The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Celebrating 90 Years - 1922-2012

Celebrating 90 years of nursing excellence

The inception of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) was a phenomenal milestone in the history of nursing. Its creation 90 years ago fostered the development of a global community of nurses and advanced scholarship and leadership within the nursing profession. The 90th anniversary provides an opportunity for you as members to reflect on what it means to be a part of STTI.

A review of STTI’s 90 years reveals both how much and how little the organization has changed — how far it has come, yet how little it has deviated from its original purpose. The values that move us forward today — leadership, knowledge and scholarship, excellence, collaboration, diversity and integrity — are not substantially different from those that have engaged the membership and leadership of STTI for nearly a century.

In recognition of STTI’s 75th anniversary, past president Melanie C. Dreher, PhD, RN, FAAN, noted that, “…STTI had clearly demonstrated that without leadership, scholarship will not be disseminated and used; that without a clinical reference, nursing education is uninformed; that without guiding values, intellectual endeavors are impotent; and that without the vitality of members and chapters, the organization would not flourish.”

Let us know how you and your fellow STTI members are giving back to move forward as we all look ahead to the next 90 years.