Sigma Theta Tau International Global Initiatives: A Blueprint for Global Growth and Stability

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616477
Title:
Sigma Theta Tau International Global Initiatives: A Blueprint for Global Growth and Stability
Other Titles:
Special Session
Author(s):
Vlasich, Cynthia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha
Author Details:
Cynthia Vlasich RN cynthia@stti.org
Abstract:
Session presented on Thursday, July 21, 2016: Purpose: The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), is a well-established nonprofit with a strong reputation among nurse leaders. Since its founding in 1922, the organization has recognized the value of scholarship and excellence in nursing practice. In 1985, the Society added "International" to its name to clearly indicate the intention for global growth. Since this time, STTI has experienced substantial growth internationally, which led to the creation of the current Global Initiatives department. STTI has made great strides in global advancement in recent years. In July 2012, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) granted Special consultative status to STTI, which refers to expertise in the field of nursing and global health. Additionally, STTI elected its first president from outside of North America; launched its first formal presence in South Africa to specifically conduct work to advance the organization; and launched its first program outside of North America, with the Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy in Africa. Global regions were identified and Regional Coordinators elected from around the world. Currently, over one hundred and thirty-five thousand members reside in eighty-five countries. Methods: To continue to expand the organization's global reach, the Global Initiatives department has identified a number of key strategies to ensure the growth, global stability and ultimate success of the organization. These directions include work to support STTI through Educational Standards, Regulation and Licensing; Global Member Engagement; Global Expansion; Relationship/Reputation Building; and the Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing. Results: STTI will continue to enhance its engagement with the United Nations, as well as with the World Health Organization and other global organizations that have like-minded missions. Conduct outreach and education around the world to help nurse members better understand the work and aims of the U.N., including the newly approved Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are adopted through 2030. Conclusion: These strategies provide a blueprint for how the Global Initiatives department will support STTI's mission: Advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service; and vision: The global organization of choice for nursing.
Keywords:
United Nations; STTI; Global Initiatives
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16C13
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleSigma Theta Tau International Global Initiatives: A Blueprint for Global Growth and Stabilityen
dc.title.alternativeSpecial Sessionen
dc.contributor.authorVlasich, Cynthiaen
dc.contributor.departmentAlphaen
dc.author.detailsCynthia Vlasich RN cynthia@stti.orgen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616477-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Thursday, July 21, 2016: Purpose: The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), is a well-established nonprofit with a strong reputation among nurse leaders. Since its founding in 1922, the organization has recognized the value of scholarship and excellence in nursing practice. In 1985, the Society added "International" to its name to clearly indicate the intention for global growth. Since this time, STTI has experienced substantial growth internationally, which led to the creation of the current Global Initiatives department. STTI has made great strides in global advancement in recent years. In July 2012, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) granted Special consultative status to STTI, which refers to expertise in the field of nursing and global health. Additionally, STTI elected its first president from outside of North America; launched its first formal presence in South Africa to specifically conduct work to advance the organization; and launched its first program outside of North America, with the Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy in Africa. Global regions were identified and Regional Coordinators elected from around the world. Currently, over one hundred and thirty-five thousand members reside in eighty-five countries. Methods: To continue to expand the organization's global reach, the Global Initiatives department has identified a number of key strategies to ensure the growth, global stability and ultimate success of the organization. These directions include work to support STTI through Educational Standards, Regulation and Licensing; Global Member Engagement; Global Expansion; Relationship/Reputation Building; and the Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing. Results: STTI will continue to enhance its engagement with the United Nations, as well as with the World Health Organization and other global organizations that have like-minded missions. Conduct outreach and education around the world to help nurse members better understand the work and aims of the U.N., including the newly approved Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are adopted through 2030. Conclusion: These strategies provide a blueprint for how the Global Initiatives department will support STTI's mission: Advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service; and vision: The global organization of choice for nursing.en
dc.subjectUnited Nationsen
dc.subjectSTTIen
dc.subjectGlobal Initiativesen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:13:29Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:13:29Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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