Spring Research Roundtable
April 17, 2013
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of the most distinctive organizations in
professional nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
has become an active force for the benefit of health
care and of nursing careers. The honor society
achieves this by focusing on three areas that
contribute directly to nursing excellence across the
world. These three areas are: scholarship, research
Theta Tau International was founded in 1922 by six
students of nursing at Indiana University in the
United States of America. The society began with one
chapter and six members. During the past 79 years,
it has evolved to 423 chapters across the globe,
with more than 300,000 inducted members who are
active in more than 85 different countries and
founders named the honor society for the words:
storge, tharos, and tima. In the Greek language,
these words mean love, courage, and honor. The
founders believed these to be enduring values that
are at the root of the nursing profession - the
foundation upon which the science grows and is used.
Changing the status of nursing and improving health
care were their ideals as they are ours. And today,
as they did 79 years ago, the pathways for nursing
excellence begin with scholarship, leadership and
research applied in clinical practice.
vision of the Honor Society is to create a global
community of nurses who lead in using scholarship,
knowledge and technology to improve the health of
the world's people.
dedicated to developing these pathways for
professional excellence through the following goals:
1. Develop members across the span of their careers.
2. Build strong chapters and foster collaborative
3. Advance global linkages at the organizational and
4. Prepare and position nurses to lead in diverse,
5. Advance the scientific base of nursing practice
through the scholarship of research.
6. Stimulate scholarly practice in the professional
lives of members.
7. Identify, secure and use a variety of resources
to ensure the organization's future.
Membership in the Zeta Eta
Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International is open to
members of the nursing profession in our community.
If you are interested in joining us, please visit
the membership page on our website or contact us.