
  • Psi Beta Chapter (Silliman University, Philippines)
  • Chi Omega Chapter (Lake Superior State University, Saul Saint Marie, Michigan, USA)

Congratulations on your achievements and welcome to the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International!

Currently, I am preparing to attend STTI’s first-ever Emerging Global Leader Institute, 7-10 September in Washington, D.C. This program brings together world-class leaders in healthcare to present to aspiring global leaders. I am looking forward to learning from this expert panel. If you cannot attend but are interested in global healthcare, join the social media conversation by following the hashtag #STTIGlobal16.

I will present at STTI Leadership Connection, 17-20 September in Indianapolis, where I hope to connect with more than 450 of our outstanding chapter leaders. Follow the hashtag #STTILC16 for real-time information that others chapter leaders are sharing based on their experiences at the event.

Following the hashtags of our STTI conferences and events is one important way to stay connected with the STTI community. Even when not hosting events, though, STTI posts regular updates on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and our own network, The Circle. If you are not already regularly following us and using these resources, I encourage you to do so and connect in a meaningful way with your STTI peers around the world. You can follow me on Twitter at @CathyCatrambone.

Immediately following Leadership Connection, your STTI Board of Directors will meet in Indianapolis. The individuals you elected devote a substantial amount of their time and expertise to conducting the official business of the honor society and ensuring our stability and strategic growth into the future. I am honored to work alongside the tremendous leaders you selected and am inspired by their commitment to the organization.

For me personally, the next quarter looks to be just as busy as the last one. As I continue my travels and service to STTI, I look forward seeing many of you at Leadership Connection or perhaps at the Creating Healthy Work Environments event in Indianapolis, 17-19 March 2017. And, I’m pleased to share with you that STTI will host its 28th International Nursing Research Congress in Dublin, Ireland, 27-31 July 2017. In the meantime, please continue to share how you are engaging in the four themes of my call to action: Influence through Advocacy, Policy, Philanthropy, and Lifelong Learning. Post your personal or chapter stories on social media using the hashtag #NursesInfluence, and remember to tag me and @STTI so your peers can stay connected with you. I wish you all the best in your personal and professional endeavors during the next several months.