About Us

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About Sigma Theta Tau International

Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organisation whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Founded in 1922, STTI has 130,000 members in 86 countries. There are 470 chapters located at 586 institutions of higher education throughout Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, the United States and Wales. Members include practicing nurses, faculty, researchers, policy makers, executives, entrepreneurs and others.  The mission of STTI is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. More information about STTI can be found at www.nursingsociety.org

Upsilon Eta Chapter is based in Singapore. Our chapter was chartered on 12 July 2007 by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Our Chapter aims to:

  • Recognise nurses’ superior achievement.
  • Recognise the development of nursing leadership qualities.
  • Foster high professional standards in the nursing profession.
  • Encourage creative work of nurses.
  • Strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the nursing profession.

 Significant Milestones

26 November 2004    Idea first mooted to form a local honor society in Singapore

20 January 2005        Inaugural induction ceremony for 79 nurses into the honor society

14 March 2005          Society registered with the Registry of Societies, Singapore

12 July 2007              Inaugural chartering ceremony by Sigma Theta Tau International.

                       Upsilon Eta Chapter was conceived.

10-14 July 2007        1st Upsilon Eta Chapter International Nursing Conference

28 Feb 2009              Launch of Upsilon Eta Chapter website