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1 WA Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International

2 Mission of STTI  To support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide.

3 Vision of STTI  To create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people

4 Membership  By invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.

5 Facts about STTI  130,000 active members  In more than 85 countries  39% of active members hold master’s or doctoral degrees;  51% are in staff positions;  19% are administrators or supervisors;  18% are faculty/academics  12% are in advanced practice

6 Facts about STTI  There are 486 chapters at institutions of higher education in Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, The USA, Wales

7 Honor Society in WA  First step – 18 months “probation”  Three universities – Curtin, ECU, UWA  Fees and all income to the Honor Society  Once become a chapter – STTI in USA sets their fees and we add a fee to allow us to operate  STTI does not have any ownership of the Chapter Funds  While Honor Society – we do not have any access to STTI.

8 Member Eligibility/ Honor or STTI  Students – CWA of ½ completed – demonstrating academic integrity  Registered Nurses enrolled in postgrad programs – i.e. course work Masters – CWA of ½ completed - demonstrating academic integrity  PhD and Research Masters students – CWA of ¼ completed – but if no coursework then just ¼ completed - demonstrating academic integrity  Clinical Nurses – must have a bachelor degree, demonstrate achievement in nursing – guide Pages/nl_memcriteria.aspx  Nurse Academics – Level C and above

9 Benefits of Honor Society  Brings academics, clinicians and students together  Newsletter  At least 2 workshops/activities per year  Can become a member of STTI and Honor Society and transfer membership when we become a Chapter  Links us with SA, NSW and Qld Honor Socieities and Chapters

10 Current Executive  D. Hegney, Curtin, President  H. Metcalfe, UWA Vice President, Treasurer  A. Williams, ECU, Secretary  C. Toye, Curtin, Membership  R. Saunders, UWA, Membership  D. Twigg, ECU, Newsletter  S. Alliex, Notre Dame, Promotional activites  M. Dillon, WA Health, Chief Nurses Office/SMHS, Events

11 Transition  Minimum of 50 members.  Bylaws accepted  Financially viable  Active and vibrant  Then become a chapter – full induction of all Honor Soceity Members  Part of global nursing organisation - STTI

12 Products and Services - STTI  Career Advice - Career Advisors on line provide one-on-one career advice - Career Map – use online resources to build and manage your nursing career - Mentoring Programs – Get or become a mentor. Managed through the Leadership Institute - Critical Portfolio – Build a portfolio using on- line platform

13 Products and Services - STTI  Get Connected Events – international events through conferences (event information on website) - Find a local chapter – can see what other chapters are offering by visiting the chapter directory or regional website - Transfers – if relocate can transfer membrship or join more than one chapter - Networking – use THE CIRCLE, facebook, linked in, twitter

14 Products and Services - STTI  Stay Involved - Volunteer Connect – online volunteer resource for opportunites, orientation - VIProfile – complete a profile of your interests and skills. This will be used to notify you of chapter, regional and international volunteer opportunities - STTI speakers bureau – find or become a speaker - Serve your community – through your local chapter.

15 Products and Services - STTI  Continuing Professional Education - Members-only FREE CNE – (team building, leading and serving on a medical mission team, ethics in nursing practice, complementary and alternative therapy, global trends and the role of evidence, etc) - Additional Complimentary CPE - Web-based CPE – clinical and nurse manager skill sets (member discounts may apply) - Virginia Henderson Library – on line service – abstract and full text – full access

16 Products and Services - STTI  Member Publications - Always a nurse – for transition into retirement - STTI Connect – Newsletter – sent monthly - Journal of Nursing Scholarship – free, published quarterly - Reflections on Nursing Leadership – on-line member magazine - World views on Evidence-Based Nursing – published quarterly discount. - Scholarly books – at a discount from Wiley - Chapter Leader Emphasis – an biannual newsletter to sent the chapter leaders. - Also get Chapter newsletter

17 Products and Services - STTI  Products, Services and Discounts - Nursing Knowledge International – subsidiary of STTI. 82,000 nurses have joinedwww.nursingknowledge.org - Wiley offers 25% off all products - CA:A Cancer Journal for Clinicians – free - Critical Portfolio - Marsh US Consumer – professional liability insurance (discounted rate)

18 Products and Services - STTI  Grants ants/Pages/Grantsbydate.aspx Small grants (10-15) December application deadline

19 More information 

20 Contact  WA Honor Society of Nursing  PO Box 651, South Perth, WA 


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